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Beyond basic statistics : tips, tricks, and techniques every data analyst should know

Author: Kristin H Jarman
Publisher: Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2015]
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This book presents the more subjective side of statistics-the art of data analytics. Each chapter explores a different question using fun, common sense examples that illustrate the concepts, methods, and applications of statistical techniques. Without going into the specifics of theorems, propositions, or formulas, it demonstrates statistics as a useful problem-solving tool. It features: examples throughout aimed to  Read more...
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Jarman, Kristin H.
Beyond basic statistics.
Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2015]
(DLC) 2014047952
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kristin H Jarman
ISBN: 9781118856123 1118856120 9781118856093 1118856090 9781118856178 1118856171 1118856112 9781118856116
OCLC Number: 898113495
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Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction: It Seemed like the Right Thing to Do at the Time --
2. The Type A Diet: Sampling Strategies to Eliminate Confounding and Reduce Your Waistline --
3. Conservatives, Liberals, and Other Political Pawns: How to Gain Power and Influence with Sample Size Calculations --
4. Bunco, Bricks, and Marked Cards: Chi-Squared Tests and How to Beat a Cheater --
5. Why it Pays to be a Stable Master: Sumo Wrestlers and Other Robust Statistics --
6. Five-Hour Marriages: Continuous Distributions, Tests for Normality, and Juicy Hollywood Scandals --
7. Believe It or Don't: Using Outlier Detection to Find the Weirdest of the Weird --
8. The Battle of the Movie Monsters, Round Two: Ramping up Hypothesis Tests with Nonparametric Statistics --
9. Models, Murphy's Law, and Public Humiliation: Regression Rules to Live By.
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