School of Population Health


Publications and reports

The following publications describe aspects of  SPAN software:

  1. Marshall, RJ. Comparison of Misclassification Rates of Search Partition Analysis and other Classification Methods. Statistics in Medicine, 25, 3787-3797, 2006.

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  1. Marshall, RJ. Scaled rectangle diagrams can be used to visualise clinical and epidemiological data. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 58, 974-981, 2005. 

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  1. Marshall RJ. Displaying categorical data relationships by scaled rectangle diagrams. Statistics in Medicine 20, 1077-1088, 2001.

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  1. Marshall, RJ. The use of classification and regression trees in clinical epidemiology. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 54, 603-609, 2001.

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  1. Silpakit, C, and Marshall, RJ. Development of a short psychiatric screening questionnaire: An application of search partition analysis (SPAN). Siriraj Hospital Gazette (Thailand) , 52, 524-527, 2000.

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  1. Marshall, RJ. Generation of Boolean classification rules. Proceedings of Computational Statistics 2000. Utretch. Eds JG Bethlehem and PGM van der Heijden. Springer-Verlag.

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  1. Marshall, RJ. Determining and visualising at risk groups in case-control data. Journal of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, 6, 343-348, 2001.

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  1. Marshall RJ. Classification to ordinal categories using a search partition methodology with an application in diabetes screening. Statistics in Medicine 18, 2723-2735, 1999.

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  1. Marshall RJ. A program to implement a search method for identification of clinical subgroups. Statistics in Medicine, 14, 2645-2659, 1995.

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  1. Marshall RJ. Partitioning methods for classification and decision making in medicine. Statistics in Medicine, 5, 517-26, 1986.

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