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News & numbers : a writer's guide to statistics

Author: Victor Cohn; Lewis Cope; Deborah Cohn Runkle
Publisher: Malden : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Numbers and statistical claims dominate today's news. Politics, budgets, crime analysis, medical issues, and sports reporting all demand numbers. Now in its third edition, News & Numbers focuses on  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Statistics
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victor Cohn; Lewis Cope; Deborah Cohn Runkle
ISBN: 9781444361889 1444361880 9780470671344 0470671343 9781405160964 1405160969 9781444344332 1444344331 9781444344349 144434434X 9781444344356 1444344358
OCLC Number: 711044723
Description: xv, 181 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Where we can do better --
Certainty of uncertainty --
Testing the evidence --
What's a good study --
Your questions and peer review --
a guide to the second half of news & numbers --
Tests and drug trials --
Vital statistics --
Health costs, quality and insurance --
Our environment --
Writing about risks --
Polls --
Statistical savvy for many types of news --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: News and numbers
Responsibility: Victor Cohn, Lewis Cope ; with Deborah Cohn Runkle.

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