Reading Between the Numbers

Reading Between the Numbers

Statistical Thinking in Everyday Life

eBook - 2000
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This quirky, fast-paced excursion through the world of statistics brings basic statistical concepts down to earth for general readers by showing how statistics are applied in our everyday lives. Drawing on such diverse examples as how pills are manufactured, elections are forecast, and chess tournaments are structured, psychologist Joseph Tal familiarizes readers with variables, means, medians, scales of measurement, sampling, estimating, and other stock-in-trade tools of the statistician. An unusually lively, informal review of statistical concepts Reading Between the Numbers:
Features dozens of fascinating, often whimsical examples drawn from real life and literature, and 100 vivid graphs and tables
Makes statistics fun and easy for general readers interested in numbers
Is the ideal quick-study guide for those who need to learn statistical methods for their jobs
Focuses on the psychology behind statistics, rather than problem-solving Is based on the author s popular professional workshops and seminars"
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, 2000
ISBN: 9780071380065
Branch Call Number: 519.5 Ta
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 285 pages)
Additional Contributors: EBSCOhost (Online service)


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Aug 12, 2017

This book is an attempt at explaining statistics with very few mathematical formulas. It is however not simplistic. The book does a good job of explaining some of the less and medium technical aspects of how statistics are derived and evaluated.. Worth reading if you are interested in the subject.

Jan 29, 2013

I found it uneven, bouncing too much between too simplistic and too technical


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