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How to Tell the Liars from the Statisticians : Popular Statistics - Robert Hooke

How to Tell the Liars from the Statisticians

Popular Statistics

Hardcover Published: 1st March 1983
ISBN: 9780824718176
Number Of Pages: 192

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." . .Hooke writes in a charming, relaxed style that is well suited for his purpose." ---Journal of the American Statistical Association ." . .What Hooke has done very deftly in his amusing book is to focus our attention on the problem of statistical education for the ordinary citizen. For this, we own him thanks." ---The American Mathematical Monthly ." . .Each essay has one thought-provoking idea, and the overall effect is to convey a splendid qualitative understanding of the important ideas of statistics." ---Mathematics Magazine

Statistics Are--Statistics Is Worry More on Worry Statistics and Chances Measuring Chances
Chances and Drug Laws
The Broad-Base Fallacy
The Unmentioned Base
The Elmer Gantry Effect
When the Truth is Not the Whole Truth Ceteris Paribus Statistics of Discrimination
A Paradox in Discrimination Statistics Smoking and Cancer People are Different Risk
Taking in Industry
The Risk Taker's Image When Should We Take Chances?
Cost Accounting Bridges, Underpasses, and Corporate Profts Are You
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ISBN: 9780824718176
ISBN-10: 0824718178
Series: Popular Statistics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st March 1983
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 1