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A Practical Guide to Implementing Nonparametric and Rank-Based Procedures

Nonparametric Statistical Methods Using R covers traditional nonparametric methods and rank-based analyses, including estimation and inference for models ranging from simple location models to general linear and nonlinear models for uncorrelated and correlated responses. The authors emphasize applications and statistical computation. They illustrate the methods with many real and simulated data examples using R, including the packages Rfit and npsm.

The book first gives an overview of the R language and basic statistical concepts before discussing nonparametrics. It presents rank-based methods for one- and two-sample problems, procedures for regression models, computation for general fixed-effects ANOVA and ANCOVA models, and time-to-event analyses. The last two chapters cover more advanced material, including high breakdown fits for general regression models and rank-based inference for cluster correlated data.

The book can be used as a primary text or supplement in a course on applied nonparametric or robust procedures and as a reference for researchers who need to implement nonparametric and rank-based methods in practice. Through numerous examples, it shows readers how to apply these methods using R.

1. Preliminaries
2. Preface
3. Chapter 1 Getting Started with R
1. 1.1 R Basics
3. 1.3 Generating Random Data
4. 1.4 Graphics
6. 1.6 User Defined Functions
7. 1.7 Monte Carlo Simulation
8. 1.8 R packages
9. 1.9 Exercises
4. Chapter 2 Basic Statistics
1. 2.1 Introduction
2. 2.2 Sign Test
3. 2.3 Signed-Rank Wilcoxon
4. 2.4 Bootstrap
5. 2.5 Robustness*
6. 2.6 One- and Two-Sample Proportion Problems
7. 2.7 &#967;2 Tests
1. 2.7.1 Goodness-of-Fit Tests for a Single Discrete Random Variable
2. 2.7.2 Several Discrete Random Variables
3. 2.7.3 Independence of Two Discrete Random Variables
4. 2.7.4 McNemar’s Test
8. 2.8 Exercises
5. Chapter 3 Two-Sample Problems
1. 3.1 Introductory Example
2. 3.2 Rank-Based Analyses
1. 3.2.1 Wilcoxon Test for Stochastic Ordering of Alternatives
2. 3.2.2 Analyses for a Shift in Location
3. 3.2.3 Analyses Based on General Score Functions
4. 3.2.4 Linear Regression Model
3. 3.3 Scale Problem
4. 3.4 Placement Test for the Behrens–Fisher Problem
5. 3.5 Efficiency and Optimal Scores*
6. 3.6 Adaptive Rank Scores Tests
7. 3.7 Exercises
6. Chapter 4 Regression I
1. 4.1 Introduction
2. 4.2 Simple Linear Regression
3. 4.3 Multiple Linear Regression
4. 4.4 Linear Models*
5. 4.5 Aligned Rank Tests*
6. 4.6 Bootstrap
7. 4.7 Nonparametric Regression
8. 4.8 Correlation
9. 4.9 Exercises
7. Chapter 5 ANOVA and ANCOVA
1. 5.1 Introduction
2. 5.2 One-Way ANOVA
3. 5.3 Multi-Way Crossed Factorial Design
4. 5.4 ANCOVA*
1. 5.4.1 Computation of Rank-Based ANCOVA
5. 5.5 Methodology for Type III Hypotheses Testing*
6. 5.6 Ordered Alternatives
7. 5.7 Multi-Sample Scale Problem
8. 5.8 Exercises
8. Chapter 6 Time to Event Analysis
1. 6.1 Introduction
2. 6.2 Kaplan–Meier and Log Rank Test
3. 6.3 Cox Proportional Hazards Models
4. 6.4 Accelerated Failure Time Models
5. 6.5 Exercises
9. Chapter 7 Regression II
1. 7.1 Introduction
2. 7.2 High Breakdown Rank-Based Fits
1. Stars Data
3. 7.3 Robust Diagnostics
4. 7.4 Weighted Regression
5. 7.5 Linear Models with Skew Normal Errors
6. 7.6 A Hogg-Type Adaptive Procedure
7. 7.7 Nonlinear
1. 7.7.1 Implementation of the Wilcoxon Nonlinear Fit
2. 7.7.2 R Computation of Rank-Based Nonlinear Fits
3. 7.7.3 Examples
4. 7.7.4 High Breakdown Rank-Based Fits
8. 7.8 Time Series
9. 7.9 Exercises
10. Chapter 8 Cluster Correlated Data
1. 8.1 Introduction
2. 8.2 Friedman’s Test
3. 8.3 Joint Rankings Estimator
1. 8.3.1 Estimates of Standard Error
2. 8.3.2 Inference
3. 8.3.3 Examples
4. 8.4 Robust Variance Component Estimators
5. 8.5 Multiple Rankings Estimator
6. 8.6 GEE-Type Estimator
7. 8.7 Exercises
11. Bibliography