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The art of statistics : learning from data

Author: David Spiegelhalter
Publisher: London : Pelican, 2019
Series: A Pelican book
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author guides the reader through the essential principles we need in order to derive knowledge from data. Drawing on real world problems to introduce conceptual issues, he shows us how statistics can help us determine the luckiest passenger on the Titanic, whether serial killer Harold Shipman could have been caught earlier, and if screening for ovarian cancer is beneficial
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Spiegelhalter
ISBN: 9780241398630 0241398630
OCLC Number: 1099933281
Description: xvi, 426 sider : ill.
Series Title: A Pelican book

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The author guides the reader through the essential principles we need in order to derive knowledge from data. Drawing on real world problems to introduce conceptual issues, he shows us how statistics can help us determine the luckiest passenger on the Titanic, whether serial killer Harold Shipman could have been caught earlier, and if screening for ovarian cancer is beneficial

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