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Statistics : a very short introduction

Author: D J Hand
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Series: Very short introductions, 196.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: Statistical ideas and methods underlie just about every aspect of modern life. From randomized clinical trials in medical research, to statistical models of risk in banking and hedge fund industries, to the statistical tools used to probe vast astronomical databases, the field of statistics has become centrally important to how we understand our world. But the discipline underlying all these is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Einführung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D J Hand
ISBN: 9780199233564 019923356X
OCLC Number: 216938494
Description: 124 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contents: Preface --
List of illustrations --
1: Surrounded by statistics --
2: Simple descriptions --
3: Collecting good data --
4: Probability --
5: Estimation and inference --
6: Statistical models and methods --
7: Statistical computing --
Further reading --
Endnote --
Index.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 196.
Responsibility: David J. Hand.

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Statistics has evolved into an exciting discipline which uses deep theory and powerful software to shed light on the world around us: from clinical trials in medicine, to economics, sociology, and  Read more...

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