Multiple Comparisons, Selection And Applications In Biometry

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Aims to provide in-depth descriptions of the latest developments in multiple comparison methods and selection procedures, while emphasizing biometry. This text is published in honour of the 70th birthday of Charles W. Dunnett - a pioneer in statistical methodology.

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Papers presented at the Symposium on Biostatistics held at McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada, represent many areas of Dunnett's contributions, and, in combining the topics of multiple comparison methods and selection procedures, serve as impetus for further work defining their affinities. Topics of the 32 contributions encompass both theoretical and practical concerns and are unified by the quest which motivates Dunnett's work--developing methods for better understanding of data. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

Preface
Contributors
1 A Conversation with Charles W. Dunnett 1
2 Whither Biometry? 11
Pt. A Multiple Comparisons
3 Probability Inequalities and Dunnett's Test 29
4 Multiple Comparisons in Split Block and Split-Split Plot Designs 47
5 Multiple Comparisons with a Control in Response Surface Metholology: The Problem, Examples, and Relative Efficiency Results 63
6 One-Sided Multiple Comparisons of Response Rates with a Control 77
7 Distribution-Free and Asymptotically Distribution-Free Comparisons with a Control in Blocked Experiments 97
8 Plackett's Identity, Its Generalizations, and Their Uses 121
9 Some Minimax Test Procedures for Comparing Several Normal Means 137
10 Approximate Simultaneous Confidence Intervals 149
11 Stepwise Multiple Comparisons of Repeated Measures Means Under Violations of Multisample Sphericity 167
12 Where Should Multiple Comparisons Go Next? 187
Pt. B Selection
13 Performances of Selection Procedures for 2-Factor Additive Normal Populations with Common Known Variance 209
14 Multi-Factor Extensions of Paulson's Procedures for Selecting the Best Normal Population 225
15 The Least Favorable Configuration of a Two-Stage Procedure for Selecting the Largest Normal Mean 247
16 A Bayesian Approach to Comparing Treatments with a Control 267
17 Nonlinear Renewal Theory and Beyond: Reviewing the Roles in Selection and Ranking 293
18 One-Sided Sequential Tests to Establish Equivalence Between Treatments with Special Reference to Normal and Binary Responses 315
19 Subset Selection Procedures for Binomial Models Based on a Class of Priors and Some Applications 331
20 A Two-Stage Procedure for Selecting the [delta][superscript *]-Optimal Guaranteed Lifetimes in the Two-Parameter Exponential Model 353
21 A Note on Selection Procedures and Selection Constants 367
22 Sharpening Subset Selection of Treatments Better than a Control 381
Pt. C Biometry and Design
23 Interim Analyses in Clinical Trials 391
24 A New Procedure for Assessing Acute Oral Toxicity 403
25 Estimating Risks of Progression to AIDS Using Serially Measured Immunologic Markers 415
26 Some Statistical Methods for Followup Studies of Disease with Intermittent Monitoring 427
27 Exact Solutions to the Behrens-Fisher Problem 447
28 An Easy Way to Use Dunnnett t with SAS Least Squares Means 479
29 Future Directions for National Health Information Systems 487
30 Concomitants of Order Statistics: Review and Recent Developments 507
31 Residual Plots for Minimal Resolution IV Designs 519
32 An Optimal Stopping Rule for Multinomial Inverse Sampling Problems 531
Publications of Charles W. Dunnett 549
Index 555
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