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Cognition and chance : the psychology of probabilistic reasoning

Author: Raymond S Nickerson
Publisher: Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An overview of the information needed to make educated assumptions about the statistical or probabilistic characteristics of a situation, this text shows how to make intelligent assessments of risk,  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond S Nickerson
ISBN: 0805848991 9780805848991 0805848983 9780805848984
OCLC Number: 55803154
Description: xi, 520 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Probability and Chance 1 --
2. Randomness 54 --
3. Coincidences 82 --
4. Inverse Probability and the Reverend Thomas Bayes 109 --
5. Some Instructive Problems 144 --
6. Some Probability Paradoxes and Dilemmas 181 --
7. Statistics 232 --
8. Estimation and Prediction 283 --
9. Perception of Covariation and Contingency 332 --
10. Choice under Uncertainty 355 --
11. People as Intuitive Probabilists 398.
Responsibility: Raymond S. Nickerson.

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