Books and Media Reviews


The following items are currently available (listed by year of publication). There is no fee but the reviewer keeps the book, except when publishers make an ebook available for limited time. Please contact the reviews editor (kkumar@bond.edu.au) to request an item.

  • Books available
    Bailer, A.; Statistical Programming in SAS; Chapman and Hall/CRC Press
    Brémaud, Pierre; Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes; Springer
    Chang, Mark; Artificial Intelligence for Drug Development, Precision Medicine, and Healthcare; Chapman and Hall/CRC Press
    Chen, Xinguang, and Chen, Ding-Geng; Statistical Methods for Global Health and Epidemiology; Springer
    Cole, Diana; Parameter Redundancy and Identifiability; Chapman and Hall/CRC Press
    Edge, M. D.; Statistical Thinking from Scratch: a Primer for Scientists; Oxford University Press
    Gentle, James; Statistical Analysis of Financial Data: with Examples In R; Chapman and Hall/CRC Press
    Gerbing, David; R Visualizations: Derive Meaning from Data; Chapman and Hall/CRC Press
    Gillard, Jonathan; A First Course in Statistical Inference; Springer
    Golden, Richard; Statistical Machine Learning: a Unified Framework; Chapman and Hall/CRC Press
    Greselin, Francesca, Vichi, Maurizio, Deldossi, Laura, and Bagnato, Luca; Statistical Learning of Complex Data; Springer
    Haining, Robert P.; Modelling Spatial and Spatial-temporal Data: a Bayesian Approach; Chapman and Hall/CRC Press
    Hand, David J.; Dark Data: Why What You Don’t Know Matters; Princeton University Press
    Hoang, Lê Nguyên; The Equation of Knowledge: from Bayes' Rule to a Unified Philosophy of Science; CRC Press
    Ismay, Chester; Statistical Inference via Data Science; Chapman and Hall/CRC Press
    Kirk, Andy; Data Visualisation: A Handbook for Data Driven Design, 2nd Edition; Sage
    Kitagawa, Genshiro; Introduction to Time Series Modeling with Applications in R; Chapman and Hall/CRC Press
    Klein, John P.; Handbook of Survival Analysis; Chapman and Hall/CRC Press
    Lawrence, Andy; Probability in Physics; Springer
    Leemis, Larry; Mathematical Statistics; Taylor and Francis
    Leemis, Larry; Probability, 2nd Edition; Taylor and Francis 
    Lesaffre, Emmanuel; Bayesian Methods in Pharmaceutical Research; Chapman and Hall/CRC Press
    McElreath, Richard; Statistical Rethinking: a Bayesian Course with Examples in R and STAN; Chapman and Hall/CRC Press
    McElroy, Tucker S.; Time Series: a First Course with Bootstrap Starter; Chapman and Hall/CRC Press;
    Michel, René, von Martens, Tobias, and Schnakenburg, Igor; Targeting Uplift: an Introduction to Net Scores; Springer
    Oakland, John S., Oakland, Robert J. and Turner, Michael A.; Total Quality Management and Operational Excellence: Text with Cases, 5th edn; Routledge
    Paradis, Emmanuel; Population Genomics with R; Chapman and Hall/CRC Press
    Peng, Shige; Nonlinear Expectations and Stochastic Calculus under Uncertainty; Springer
    Prügel-Bennett, Adam; The Probability Companion for Engineering and Computer Science; Cambridge University Press
    Quirk, Thomas J.; Excel 2019 for Engineering Statistics; Springer
    Rabbee, Nusrat; Biomarker Analysis in Clinical Trials with R;
    Rahman, Azizur; Statistics for Data Science and Policy Analysis; Springer
    Razzaghi, Mehdi; Statistical Models in Toxicology; Chapman and Hall/CRC Press
    Rigdon, Steven E.; Monitoring the Health of Populations by Tracking Disease Outbreaks: Saving Humanity from the Next Plague; Chapman and Hall/CRC Press
    Roncalli, Thierry; Handbook of Financial Risk Management; Chapman and Hall/CRC Press
    Severini, Thomas A.; Analytic Methods in Sports: Using Mathematics and Statistics to Understand Data from Baseball, Football, Basketball, and Other Sports; Chapman and Hall/CRC Press
    Sievert, Carson; Interactive Web-Based Data Visualization with R, plotly, and shiny; Chapman and Hall/CRC Press
    Sijtsma, Klaas; Measurement Models for Psychological Attributes; Chapman and Hall/CRC Press
    Tartakovsky, Alexander; Sequential Change Detection and Hypothesis Testing; Chapman and Hall/CRC Press
    Walden, Andrew T. and Percival, Donald B.; Spectral Analysis for Univariate Time Series; Cambridge University Press                
    Washington, Simon; Statistical and Econometric Methods for Transportation Data Analysis; Chapman and Hall/CRC Press
    Zhang, Hongmei; Analyzing High-Dimensional Gene Expression and DNA Methylation Data with R; Chapman and Hall/CRC Press
    Zuccolotto, Paola; Basketball Data Science: with Applications in R; Chapman and Hall/CRC Press
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Last updated 25 September 2020.