**Introduction **Discrete Outcomes

Data Source

Outline of the Book

Review of Key Statistical Results

Software

**Contingency Tables **Inference for One-Way Frequency Table

Inference for 2 x 2 Table

Inference for 2 x

*r*Tables

Inference for

*s*x

*r*Table

Measures of Association

**Sets of Contingency Tables **Confounding Effects

Sets of 2 x 2 Tables

Sets of

*s*x

*r*Tables

**Regression Models for Categorical Response **Logistic Regression for Binary Response

Inference about Model Parameters

Goodness of Fit

Generalized Linear Models

Regression Models for Polytomous Response

**Regression Models for Count Response **Poisson Regression Model for Count Response

Goodness of Fit

Overdispersion

Parametric Models for Clustered Count Response

**Loglinear Models for Contingency Tables **Analysis of Loglinear Models

Two-Way Contingency Tables

Three-Way Contingency Tables

Irregular Tables

Model Selection

**Analyses of Discrete Survival Time **Special Features of Survival Data

Life Table Methods

Regression Models

**Longitudinal Data Analysis **Data Preparation and Exploration

Marginal Models

Generalized Linear Mixed-Effects Model

Model Diagnostics

**Evaluation of Instruments **Diagnostic-ability

Criterion Validity

Internal Reliability

Test-Retest Reliability

**Analysis of Incomplete Data**Incomplete Data and Associated Impact

Missing Data Mechanism

Methods for Incomplete Data

Applications

**References**

**Index**