Department of Statistics

Alastair Scott

Alastair Scott

Job title: Emeritus Professor
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 88751
Office: 303.309 Science Centre


Alastair Scott has an MSc in Mathematics from Auckland and a PhD in Statistics from the University of Chicago. After graduation from Chicago in 1965, he lectured at the London School of Economics for a number of years before joining the University of Auckland in 1972. He has been here ever since, apart from a number of visiting appointments at universities in North America and the U.K. He retired in 2005 but remains active in the Department.

Further Information

Currently, his main research interests are in sample survey theory and methods, particularly in the development of methods for the analysis of survey data, in medical statistics, particularly in the design and analysis of retrospective studies, and in health services research.

Alastair is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand and an Honorary Life Member of the NZ Statistical Association.

Some Recent Publications.

T. Lumley and A.J. Scott (2014). Tests for regression models fitted to survey data. ANZ Journal of Statistics, 56, 1-14.

J. Neuhaus, A.J. Scott, C.J. Wild, Y. Jiang, C.E. McCulloch, and R. Boylan (2014). Likelihood-based analysis of longitudinal data from outcome-related sampling designs. Biometrics, 70, 44-52.

T. Lumley and A.J. Scott (2013). Two-sample rank tests under complex sampling. Biometrika, 100, 831-842.

T. Lumley and A.J. Scott (2013). Partial likelihood-ratio tests for the Cox model under complex sampling. Statistics in Medicine, 32, 110-123.

A.J. Scott (2013). The analysis of survey data. Proceedings of the 59th World Statistics Congress, 2617-2622.

T. Lumley and A.J. Scott (2013). Rank tests with data from a complex survey. Proceedings of the 59th World Statistics Congress, 900-905.

R. Lay-Yee, P.B. Davis and A.J. Scott (2013). Patterns of Family Doctor Decision Making in Practice Context. Social Science & Medicine, 76, 47-56

T. Lumley and A.J. Scott (2012). Fitting GLMs with survey data. Proceedings of the Survey Research Methods Section, Amer. Statist. Assoc, 5174-5181.

P.B. Davis, A.J. Scott and M. von Randow (2012). "Health research sampling methods" in Researching Health: Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods (2nd ed), Mike Saks and Judith Allsop (eds), Sage Publications: London, 171 - 189.

A.J. Scott and C.J. Wild (2011). Fitting regression models with response-biased samples. Canadian Journal of Statistics, 39, 519-536.

Y. Jiang, A.J. Scott and C.J. Wild (2011). Adjusting for non-response in population-based case control studies. International Statistical Review, 79, 145-159.

A.J. Scott and C.J. Wild (2011). Connections between Survey Calibration Estimators and Semiparametric Models for Incomplete Data: Discussion. International Statistical Review, 79, 228-230.

A.J. Lee, A.J. Scott and C.J. Wild (2010). Efficient estimation in multi-phase case-control studies. Biometrika 97, 361-374.

A.J. Scott and C.J. Wild (2010). "Case-control studies" in International Encyclopedia of Statistical Science, M. Lovric (ed), Springer: Berlin, 204-206.

M. Moonesinghe, A. Yesupriya, M.H. Chang, N.F. Dowling, M.J. Khoury, and A.J. Scott (2010). A Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium Test for Analyzing Population Genetic Surveys with Complex Sample Designs. American J. Epidemiology, 171, 932-941.

A.J. Scott and C.J. Wild, (2009). "Population-based case-control studies" in Handbook of Statistics 29: Sample Surveys, D. Pfefferman and C.R. Rao (eds), Elsevier: Amsterdam, 1009-1031.

P.A. Metcalf and A.J. Scott (2009). Using multiple frames in health surveys. Statistics in Medicine, 28, 1512-1523.

Y. Jiang, A.J. Scott and C.J. Wild (2008). Case-control analysis with a continuous outcome variable. Statistics in Medicine, 28, 194-204.

A.J. Scott and C.J. Wild (2007). Methods For Stratified Cluster Sampling With Informative Stratification, J. Appl. Math & Decision Sciences, 10, 148-159.

A.J. Lee, A.J. Scott, and C.J. Wild (2007). On the Breslow-Holubkov estimator, Lifetime Data Analysis, 13, 545-563.

P.A. Metcalf, R.K.R. Scragg, A.W. Stewart, and A.J. Scott. (2007) Design effects associated with dietary nutrient intakes from a clustered survey. Eur J Clin Nutr, 61, 1064-1071.

P.B. Davis, R. Lay-Yee, A.J. Scott, and R. Gauld, (2007). Do hospital bed reductions and multiple system reforms affect patient mortality? Medical Care, 45, 1186-1194.

P.B. Davis and A.J. Scott, (2007) Sampling methods in Health Research in Researching Health: Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods, Mike Saks and Judith Allsop (eds), Sage Publications: London, 155-173.

A.J. Scott (2006). The Analysis of Population-based Case Control Studies. (The 2006 Waksberg Lecture). Survey Methodology, 32, 123--132 .

Y. Jiang, A.J. Scott and C.J. Wild (2006). Secondary Analysis of Case-control Data. Statistics in Medicine 25, 1323--1339.

A.J. Lee, A.J. Scott and C.J. Wild (2006). Fitting binary regression models with case-augmented samples. Biometrika 93, 385--397.

J. Neuhaus, A.J. Scott and C.J. Wild. (2006). Family-specific approaches to the analysis of case-control family data. Biometrics 62, 488--494.

Davis P, Lay-Yee R, Briant R. and Scott A. (2006). Modeling eligibility under national systems of compensation for treatment injury. Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law. 31 (2), 295-320.

Scott, A.J. and Wild, C.J. (2006) Calculating efficient semiparametric estimators for a broad class of missing-data problems, In Festschrift for Tarmo Pukkila on his 60th Birthday. E. P. Liski, J. Isotalo, J. Niemel, S. Puntanen, and G. P. H. Styan (Eds), Dept. of Mathematics, Statistics and Philosophy, Univ. of Tampere, ISBN 978-951-44-6620-5, 301-314.

P.Davis, R. Lay-Yee, L. Dyall, R. Briant, A. Sporle, D. Brunt and A.J. Scott (2006). Indigeneity and the quality of hospital care: the case of Maori in New Zealand Lancet 367, 1920--1925 .


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