Reading Between the Numbers: Statistical Thinking in Everyday Life
|Published by: alexa19 (Karma: 4026.10) on 28 October 2010 | Views: 712|
This quirky, fast-paced excursion through the world of statistics brings basic statistical concepts down to earth for general readers by showing how statistics are applied in our everyday lives. Drawing on such diverse examples as how pills are manufactured, elections are forecast, and chess tournaments are structured, psychologist Joseph Tal familiarizes readers with variables, means, medians, scales of measurement, sampling, estimating, and other stock-in-trade tools of the statistician.
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