# RSS discussion

Nicholas T. Longford

Discussion of Shafer, G.

`Testing by betting: A strategy for statistical and scientific communication.'

*Journal of the Royal Statistical Society* Ser. A **184**,
455--56, 2021.

https://doi.org/10.1111/rssa.12663

Discussion of Rice, K., Bonnett, T., and Krakauer, C.

`Knowing the signs: a direct and generalizable motivation
of two-sided tests.'

*Journal of the Royal Statistical Society* Ser. A **183**, 451, 2020.

Discussion of Cai, T.T., Sun, W., and Wang, W.

`Covariate-assisted ranking and screening for large-scale two-sample inference.'

*Journal of the Royal Statistical Society* Ser. B **81**,
227-228, 2019.

Discussion of D.J. Hand,
Statistical challenges of administrative and transaction data.

*Journal of the Royal Statistical Society* Ser. A **181**,
593, 2018.

Discussion of A. Gelman and C. Hennig,
Beyond subjective and objective in statistics.

*Journal of the Royal Statistical Society* Ser. A **180**,
1012-1013, 2017.

Discussion of M. Drton and M. Plummer,
A Bayesian information criterion for singular models

*Journal of the Royal Statistical Society* Ser. A **180**,
367, 2017.

Discussion of P. Allin and D.J. Hand,
New statistics for old? - measuring the wellbeing of the UK

*Journal of the Royal Statistical Society* Ser. A **180**,
3-43, 2017.

Discussion of C. Varin, M. Cattelan and D. Firth,
Statistical modelling of citation exchange between statistics journals.

*Journal of the Royal Statistical Society* Ser. A **179**, 55, 2016.

Discussion of C. Hennig and T. Liao,
How to find an appropriate clustering for mixed-type variables
with application to socio-economic stratification.

*Journal of the Royal Statistical Society* Series C **62**,
351, 2013.

Discussion of K. Imai, D. Tingley and T. Yamamoto,
Experimental designs for identifying causal mechanisms.

*Journal of the Royal Statistical Society* Series A **177**,
42, 2013.

Discussion of D. Spiegelhalter *et al.*,
Statistical methods for healthcare regulation:
rating, screening and curveillance.

*Journal of the Royal Statistical Society* Series A **176**,
36-37, 2012.

Discussion of Fan, J., and Lv, J.,
Sure independence screening or ultrahigh dimensional feature space.

*Journal of the Royal Statistical Society* Series B **70**,
899, 2008.

Discussion of P. McCullagh,
Sampling bias and logistic models.

*Journal of the Royal Statistical Society*, Series B **70**,
664-666, 2008.

Discussion of J. Curtice and D. Firth,
Exit polling in a cold climate: the BBC-ITV experience in Britain in 2005.

*Journal of the Royal Statistical Society*, Series A **171**,
537, 2008.

Discussion of P. Diggle, D. Farewell and R. Henderson,
Analysis of longitudinal data with drop-out: objectives, assumptions
and a proposal.

*Applied Statistics* **56**, 537--538, 2007.

Discussion of D. Zeng and D.Y. Lin,
Maximum likelihood estimation in semiparametric regression models
with censored data.

*Journal of the Royal Statistical Society*, Series B **69**,
554, 2007.

Discussion of Handcock, M. S., Raftery, A. E., and Tantrum, J. M.
Model-based clustering for social networks.

*Journal of the Royal Statistical Society* Ser. A **170**, 329,
2007.

Discussion of Farrington, C. P., and Whittaker, H. J.,
Semiparametric analysis of case series data.

*Journal of the Royal Statistical Society* Ser. C **55**, 586,
2006.

Discussion of Brien, C.J., and Bailey, R.A.
Multiple randomizations.

*Journal of the Royal Statistical Society* Ser. B **68**, 603-604,
2006.

Discussion of Copas, J., and Eguchi, S.
Local model uncertainty and incomplete-data bias.

*Journal of the Royal Statistical Society* Ser. B **67**, 498,
2005.

Discussion of Rigby, R. A., and Stasinopoulos, D.
Generalized additive mixed models for location, variation and shape.

