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The Resource The Art of Statistics

The Art of Statistics

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The Art of Statistics
Title
The Art of Statistics
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Summary
In this "important and comprehensive" guide to statistical thinking (New Yorker), discover how data literacy is changing the world and gives you a better understanding of life's biggest problems. Statistics are everywhere, as integral to science as they are to business, and in the popular media hundreds of times a day. In this age of big data, a basic grasp of statistical literacy is more important than ever if we want to separate the fact from the fiction, the ostentatious embellishments from the raw evidence — and even more so if we hope to participate in the future, rather than being simple bystanders. In The Art of Statistics, world-renowned statistician David Spiegelhalter shows readers how to derive knowledge from raw data by focusing on the concepts and connections behind the math. Drawing on real world examples to introduce complex issues, he shows us how statistics can help us determine the luckiest passenger on the Titanic, whether a notorious serial killer could have been caught earlier, and if screening for ovarian cancer is beneficial. The Art of Statistics not only shows us how mathematicians have used statistical science to solve these problems — it teaches us how we too can think like statisticians. We learn how to clarify our questions, assumptions, and expectations when approaching a problem, and — perhaps even more importantly — we learn how to responsibly interpret the answers we receive. Combining the incomparable insight of an expert with the playful enthusiasm of an aficionado, The Art of Statistics is the definitive guide to stats that every modern person needs
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Spiegelhalter, David
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Computer Technology
  • Nonfiction
  • Mathematics
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The Art of Statistics
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OVERDRIVE:228a069e-ad44-452b-bd41-59804597d1fa
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
Isbn
9781541618541
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Art of Statistics
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:228a069e-ad44-452b-bd41-59804597d1fa
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781541618541
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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