Naked statistics : stripping the dread from the data / Charles Wheelan.

By: Wheelan, Charles J [author.]Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2014Copyright date: 2013Edition: First editionDescription: xviii, 282 pages : illustrations ; 21 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780393347777; 039334777X; 9780393071955; 0393071952Subject(s): Statistics | Statistics | StatisticsDDC classification: 519.5 LOC classification: QA276 | .W458 2014Other classification: C8-49
Contents:
1 What's the Point? -- 2 Descriptive Statistics: Who was the best baseball player of all time? -- 3 Deceptive Description: "He's got a great personality!" and other true but grossly misleading statements -- 4 Correlation: How does Netflix know what movies I like? -- 5 Basic Probability: Don't buy the extended warranty on your $99 printer -- 51/2 The Monty Hall Problem -- 6 Problems with Probability: How overconfident math geeks nearly destroyed the global financial system -- 7 The Importance of Data: "Garbage in, garbage out" -- 8 The Central Limit Theorem: The Lebron James of statistics -- 9 Inference: Why my statistics professor thought I might have cheated -- 10 Polling: How we know that 64 percent of Americans support the death penalty (with a sampling error " 3 percent) -- 11 Regression Analysis: The miracle elixir -- 12 Common Regression Mistakes: The mandatory warning label -- 13 Program Evaluation: Will going to Harvard change your life?
Summary: Demystifies the study of statistics by stripping away the technical details to examine the underlying intuition essential for understanding statistical concepts.
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1 What's the Point? -- 2 Descriptive Statistics: Who was the best baseball player of all time? -- 3 Deceptive Description: "He's got a great personality!" and other true but grossly misleading statements -- 4 Correlation: How does Netflix know what movies I like? -- 5 Basic Probability: Don't buy the extended warranty on your $99 printer -- 51/2 The Monty Hall Problem -- 6 Problems with Probability: How overconfident math geeks nearly destroyed the global financial system -- 7 The Importance of Data: "Garbage in, garbage out" -- 8 The Central Limit Theorem: The Lebron James of statistics -- 9 Inference: Why my statistics professor thought I might have cheated -- 10 Polling: How we know that 64 percent of Americans support the death penalty (with a sampling error " 3 percent) -- 11 Regression Analysis: The miracle elixir -- 12 Common Regression Mistakes: The mandatory warning label -- 13 Program Evaluation: Will going to Harvard change your life?

Demystifies the study of statistics by stripping away the technical details to examine the underlying intuition essential for understanding statistical concepts.

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