9. Statistical Modelling

  1. Michael J. Crawley

Published Online: 14 SEP 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470515075.ch9

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How to Cite

Crawley, M. J. (2007) Statistical Modelling, in The R Book, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470515075.ch9

Author Information

  1. Imperial College London at Silwood Park, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 SEP 2007
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470510247

Online ISBN: 9780470515075

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Keywords:

  • statistical modelling;
  • principle of parsimony (Occam's razor);
  • model simplification;
  • Box–Cox transformation;
  • model checking;
  • optional arguments in model-fitting functions;
  • dataframes with same variable names;
  • explanatory variable transformation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Maximum Likelihood

  • The Principle of Parsimony (Occam's Razor)

  • Types of Statistical Model

  • Steps Involved in Model Simplification

  • Model Formulae in R

  • Box–Cox Transformations

  • Model Criticism

  • Model checking

  • Summary of Statistical Models in R

  • Optional arguments in model-fitting functions

  • Dataframes containing the same variable names

  • Akaike's Information Criterion

  • Leverage

  • Misspecified Model

  • Model checking in R

  • Contrasts