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Statistical indicators for the economic & social sciences

Author: Robert Victor Horn
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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We are bombarded on all fronts with statistical indicators such as weather reports, election results, inflation rates, stock market trends and current account deficits, many of which govern our lives. But what does it mean when we are told that we are three times better off than we were last year? This book tries to demystify the scientific or pseudoscientific aura that surrounds indicators and shows how they can be  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Victor Horn
ISBN: 0521413338 9780521413336 0521423996 9780521423991 9531850011 9789531850018
OCLC Number: 26159009
Language Note: Text in Croatian.
Description: xii, 227 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. From statistics to indicators --
2. Indicator techniques --
3. Developmental applications of indicators --
4. Economic applications of indicators --
5. Social applications of indicators --
6. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Robert V. Horn.
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We are constantly bombarded by statistical indicators, from weather reports to election results and stock market trends. Many of these indicators govern our lives. This book demystifies the  Read more...

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"I regard this book as a welcome handbook-type survey of numerous topics related to indicator construction." Kenneth C. Land, Social Indicators Research

 
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