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Genre/Form: | History |
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Additional Physical Format: | (DLC) 2015033367 (OCoLC)921994981 |

Material Type: | Document, Internet resource |

Document Type: | Internet Resource, Computer File |

All Authors / Contributors: |
Stephen M Stigler |

ISBN: | 9780674970199 0674970195 |

OCLC Number: | 956478924 |

Language Note: | In English. |

Description: | 1 online resource (230 pages .) |

Contents: | Aggregation : from tables and means to least squares -- Information : its measurement and rate of change -- Likelihood : calibration on a probability scale -- Intercomparison : within-sample variation as a standard -- Regression : multivariate analysis, Bayesian inference, and causal inference -- Design : experimental planning and the role of randomization -- Residual : scientific logic, model comparison, and diagnostic display. |

Responsibility: | Stephen M. Stigler. |

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Distilled from centuries of statistical research and garnished with wit, this masterfully prepared seven-course food for thought is a real treat for anyone who wants to reason with data, big or small.--Xiao-Li Meng, Harvard University Statistics has a core set of ideas that touch every aspect of our lives. Stigler has tapped into these and brought them to life.--Persi Diaconis, Stanford University The hardest kind of scientific thinking concerns what's in a field's basement--and Stigler has brought a bright flashlight to his subterranean investigations of the ever-more-influential field of statistics.--Bradley Efron, Stanford University This lively account of a radically counter-intuitive past at least encourages us to question big data's reputation. Never entrust measurement to a monarch--or judgment to a computer.--Jonathon Keats"New Scientist" (05/21/2016) Wonderful...Each of the seven pillars that Stigler, in his wisdom, has hewn from the past two centuries of statistical thought provides surprising insights.--Howard Wainer"Science" (05/13/2016) Read more...

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