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Statistics in society : the arithmetic of politics

Author: Daniel Dorling; Ludi Simpson
Publisher: London ; New York : Arnold ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Series: Arnold applications of statistics series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based around a series of short articles, this Statistics in Society explains how social statistics are created, understood, misunderstood and manipulated.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Statistics
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Dorling; Ludi Simpson
ISBN: 034071994X 9780340719947
OCLC Number: 40516711
Description: xxvi, 484 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction to statistics in society / Daniel Dorling and Stephen Simpson --
pt. I. Collecting Statistics. 2. The census / Ian Diamond. 3. Government household surveys / Charlie Owen. 4. Confidentiality of official statistics / Angela Dale. 5. Who pays for research? The UK statistical picture / Ian Miles. 6. Working with government to disseminate official statistics / Michael Blakemore --
pt. II. Models and Theory. 7. Eugenics and the rise of mathematical statistics in Britain / Donald MacKenzie. 8. Science, statistics and three 'psychologies' / Daniel B. Wright. 9. Using statistics in everyday life / Jeff Evans and Ivan Rappaport. 10. Resources for lay statisticians and critical citizens / Ivan Rappaport and Jeff Evans. 11. Qualitative data and the subjectivity of 'objective' facts / Ian Parker. 12. Untouched by statistics / David Sibley. 13. Models are stories are not real life / Jane Elliott --
pt. III. Classifying People. 14. Missing subjects? Searching for gender in official statistics / Diane Perrons. 15. Playing politics with pensions / Jay Ginn. 16. Ethnic statistics / Waqar Ahmad. 17. The religious question / Joanna Southworth. 18. Measuring eating habits / Mary Shaw. 19. Measuring international migration / Ann Singleton --
pt. IV. Counting Poverty. 20. Poverty and disabled children / David Gordon and Pauline Heslop. 21. Where are the deprived? Measuring deprivation in cities and regions / Peter Lee. 22. The limitations of official homelessness statistics / Rebekah Widdowfield. 23. The use and abuse of statistics on homeless people / Walid Abdul-Hamid. 24. Are crime and fear of crime more likely to be experienced by the 'poor'? / Christina Pantazis and David Gordon --
pt. V. Valuing Health. 25. The racialisation of ethnic inequalities in health / James Y. Nazroo. 26. What do official health statistics measure? / Alison Macfarlane and Jenny Head. 27. Making sense of health inequality statistics / Mel Bartley, David Blane and George Davey Smith. 28. Poverty and health / Anthony Staines. 29. Statistics and the privatisation of the National Health Service and social services / Alison Macfarlane and Allyson Pollock. 30. Industrial injury statistics / Theo Nichols --
pt. VI. Assessing Education. 31. What's worth comparing in education? / Ian Plewis. 32. Performance indicators in education / Harvey Goldstein. 33. Can trends in reading standards be measured? / Pauline Davis. 34. Inspecting the inspection system / Nicola Brimblecombe. 35. Special statistics for special education / Cecilio Mar Molinero --
pt. VII. Measuring Employment. 36. Problems of measuring participation in the labour market / Anne E. Green. 37. The politics and reform of unemployment and employment statistics / Ray Thomas. 38. Unemployment and permanent sickness in Mid Glamorgan / Roy Davies. 39. Voodoo economics / Jamie Peck. 40. Working with historical statistics on poverty and economic distress / Humphrey Southall --
pt. VIII. Economics and Politics. 41. Measuring the UK economy / Alan Freeman. 42. Household projections / Richard Bate. 43. The statistics of militarism / Paul Dunne. 44. Counting computers --
or why we are not well informed about the information society / James Cornford. 45. The British electoral system and the British electorate / Ron Johnston, Charles Pattie and David Rossiter. 46. Illuminating social statistics / Graham Upton. 47. Conclusion / Stephen Simpson and Daniel Dorling --
App. a list of Radical Statistics publications.
Series Title: Arnold applications of statistics series.
Responsibility: edited by Daniel Dorling and Stephen Simpson.
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Based around a series of short articles, this Statistics in Society explains how social statistics are created, understood, misunderstood and manipulated.

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