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The joy of statistics : a treasury of elementary statistical tools and their applications

Author: S Selvin
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This book consists of 42 anecdotes illustrating how statistical methods applied to data produce insight and solutions to the questions that the data were collected to answer. Real-life and sometimes  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: S Selvin
ISBN: 019883344X 9780198833444
OCLC Number: 1065893559
Description: xii, 211 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1: Probabilities -- rules and review2: Distributions of data -- four plots3: Mean value -- estimation and a few properties4: Boxplots -- construction and interpretation5: The lady who tasted tea -- a bit of statistical history6: Outlier/extreme values -- a difficult decision7: The role of summary statistics -- brief description8: Correlation and association -- interpretation9: Proportional reduction in error -- a measure of association10: Quick Tests -- four examples11: Confounding -- African-American and white infant mortality12: Odds -- a sometimes measure of likelihood13: Odds ratio -- a measure of risk?14: Odds ratio -- two properties rarely mentioned15: Percent increase -- ratios?16: Diagnostic tests -- assessing accuracy17: Regression to the mean -- father/son data18: Life table -- a summary of mortality experience19: Coincidence -- a statistical description20: Draft lottery numbers (1970)21: Lotto -- How to get in .... How to win22: Fatal coronary disease -- risk23: Pictures24: The Monty Hall problem25: Eye-witness evidence -- Collins versus state of California26: Probabilities and puzzles27: Jokes and quotes28: A true life puzzle29: Rates -- definition and estimation30: Geometry of an approximate average rate31: Simpson>'s paradox -- two examples and a bit more32: Smoothing -- median values33: Two by two table -- a missing observation34: Survey data -- randomized response35: Viral incidence estimation -- a shortcut36: Two-way table -- a graphical analysis37: Data -- too good to be true?38: A binary variable -- twin pairs39: Mr. Rich and Mr. Poor -- a give and take equilibrium40: Log-normal distribution -- leukemia and pesticide exposure41: Poem -- A Contribution to StatisticsAPP: appendix: golden mean, Pythagorean theorem, chord theorem, pi
Responsibility: Steve Selvin.

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