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Professor Brian Francis

Professor of Social Statistics

  1. Published

    Introducing the Lancaster Postgraduate Statistics Centre – a Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL).

    Abram, B. & Francis, B., 07/2007, In: MSOR Connections. 7, 2, p. 11-15 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  2. Published

    Homicide and the media: identifying the top cases in The Times

    Ackerley, E., Peelo, M. T., Francis, B. J., Soothill, K. & Pearson, J., 1/12/2002, In: The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice. 41, 5, p. 401-421 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  3. Published

    Profiles of crime recruitment: changing patterns over time.

    Ackerley, E., Francis, B. & Soothill, K., 8/04/2004, In: British Journal of Criminology. 44, 3, p. 401-418 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  4. Published

    When do sex offenders stop offending?

    Ackerley, E., Soothill, K. L. & Francis, B. J., 1998, In: Home Office Research Bulletin. 39, p. 51-58 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  5. Published

    Fitting overdispersed generalized linear models by non-parametric maximum likelihood.

    Aitkin, M. & Francis, B. J., 1995, In: GLIM Newsletter. 25, p. 37-45 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  6. Published

    Statistical modelling in GLIM4

    Aitkin, M., Francis, B. J. & Hinde, J., 05/2005, 2nd ed. ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 572 p.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  7. Published

    Statistical modelling in R

    Aitkin, M., Francis, B., Hinde, J. & Darnell, R., 2009, Oxford: Oxford University Press. 568 p. (Oxford Statistical Science Series)

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  8. Published

    Fitting the Multinomial model with continuous covariates in GLIM.

    Aitkin, M. & Francis, B., 06/1992, In: Computational Statistics and Data Analysis. 14, 1, p. 89-97 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  9. Published

    Statistical Modelling in GLIM

    Aitkin, M., Anderson, D., Francis, B. & Hinde, J., 1988, Oxford: Clarendon Press. 374 p.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  10. Published

    Une étude comparative d'analyses des correspondances ou de classifications et des modèles de variables latentes ou de classes latentes

    Aitkin, M., Francis, B. & Raynal, N., 1987, In: Revue de Statistique Appliquée. 35, 3, p. 53-82 30 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  11. Published

    A reanalysis of the Stanford heart transplant data

    Aitkin, M., Laird, N. & Francis, B., 06/1983, In: Journal of the American Statistical Association. 78, 382, p. 264-274 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  12. Published

    A reanalysis of the Stanford heart transplant data: a rejoinder

    Aitkin, M., Laird, N. & Francis, B., 06/1983, In: Journal of the American Statistical Association. 78, 382, p. 291-292 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  13. Published

    Interactive regression modelling

    Aitkin, M. & Francis, B., 06/1982, In: Biometrics. 38, 2, p. 511-513 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  14. Published

    Statistical modelling of the group structure of social networks

    Aitkin, M., Vu, D. & Francis, B., 07/2014, In: Social Networks. 38, p. 74-87 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  15. Published

    A new Bayesian approach for determining the number of components in a finite mixture

    Aitkin, M., Vu, D. & Francis, B., 21/08/2015, In: Metron. 73, 2, p. 155-175 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  16. Published

    Statistical modelling of a terrorist network

    Aitkin, M., Vu, D. & Francis, B. J., 06/2017, In: Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A Statistics in Society. 180, 3, p. 751-768 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  17. Published

    Rejoinder

    Aitkin, M., Laird, N. & Francis, B., 1/01/1983, In: Journal of the American Statistical Association. 78, 382, p. 291-292 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  18. Published

    The impact of peatland drain-blocking on dissolved organic carbon loss and discolouration of water : results from a national survey.

    Armstrong, A., Holden, J., Kay, P., Francis, B., Foulger, M., Gledhill, S., McDonald, A. & Walker, A., 5/02/2010, In: Journal of Hydrology. 381, 1-2, p. 112-120 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  19. Published

    Controls over nutrient dynamics in overland flows on slopes representative of agricultural land in North West Europe

    Armstrong, A., Quinton, J. N., Francis, B., Heng, B. C. P. & Sander, G. C., 15/08/2011, In: Geoderma. 164, 1-2, p. 2-10 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

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    Patterns of infant mortality in rural England and Wales, 1850-1910

    Atkinson, P. D., Francis, B. J., Gregory, I. N. & Porter, C., 1/11/2017, In: Economic History Review. 70, 4, p. 1268-1290 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  21. Published

    Spatial modelling of rural infant mortality and occupation in nineteenth-century Britain

    Atkinson, P. D., Francis, B. J., Gregory, I. N. & Porter, C., 26/04/2017, In: Demographic Research. 36, p. 1337-1360 24 p., 44.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  22. Published

