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Statistics as principled argument

Author: Robert P Abelson
Publisher: New York : Psychology Press : Taylor & Francis, [2012]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The focus of the book is that the purpose of statistics is to organize an argument from quantitative evidence, using a form of principled rhetoric. Five criteria: magnitude, articulation, generality,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert P Abelson
ISBN: 1283607735 9781283607735
OCLC Number: 815482628
Notes: Originally published: Hillsdale, NJ : L. Erlbaum Associates, 1995.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 221 pages)
Contents: Contents: Preface. Abelson's Laws. Making Claims With Statistics. Elementary Arguments and the Role of Chance. Magnitude of Effects. Styles of Rhetoric. On Suspecting Fishiness. Articulation of Results: Ticks and Buts. Generality of Effects. Interestingness of Argument. Credibility of Argument.
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