While Stetson is primarily a teaching institution, faculty are also expected to remain professionally active. This page gives information about my academic research, and provides links to relevant files.
"The Effects of Race on Called Strikes and Balls." This research examines pitch-by-pitch data from the 1989 through 2010 Major League Baseball seasons, to investigate the extent to which player race and ethnicity impacts the outcome from the subjective decision as to whether a pitch is called a strike or a ball. With Jeff Hamrick.
"Explaining Success in Baseball: The Local Correlation Approach." Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports, vol. 7, issue 4 (2011). This paper develops a nonlinear regression procedure, and an associated local correlation function, as a tool for analyzing sports statistics data. Files relevant to the data analysis for this paper are available here. With Jeff Hamrick.
"Did C.S. Lewis Write The Dark Tower?: An Examination of the Small-Sample Properties of the Efron-Thisted Test." Austrian Journal of Statistics, vol. 38, no. 2, pp. 71-82 (2009). This paper applies and extends statistical procedures developed by Efron and Thisted for investigating a question of literary authorship. With Jeffrey R. Thompson.
"The Assessment of Predictive Accuracy and Model Overfitting: An Alternative Approach." Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 125-131 (January, 1993). This paper provides a simple approach for estimating the degree to which a logistic regression model overfits the data. With Mary S. Stone.
"The Determinants of Incumbent Union Victory in Raid Elections," Labor Law Journal, vol. 43, pp. 221-228 (April 1992). This paper examines factors which contribute to success in "raid" elections for labor union representation. With Edwin Arnold and Clyde S. Scott.
"Tradeoffs in the Choice Between Logit and OLS for Accounting Choice Studies." The Accounting Review, vol. 66, pp. 170-187 (January 1991). This paper examines when logistic regression models may be appropriately used, with particular attention to issues in accounting research. With Mary S. Stone.
"Multisegment Analysis of Supermarket Patronage." Journal of Business Research, vol. 21, pp. 209-223 (November, 1990). This paper examines market segmentation strategies in analyzing patronage patterns for supermarkets. With Sandra M. Hortman, Arthur W. Allaway, and J. Barry Mason.
"Peanut Foliar Disease Assessment." Oleagineaux, vol. 42, pp. 245-251 (1987). This paper details a reliability study on methods of assessing leafspot disease severity in peanuts. With F. M. Shokes, R. D. Berger, and D. H. Smith.
"The Effects of Race on Called Strikes and Balls." Joint Statistics Meetings, Miami, 2011. With Jeff Hamrick.
"Explaining Success in Baseball: The Local Correlation Approach." Joint Statistics Meetings, Washington (DC), 2009. With Jeff Hamrick.
"You Should Be Out of Here: Off-the-field Factors Influencing Selection to the Baseball Hall of Fame." Joint Statistics Meetings, Salt Lake City, 2007. With Nate Crowder.
"What Would You Do with John Law? A Workshop for Discussing Issues of Academic Integrity." International Conference of the Center for Academic Integrity, Boulder (CO), 2006. With Christina Schafer.
"The Experts and the Darts: Using the Wall Street Journal 'Dartboard' Column in Introductory Statistics Classes." Joint Statistics Meetings, San Francisco, 2003. With Jeff Hamrick.
"Three 'Real-World' Finance Examples for the Introductory Statistics Class." Joint Statistics Meetings, New York City, 2002. With Jeff Hamrick.
"Study Design, Data Acquisition, and Data Preparation." Annual conference on Making Statistics More Effective in Schools of Business (MSMESB), Troy (NY), 2001. With John Mackenzie and Betty Thorne.
"The Effects of Cognitive Style and Problem Solving Self-appraisal on Business Students' Creative Problem Solving." American Educational Research Association (AERA) conference, 2001. With Nick Maddox and Mike Boyd.
"On White's Advantage at Chess." Joint Statistics Meetings, Chicago, 1996. With Constantine Ananiadis.
"Are there Clutch Hitters in Baseball?" Winter Regional Meeting, American Statistical Association, Raleigh, 1995.
"On the Odds of an Extended Hitting Streak." Joint Statistics Meetings, Toronto, 1994. With Robby Coelho, Bryan Grunow, and Casey Myers.
"Audit Committees and their Impact upon Audit Effectiveness." Annual Meeting of the American Accounting Association, Toronto, 1990. With Kenneth Austin and Jean Crawford.
"Misclassification in Logistic Regression." Joint Statistics Meetings, Washington (DC), 1989. With Aparna Munshi.
"Using Logit Analysis to Estimate Supermarket Patronage." American Marketing Association Patronage Conference, Baton Rouge, 1989. With Sandra M. Hortman, Arthur Allaway, and J. Barry Mason.
"Sample Size Requirements for Logistic Regression." Joint Statistics Meetings, New Orleans, 1988. With Mary S. Stone.
"Confidence Intervals for the Bernoulli Parameter under Alternative Sampling Plans." Joint Statistics Meetings, San Francisco, 1987.
"Some Results on Lotteries." Joint Statistics Meetings, Chicago, 1986.
"Measurement Reliability and Validity Issues in Disease Assessment." Southern Regional Information Group on Disease Assessment, Athens (GA), 1986. With Andrew N. Markus.
"Reliability of Measurement in Agricultural Research." Joint Statistical Meetings, Las Vegas, 1985. With Frederick M. Shokes.
"A Study of Traffic Turning Movements." Joint Statistics Meetings, Philadelphia, 1984. With Pi-Erh Lin.
"How Much Reliability is Enough?" Spring Regional Meetings of the Institute for Mathematical Statistics, Orlando, 1984. With Douglas A. Zahn.
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