"Does Johns Hopkins have an evening program (as I recall they do) that would definetely worth looking into (they have an excellent engineering and applied math department). The business school is good you should be able to design a program that reeks…"
"Where do you live? An MS in Stats or Industrial Engineering/Operations Research might do the trick. From what I see its hard to get into a reasonable PhD (especially with support) in a Analytics type of topic (read no more theoretical math). If you…"
I googled the author and he is a researcher in a governmental lab and as such I would feel more comfortable in chatting with him. Before hand I would vet your work with a consulting statistician at your college. I am not in your field but I would not let a published author intimidate me especially one that is a governmental employee. I would contact him (once you are in the clear vis a vis your consulting statistician) and respectfully ask his help.
hell no! that would be intimidating, but a practical suggestion - I seem to be making progress tho. Are you familiar with the tool? I really only have one question to answer as the results I am generating seem to be going in the right direction. Strangely however, as two equations for the analysis are supplied (one expanded with full terms included and one based on assumptions about error which is abbreviated) I have tried both and arrive at different conclusions...