The Special Issue of Statistical Methodology on Statistical Methods for
Statistics and the Social Sciences, honoring the 10th anniversary of the Center
for Statistics and the Social Sciences (CSSS) at the University of Washington,
has just been published. The publisher, Elsevier, has now decided to
make it freely available online for
a limited time. There is also a short video introduction to the issue.
Dr. Guangquan (Philip) Li has been awarded a Young
Academic Award for participation to the CRiSM workshop on Model
Uncertainty, May 2010.
A forthcoming Master class on New Bayesian Methods for Model Comparison (jointly sponsored by the BIAS node and the Lancaster-Warwick-Stirling node), to be held at
The Postgraduate Statistics Centre, Department of Maths and Statistics,
Lancaster University on 29th March 2010.
For more details, please visit the course website.
New book on Spatial Data Analysis (with R)
A member of the BIAS Node is co-authoring a forthcoming book on . The book covers the main aspects of spatial
data analysis using the R programming language, which is freely available. It
is published by Springer and is due to appear in August 2008.
As quoted from the publisher website:
"This book will be of interest to researchers who intend to use R to handle,
visualise, and analyse spatial data. It will also be of interest to spatial
data analysts who do not use R, but who are interested in practical aspects of
implementing software for spatial data analysis. It is a suitable companion
book for introductory spatial statistics courses and for applied methods
courses in a wide range of subjects using spatial data, including human and
physical geography, geographical information systems, the environmental
sciences, ecology, public health and disease control, economics, public
administration and political science."