*Applied Statistics* **54**, 549-550, 2005.

Discussion of S. Greenland,
Multiple-bias modelling for analysis of observational data.

*Journal of the Royal Statistical Society* Ser. A **168**,
299, 2005.

Discussion of P. Redfern,
An alternative view of the 2001 census and future census taking.

*Journal of the Royal Statistical Society* Ser. A **167**,
240-241, 2004.

Discussion of P. Smith, M. Pont and T. Jones,
Developments in business survey methodology
in the Office for National Statistics, 1994-2000.

*The Statistician* Ser. A **52**, 289, 2003.

Discussion of D. J. Spiegelhalter, P. Aylin, N. G. Best,
S. J. W. Evans and G. D. Murray,

Commissioned analysis of surgical performance using routine data:
lessons from the Bristol inquiry.

*Journal of the Royal Statistical Society* Ser. A **165**,
223-224, 2002.

Discussion of S. Lewis and A. Dean,
Detection of interactions in experiments on large numbers of factors.

*Journal of the Royal Statistical Society* Ser. B **63**,
663-664, 2001.

Discussion of A. Harvey and C.-H. Chung,
Estimating the underlying change in unemployment in the UK.

*Journal of the Royal Statistical Society* Ser. A **163**,
333, 2000.

Discussion of F. Domenici, J. M. Samet and S. Zeger,
Combining evidence on air pollution and daily mortality

from the 20 largest US cities: a hierarchical modelling strategy.

*Journal of the Royal Statistical Society* Ser. A **163**,
287, 2000.

Discussion of S. Senn, Concensus and controversy in pharmaceutical
statistics.

*The Statistician * **49**, 169-170, 2000.

Discussion of A. P. Verbyla *et al*, The analysis of
designed experiments and longitudinal data by using smoothing splines.

* Applied Statistics* **48**, 306, 1999.

Discussion of J. K. Lindsey, Some statistical heresies.

*The Statistician * **48**, 33-34, 1999.

Discussion of A. R. Thatcher, The long-term pattern of adult
mortality and the highest attained age.

*Journal of the Royal Statistical Society* Ser. A **162**,
38, 1999.

Discussion of I. H. Langford and T. Lewis, Outliers in multilevel
data.

*Journal of the Royal Statistical Society* Ser. A **
161**, 158-159, 1998.

Discussion of J. S. Hodges, `Some algebra and geometry for
hierarchical models, applied to diagnostics'.

*Journal of the Royal Statistical Society* Ser. B **160**,
527, 1998.

Discussion of the papers by J. B. Kadane and L. J. Wolfson, A.
O'Hagan, and P. S. Craig *et al.* on elicitation.

*The Statistician* **47**, 57, 1998.

Discussion of the papers by D. Firth and K. E. Bennett and
D. Pfefferman *et al.* on survey sampling.

*Journal of the Royal Statistical Society* Ser. B **60**,
44, 1998.

Discussion of the papers by J. J. Forster and P. W. F. Smith and
D. Clayton *et al.* on survey sampling.

*Journal of the Royal Statistical Society* Ser. B **60**,
89-90, 1998.

Discussion of S. Richardson and P. J. Green, On Bayesian analysis
of mixtures with an unknown number of components.

*Journal of the Royal Statistical Society* Ser. B **59**,
772, 1997.

Discussion of J. Haigh, The statistics of the National Lottery, and
P. Moore, The development of the UK National Lottery: 1992-96.

*Journal of the Royal Statistical Society* Ser. A **160**,
229, 1997.

Discussion of J. B. Copas and H. G. Li, Inference for non-random
samples.

*Journal of the Royal Statistical Society* Ser. B **59**,
88, 1997.

Discussion of H. Goldstein and D. Spiegelhalter, League tables and
their limitations: statistical issues in comparisons of institutional
performance.

*Journal of the Royal Statistical Society* Ser. A **159**,
428-429, 1996.

Discussion of Y. Lee and J. A. Nelder, Hierarchical generalized
linear models.

*Journal of the Royal Statistical Society* Ser. B **58**,
660, 1996.

June 2021