    Statistical challenges of administrative and transaction data: Contribution to discussion

    Babb, P., Zhang, L-C., Allin, P., Wallgren, A., Wallgren, B., Blunt, G., Garrett, A., Murtagh, F., Smith, P. W. F., Elliott, D., Nason, G., Powell, B., Moore, J. C., Durrant, G. B., Smith, P. W. F., Smith, P. A., Chambers, R. L., Herzberg, A. M., Pilling, M., Appleby, W. & 36 others, Barnett, A., Bhansali, R., Bharadwaj, N., Dong, Y., van den Brakel, J. A., Budd, L., Doidge, J., Gilbert, R., Francis, B., Frisoli, K., Nugent, R., Garcia Perez, F. J., Lara, L., Porcu, E., Henry, S., Hunt, I., Ieva, F., Gasperoni, F., Jansson, I., Kumar, K., Longford, N., Manninen, A., Mateu, J., McNicholas, P. D., McNicholas, S. M., Tait, P. A., Mehew, J., Oberski, D. L., Ruiz, M., Yohai, V. J., Zamar, R., Stehlik, M., Stehlikova, S., Nunez Soza, L., Towers, J. & Wijayatunga, P., 06/2018, In: Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A Statistics in Society. 181, 3, p. 578-605 28 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialpeer-review

  23. Published

    GLIM 3.77 User Guide

    Baker, R., Clarke, M., Francis, B., Green, M., Nelder, J., Payne, C. & Webb, J., 1985, Oxford: Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG).

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  24. Published

    SABRE 2.0: software for the analysis of binary recurrent events.

    Barry, J., Francis, B. & Davies, R., 1989, Statistical modelling: proceedings of GLIM 89 and the 4th International Workshop on Statistical Modelling. Decarli, A., Francis, B., Gilchrist, R. & Seeber, G. (eds.). Berlin: Springer-Verlag, (Lecture Notes in Statistics; vol. 57).

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter (peer-reviewed)

  25. Published

    Nursing the statistics: a demonstration study of nurse turnover and retention

    Barry, J., Soothill, K. & Francis, B., 07/1989, In: Journal of Advanced Nursing. 14, 7, p. 528-535 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  26. Published

    Robust maximum likelihood estimation of latent class models

    Bartolucci, F., Francis, B., Pandolfi, S. & Pennoni, F., 07/2015, Proceedings of the 30th International Workshop on Statistical Modelling: Proceedings Volume 1. Friedl, H. & Wagner, H. (eds.). Linz, Austria: johannes Kepler University, Linz, p. 94-99 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNConference contribution/Paperpeer-review

  27. Published

    Downs-Syndrome - prevalence and ionizing-radiation in an area of north-west England, 1957-1991.

    Bound, J. P., Francis, B. J. & Harvey, P. W., 04/1995, In: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 49, 2, p. 164-170 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  28. Published

    Neural tube defects 1974-96: down but not out.

    Bound, J. P., Francis, B. J. & Harvey, P. W., 05/1997, In: Archives of Disease in Childhood. 76, 3, p. F214

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  29. Published

    Involvement of deprivation and environmental lead in neural tube defects: a matched case-control study.

    Bound, J. P., Harvey, P. W., Francis, B. J., Awwad, F. & Gatrell, T., 02/1997, In: Archives of Disease in Childhood. 76, 2, p. 107-112 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  30. Published

    Neural tube defects, maternal cohorts and age: a pointer to etiology.

    Bound, J. P., Francis, B. & Harvey, P. W., 10/1991, In: Archives of Disease in Childhood. 66, 10, p. 1223–1226 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  31. Published

    Seasonal prevalence of major congenital malformations in the Fylde of Lancaster 1957-1981

    Bound, J. P., Harvey, P. W. & Francis, B., 1989, In: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 43, 4, p. 330-342 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  32. Published

    Modelling Change: New Opportunities in the Analysis of Microgenetic Data.

    Cheshire, A., Muldoon, K. P., Francis, B., Lewis, C. N. & Ball, L. J., 02/2007, In: Infant and Child Development. 16, 1, p. 119-134 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  33. Published

    An upbringing to violence? identifying the likelihood of violent crime among the 1966 birth cohort in Denmark.

    Christoffersen, M. N., Francis, B. & Soothill, K., 2003, In: Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology. 14, 2, p. 367-381 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  34. Published

    Risk factors for a first-time drink-driving conviction among young men: a birth cohort study of all men born in Denmark in 1966.

