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

Authors: Wheelan, Charles J.
Call number: 519.5 WHE
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2013.
Publication date: c2013.
Subject: Statistics.
Title: Naked statistics : stripping the dread from the data / Charles Wheelan.
Edition: 1st ed.
Physical description: xviii, 282 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents note: Where's the point? -- Descriptive statistics : Who was the best baseball player of all time? -- Deceptive description : "He's got a great personality!" and other true but grossly misleading statements -- Correlation : How does Netflix know what movies I like? -- Basic probability : Don't buy the extended warranty on your $99 printer -- The Monty Hall problem -- Problems with probability : How overconfident math geeks nearly destroyed the global financial system -- The importance of data : "Garbage in, garbage out" -- The central limit theorem : The Lebron James of statistics -- Inference : Why my statistics professor thought I might have cheated -- Polling : How we know that 64 percent of Americans support the death penalty (with a sampling error (plus or minus) 3 percent) -- Regression analysis : The miracle elixir -- Common regression mistakes : The mandatory warning label -- Program evaluation : Will going to Harvard change your life? -- Conclusion : Five questions that statistics can help answer -- Appendix : Statistical warfare.
Summary note: Demystifies the study of statistics by stripping away the technical details to examine the underlying intuition essential for understanding statistical concepts.
Biography note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-267) and index.
ISBN: 9780393071955 (hbk.)
0393071952 (hbk.)
LCCN: 2012034411
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