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The Art of Statistics: Learning from Data

The Art of Statistics: Learning from Data (Hardback)

By Spiegelhalter, David

Statistics has played a leading role in our scientific understanding of the world for centuries, yet we are all familiar with the way statistical claims can be sensationalised, particularly in the media. In the age of big data, as data science becomes established as a discipline,... a basic grasp of statistical literacy is more important than ever. In How to Tell the Truth with Statistics, David Spiegelhalter guides the reader through the essential principles we need in order to derive knowledge from data. Drawing on real world problems to introduce conceptual issues, he shows us how statistics can help us determine the luckiest passenger on the Titanic, whether serial killer Harold Shipman could have been caught earlier, and if screening for ovarian cancer is beneficial. How many trees are there on the planet? Do busier hospitals have higher survival rates? Why do old men have big ears? Spiegelhalter reveals the answers to these and many other questions - questions that can only be addressed using statistical science.
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ISBN 9780241398630
Released AU 2 Apr 2019
Publisher Penguin
Format Hardback
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Series Pelican books
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ISBN-13 9780241398630
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Pelican
Released 2 Apr 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Spiegelhalter, David
Series Pelican books
Category Data Analysis: General
Social Research & Statistics
Economic Statistics
Probability & Statistics
Number of Pages 448
Dimensions Width: 144mm
Height: 222mm
Spine: 40mm
Dewey Code 519.5
Weight 558g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Statistics
NBS Text Science & Mathematics: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly;General/trade