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Naked statistics
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Charles Wheelan
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Title
Naked statistics
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The author of the internationally best-selling Naked Economics takes on the stuffy study of statistics to describe and demystify another essential discipline by explaining how Netflix knows which movies you'll like and how to catch schools that cheat on standardized tests
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Dewey number
519.5
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index present
LC call number
QA276
LC item number
.W458 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
What'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 of 3 percent) -- Regression analysis: the miracle elixir -- Common regression mistakes: the mandatory warning label -- Program evaluation: will going to Harvard change your life? -- Five questions that statistics can help answer
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780393071955
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012034411

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