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David Firth, some unpublished or hard-to-find papers

Old papers, made available here under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY). Please do cite if you use any of them.

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  • Relative importance of explanatory variables: An annotated bibliography PDF file
    (October 1998)
    Invited paper at the conference Statistical Issues in Social Science, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm, October 1998. Please cite as:
    • Firth, D (1998). Relative importance of explanatory variables: An annotated bibliography. Conference on Statistical Issues in Social Science, Stockholm, October 1998. http://warwick.ac.uk/dfirth/papers/Stockholm1998.pdf
    [The paper by J W Pratt that's included there is probably the clearest thinking that I have seen on this topic! It's a hard paper to find; but Pratt's talk at the 1987 conference in Tampere can now be viewed in its entirety on YouTube, at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzLQkAH5g3A.]
  • Recent developments in quasi-likelihood methods PDF file
    (April 1993)
    Invited paper at the 49th Biennial Session of the International Statistical Institute held in Florence, Italy, August 1993. Originally published in the Bulletin of the International Statistical Institute. Please cite as:
    • Firth, D (1993). Recent developments in quasi-likelihood methods. Bull. Int. Stat. Inst. 55, 341-358.