Mississippi State University provides access to SAS, a popular statistical package. Access is available in both the Library and Butler computer labs. In addition, Mississippi State University has purchased a limited site license for university computers, with access available to all university affiliated faculty, staff and students. For additional information concerning access to SAS, contact Information Technology Services. For questions or suggestions for this guide, please contact Dr. Deborah Lee.
This book introduces researchers and students to the concepts and generalized linear models for analyzing quantitative random variables that have one or more bounds. Examples of bounded variables include the percentage of a population eligible to vote (bounded from 0 to 100), or reaction time in milliseconds (bounded below by 0). The human sciences deal in many variables that are bounded. Ignoring bounds can result in misestimation and improper statistical inference. Michael Smithson and Yiyun Shou′s book brings together material on the analysis of limited and bounded variables that is scattered across the literature in several disciplines, and presents it in a style that is both more accessible and up-to-date. The authors provide worked examples in each chapter using real datasets from a variety of disciplines. The software used for the examples include R, SAS, and Stata. The data, software code, and detailed explanations of the example models are available on an accompanying website.
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