## Reading List

I am often asked to recommend a “good statistics text,” which is as difficult as recommending a good engineering text, and for the same reason. Both disciplines are rich, broad and complex. Perhaps parts of them might be summarized in a single volume, but individual topics require dedicated study. Here are a few books that I refer to often.

- Agresti, Alan,
**Categorical Data Analysis**, 2nd ed., Wiley, 2002 - Box, George E. P., William G. Hunter, and J. Stewart Hunter,
**Statistics for Experimenters**, Wiley, 1978 - Casella, George and Roger L. Berger,
**Statistical Inference**, Duxbury Press, 2001 - Chatfield, C.,
**The Analysis of Time Series**, 4th ed., Chapman & Hall, 1989 - Cressie, Noel A. C.,
**Statistics for Spatial Data**, Wiley, 1993 - Fisher, Ronald A.,
**Statistical Methods for Research Workers***.*(First published in 1925; 14th edition was ready for publication in 1962, when Fisher died, and was published in 1990, by the Oxford University Press, along with**Experimental Design**and**Scientific Inference**, with corrections to the 1991 edition, in 1993.) - Efron, Bradley and Robert J. Tibshirani,
**An Introduction to the Bootstrap**, Chapman and Hall, 1993 - Gelman, Andrew, John B. Carlin, Hal S. Stern, Donald B. Rubin,
**Bayesian Data Analysis**, 2nd ed., Chapman & Hall/CRC, 2003 - Johnson, Richard A. and Dean W. Wichern,
**Applied Multivariate Statistical Analysis**, 5th ed., Prentice Hall, 2002 - Kutner, Michael, and Christopher J. Nachtsheim, John Neter, William Li,
**Applied Linear Statistical Models**, 5th ed., McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2005 - Lawless, Jerald F.,
**Statistical Models and Methods for Lifetime Data**, Wiley, 1982 - McCullagh, P. and J.A. Nelder,
**Generalized Linear Models**, Chapman & Hall, 2nd ed., 1989 - Meeker and Escobar,
**Statistical Methods for Reliability Data**, Wiley, 1998 - Robert, Christian P. and George Casella,
**Monte Carlo Statistical Methods**, Springer, 1999 - Venables and Ripley,
**Modern Applied Statistics with S**, 4th ed., Springer 2002

##### Here are two more. Statistics History. This is fascinating stuff. Really!

- Joan Fisher Box,
**R.A. Fisher: The Life of a Scientist**, Wiley, 1978. Biography by Fisher’s daughter. I fear this dellightful book is out of print and only available from re-sellers at prohibitive prices. Pity. Every practitioner would benefit from reading this book. - Stephen M. Stigler,
**The History of Statistics: The Measurement of Uncertainty before 1900.**Another wonderful book by a wonderful and lucid writer. Stigler, Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Statistics, University of Chicago, was Alan Agresti’s thesis adviser.