This second edition of Hilbe's Negative Bimial Regression is a substantial enhancement to the popular first edition. The only text devoted entirely to the negative bimial model and its many variations, nearly every model discussed in the literature is addressed. The theoretical and distributional background of each model is discussed, together with examples of their construction, application, interpretation and evaluation. Complete Stata and R codes are provided throughout the text, with additional code (plus SAS), derivations and data provided on the book's website. Written for the practising researcher, the text begins with an examination of risk and rate ratios, and of the estimating algorithms used to model count data. The book then gives an in-depth analysis of Poisson regression and an evaluation of the meaning and nature of overdispersion, followed by a comprehensive analysis of the negative bimial distribution and of its parameterizations into various models for evaluating count data.
Joseph M. Hilbe is a Solar System Ambassador with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology, an adjunct professor of statistics at Arizona State University, and an emeritus professor at the University of Hawaii. Professor Hilbe is an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI), for which he is Chair of the ISI International Astrostatistics Network. He is the author of Logistic Regression Models (Chapman and Hall/CRC, 2009), a leading text on the subject, and co-author of R for Stata Users (Springer, 2010, with R. Muenchen), Generalized Estimating Equations (Chapman and Hall/CRC, 2002, with J. Hardin) and Generalized Linear Models and Extensions (Stata Press, 2001 and 2007, also with J. Hardin).