Mohamed M. Shoukri is a principal scientist and the chairman of the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Scientific Computing at King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre. He is also an adjunct professor of biostatistics in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Shoukri is a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society of London and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute.
The new edition of this book includes popular and important new topics on assessing agreement and reliability ... this book is very readable and it contains detailed examples and programming codes that can be easily followed and carried out by practicing statisticians. It is a valuable reference for someone who has limited background on assessing agreement and reliability. -Huiman X. Barnhart, Journal of the American Statistical Association, September 2014, Vol. 109 There are fairly substantial changes from the first edition. These include more focus on defining the subjects' and raters' populations, the loss of efficiency consequent on categorizing continuous scores, sample size determination, and pooling multicentre studies. Two new chapters are added, one on models for methods comparison studies, and one on the analysis of reproducibility using the within-subjects coefficient of variation. ... Overall the volume provides an accessible introduction to the area, at a sufficient depth for most practitioners. -David J. Hand, Mathematics Department, Imperial College London, UK, in International Statistical Review Praise for the First Edition: ... an important strength of this text is that it brings together technical results on agreement statistics from a variety of sources, and it often provides information about the precision of the estimates and interval estimates ... this text provides a handy compilation of statistical approaches to interobserver agreement ... biostatisticians ...are likely to find the summary and results to be helpful, and they will want to add this book to their collection. -Patrick E. Shrout, New York University, Statistics in Medicine, Vol. 25, 2006 Mohamed Shoukri is well placed to write this book, as he is one of the foremost current researchers in this field. I recommend it. -Journal of the Royal Statistical Society The well-written specialized book by