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The Art of Statistics: Learning from Data

The Art of Statistics: Learning from Data (EPUB ebook)

By Spiegelhalter, David

'A statistical national treasure' Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2 'Required reading for all politicians, journalists, medics and anyone who tries to influence people (or is influenced) by statistics. A tour de force' Popular Science Do busier hospitals have higher survival rates? How ma...ny trees are there on the planet? Why do old men have big ears? David Spiegelhalter reveals the answers to these and many other questions - questions that can only be addressed using statistical science. 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 The Art of 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. 'Shines a light on how we can use the ever-growing deluge of data to improve our understanding of the world' Nature
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ISBN 9780241258750
Published 28 Mar 2019
Publisher Penguin
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Series Pelican books

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ISBN-13 9780241258750
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Pelican
Released 28 Mar 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Spiegelhalter, David
Series Pelican books
Category Data Analysis: General
Social Sciences
Social Research & Statistics
Economics, Finance, Business, Industry
Economic Statistics
Probability & Statistics
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 519.5
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Statistics
NBS Text Mathematics
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;General/trade