    Christoffersen, M. N., Soothill, K. & Francis, B., 06/2008, In: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 34, 4, p. 415 - 425 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  35. Published

    Violent Life Events and Social Disadvantage: A Systematic Study of the Social Background of Various Kinds of Lethal Violence, Other Violent Crime, Suicide, and Suicide Attempts

    Christoffersen, M. N., Soothill, K. & Francis, B., 2007, In: Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention. 8, 2, p. 157-184 28 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  36. Published

    Who is most at risk of becoming a convicted rapist? the likelihood of a rape conviction among the 1966 birth cohort in Denmark

    Christofferson, M. N., Soothill, K. L. & Francis, B. J., 06/2005, In: Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention. 61, 1, p. 39-56 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  37. Published

    The use of computerised records in a university student counselling service

    Corless, C., Francis, B. & Rogers, R., 1984, In: Counselling : the Journal of the British Association for Counselling. 49, p. 7-12 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  38. Published

    Gender, ethics and social work : An international study of students' perceptions at entry into social work education

    D'Cruz, H., Soothill, K. L., Francis, B. J. & Christie, A., 04/2002, In: International Social Work. 45, 2, p. 149-165 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  39. Published

    Fitting bilinear models in GLIM.

    de Falguerolles, A. & Francis, B. J., 1995, In: GLIM Newsletter. 25, p. 9-20 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  40. Published

    Algorithmic approaches to fitting bilinear models for two-way contingency tables.

    de Falguerolles, A. & Francis, B., 1994, New Approaches in Classification and Data Analysis: Studies in Classification, Data Analysis, and Knowledge Organization. Diday, E., Lechevallier, Y., Schader, M., Bertrand, P. & Burtschy, B. (eds.). Berlin: Springer Verlag, p. 518-524 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter (peer-reviewed)

  41. Published

    Fitting power models to two-way contingency tables.

    de Falguerolles, A. & Francis, B., 1994, Compstat 1994: Proceedings in Computational Statistics: 11th Symposium held in Vienna, Austria, 1994. Dutter, R. & Grossman, W. (eds.). Heidelberg: Physica Verlag, p. 470-475 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter (peer-reviewed)

  42. Published

    Algorithmic approaches for fitting bilinear models.

    de Falguerolles, A. & Francis, B., 1992, Computational Statistics Vol. 1: COMPSTAT Proceedings of the 10th Symposium on Computational Statistics, Neuchatel, Switzerland, August 199. Dodge, Y. & Whittaker, J. (eds.). Heidelberg: Physica Verlag

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter (peer-reviewed)

  43. Published

    A paired comparison approach for the analysis of sets of Likert-scale responses.

    Dittrich, R., Francis, B., Hatzinger, R. & Katzenbeisser, W., 04/2007, In: Statistical Modelling. 7, 1, p. 3 - 28

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  44. Published

    Modelling repeated paired comparisons: an example from the British Household Panel Study

    Dittrich, R., Francis, B. & Katzenbeisser, W., 2003, Proceedings of the 18th International Workshop on Statistical Modelling, Leuven, Belgium. Verbeke, G., Molenberghs, G., Aerts, M. & Fieuws, S. (eds.). Leuven: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, p. 119-124 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter (peer-reviewed)

  45. Published

    On the treatment of missing observations in paired comparisons experiments

    Dittrich, R., Francis, B., Hatzinger, R. & Katzenbeisser, W., 2007, Proceedings of the 22nd International Workshop on Statistical Modelling. Barcelona, 2-6 July 2007 . del Castillo, J., Espinal, A. & Puig, P. (eds.). Barcelona: l'Institut d'Estadistica de Catalunya, p. 215-220 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter (peer-reviewed)

  46. Published

    Modelling dependency in multivariate paired comparisons: a log-linear approach.

    Dittrich, R., Francis, B., Hatzinger, R. & Katzenbeisser, W., 09/2006, In: Mathematical Social Sciences. 52, 2, p. 197-209 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  47. Published

    Missing observations in paired comparison data

    Dittrich, R., Francis, B., Hatzinger, R. & Katzenbeisser, W., 04/2012, In: Statistical Modelling. 12, 2, p. 117-143 27 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  48. Published

    Effects of finger markers on the kinematics of reaching movements in young children and adults.

    Domellof, E., Hopkins, B., Francis, B. & Ronnqvist, L., 11/2007, In: Journal of Applied Biomechanics. 23, 4, p. 315 - 321 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  49. Published

    Non-parametric hazard versus non-parametric frailty distribution in modelling recurrence of breast-cancer.

    dos Santos, D. M., Davies, R. B. & Francis, B. J., 1/10/1995, In: Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference. 47, 1-2, p. 111-127 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  50. Published
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