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Injury Epidemiology: Fourth edition By Leon S. Robertson, Ph.D.
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Research on injuries is a high priority to inform public policy that reduces deaths, hospitalizations and associated costs. Principles for research design and analysis of injury incidence and... More > severity are emphasized. Review of extant surveillance data reveals numerous flaws that must be changed to increase usefulness of the data. Research designs of studies of injury causation and evaluation of countermeasures are often inappropriate and mislead analytic and injury control efforts. Appendices to chapters illustrate research projects that influenced public policy affecting the reduction of motor vehicle fatalities per population by half in the U.S. The principles illustrated by these studies can be applied to other types of injury.< Less
Stock Market Science vs. Myth: How to Test Before You Invest By Leon S. Robertson, Ph.D.
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Many popular stock-trading rules of thumb and trading systems tested in this book are unreliable. The tales of their effectiveness are myths. The book reveals new scientifically tested stock trading... More > systems that more than double certain investment returns compared to buying and holding certain equities. To illustrate the effectiveness of the new systems and ineffectiveness of the mythical trading systems, the thirty stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), twenty-six older exchange traded funds (ETFs) that reflect prices of various U.S. and foreign market indices, and the ten most popular mutual funds are used as examples. Readers of the book learn how to evaluate trading systems and test their own ideas based on scientific methods using free software downloaded from the author’s website on the Internet. "Robertson is a worthy guide who can bring difficult concepts to the level of even the casual investor." Dan Shearer, Editor, Green Valley News (Arizona)< Less
Stock Market Science vs. Myth: How to Test Before You Invest By Leon S. Robertson, Ph.D.
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Many popular stock-trading rules of thumb and trading systems tested in this book are unreliable. The tales of their effectiveness are myths. The book reveals new scientifically tested stock trading... More > systems that more than double certain investment returns compared to buying and holding certain equities. To illustrate the effectiveness of the new systems and ineffectiveness of the mythical trading systems, the thirty stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), twenty-six older exchange traded funds (ETFs) that reflect prices of various U.S. and foreign market indices, and the ten most popular mutual funds are used as examples. Readers of the book learn how to evaluate trading systems and test their own ideas based on scientific methods using free software downloaded from the author’s website on the Internet. "Robertson is a worthy guide who can bring difficult concepts to the level of even the casual investor." Dan Shearer, Editor, Green Valley News (Arizona)< Less
The HOA Murders By Leon Robertson
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Two gun buffs go shooting in the southern Arizona desert. They are found dead, their bodies riddled with bullets. Pima County detectives Juan Caldera and Sam “Junior” Collins work the... More > case with the help of their colleagues, Barbara Sanchez and Richard Grogan. They discover that the victims had a history of bullying members of the Fantasia Homeowners Association. Members of the HOA, as well as Calderas’ team, cannot believe that someone would commit murder over trivial HOA arguments, but Juan cites a case where such a murder occurred in the Phoenix area. He nevertheless has to consider alternative theories. Were the victims involved in gun or people smuggling across the nearby Mexican border? Were they "Minutemen" attempting to intimidate wannabe immigrants from Mexico or minutemen sympathizers who were killed for some reason associated with such activities? When more deaths occur in the HOA, the puzzle becomes complex.< Less
Hillbilly to Harvard to Yale By Leon Robertson
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What makes a scientist? Some grow up in families that emphasize education and inquiry. Others come to science on their own. This is the story of an unlikely candidate for faculty positions at Harvard... More > and Yale, but the author accomplished that feat. Told with self-deprecating humor, the book includes brief descriptions of the research, in layman's terms, that earned him international recognition.< Less
The Expert Witness Scam By Leon Robertson
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Most advocates of “tort reform” seek to cap jury awards for injury by hazardous products and medical malpractice. They decry “junk science”, implying that plaintiffs’... More > cases are based on invalid research or opinions of unqualified witnesses. Based on his experience as an expert witness, the author exposes the lies, plagiarism and biases of witnesses hired by large corporations to defend them in product liability lawsuits. Actual transcripts from depositions and trials are quoted to reveal the huge amounts of money paid to these witnesses and their willingness to say what the lawyers tell them to say. The book concludes with an examination of alternative proposals to tort reform that would put more money in the pockets of the injured and less in the pockets of overpaid lawyers and witnesses.< Less