The Art of Statistics

The Art of Statistics

How to Learn From Data

Book - 2019
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In The Art of Statistics, world-renowned statistician David Spiegelhalter shows readers how to derive knowledge from raw data by focusing on the concepts and connections behind the math. Drawing on real world examples to introduce complex issues, he shows us how statistics can help us determine the luckiest passenger on the Titanic, whether a notorious serial killer could have been caught earlier, and if screening for ovarian cancer is beneficial. The Art of Statistics not only shows us how mathematicians have used statistical science to solve these problems -- it teaches us how we too can think like statisticians. We learn how to clarify our questions, assumptions, and expectations when approaching a problem, and -- perhaps even more importantly -- we learn how to responsibly interpret the answers we receive.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2019.
Edition: First US edition.
ISBN: 9781541618510
1541618513
Branch Call Number: 519.5 SP432
Characteristics: xvi, 426 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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