The purpose of this volume is to provide some illustrative examples of the analysis of real-world data drawn from areas as diverse as public policy, medical science, meteorology, and market research. For each case, two or more analysts worked independently in a simulated consultancy context. Each case study begins with a description of the questions at hand, the data sets available, and they then present in detail the analysts' solutions and conclusions.
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Measuring the Impact of an Intervention on Equipment Lives.- Measurements of Possible Lung Damage to Firefighters at the Mississauga Train Derailment.- Iceberg Paths and Collision Risks for Fixed Marine Structures.- Temporal Patterns in Twenty Years of Canadian Homicides.- Extreme-value Analysis of Canadian Wind Speeds.- Beer Chemistry and Canadians’ Beer Preferences.- Estimation of the Need for Child Care in Canada.- Estimation of the Mutagen Potency of Environmental Chemicals Using Short-term Bioassay.