Naked Statistics Stripping the Dread from the Data

Naked Statistics  Stripping the Dread from the Data
Author: Charles Wheelan
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2013-01-07
ISBN 10: 0393089827
ISBN 13: 9780393089820
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Naked Statistics Stripping the Dread from the Data Book Review:

“Brilliant, funny . . . the best math teacher you never had.”—San Francisco Chronicle Once considered tedious, the field of statistics is rapidly evolving into a discipline Hal Varian, chief economist at Google, has actually called “sexy.” From batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research, the real-world application of statistics continues to grow by leaps and bounds. How can we catch schools that cheat on standardized tests? How does Netflix know which movies you’ll like? What is causing the rising incidence of autism? As best-selling author Charles Wheelan shows us in Naked Statistics, the right data and a few well-chosen statistical tools can help us answer these questions and more. For those who slept through Stats 101, this book is a lifesaver. Wheelan strips away the arcane and technical details and focuses on the underlying intuition that drives statistical analysis. He clarifies key concepts such as inference, correlation, and regression analysis, reveals how biased or careless parties can manipulate or misrepresent data, and shows us how brilliant and creative researchers are exploiting the valuable data from natural experiments to tackle thorny questions. And in Wheelan’s trademark style, there’s not a dull page in sight. You’ll encounter clever Schlitz Beer marketers leveraging basic probability, an International Sausage Festival illuminating the tenets of the central limit theorem, and a head-scratching choice from the famous game show Let’s Make a Deal—and you’ll come away with insights each time. With the wit, accessibility, and sheer fun that turned Naked Economics into a bestseller, Wheelan defies the odds yet again by bringing another essential, formerly unglamorous discipline to life.

Naked Statistics Stripping the Dread from the Data

Naked Statistics  Stripping the Dread from the Data
Author: Charles Wheelan
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-01-13
ISBN 10: 9780393347777
ISBN 13: 039334777X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Naked Statistics Stripping the Dread from the Data Book Review:

“Brilliant, funny . . . the best math teacher you never had.”—San Francisco Chronicle Once considered tedious, the field of statistics is rapidly evolving into a discipline Hal Varian, chief economist at Google, has actually called “sexy.” From batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research, the real-world application of statistics continues to grow by leaps and bounds. How can we catch schools that cheat on standardized tests? How does Netflix know which movies you’ll like? What is causing the rising incidence of autism? As best-selling author Charles Wheelan shows us in Naked Statistics, the right data and a few well-chosen statistical tools can help us answer these questions and more. For those who slept through Stats 101, this book is a lifesaver. Wheelan strips away the arcane and technical details and focuses on the underlying intuition that drives statistical analysis. He clarifies key concepts such as inference, correlation, and regression analysis, reveals how biased or careless parties can manipulate or misrepresent data, and shows us how brilliant and creative researchers are exploiting the valuable data from natural experiments to tackle thorny questions. And in Wheelan’s trademark style, there’s not a dull page in sight. You’ll encounter clever Schlitz Beer marketers leveraging basic probability, an International Sausage Festival illuminating the tenets of the central limit theorem, and a head-scratching choice from the famous game show Let’s Make a Deal—and you’ll come away with insights each time. With the wit, accessibility, and sheer fun that turned Naked Economics into a bestseller, Wheelan defies the odds yet again by bringing another essential, formerly unglamorous discipline to life.

Naked Statistics Stripping the Dread from the Data

Naked Statistics  Stripping the Dread from the Data
Author: Charles Wheelan
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2013-01-07
ISBN 10: 0393071952
ISBN 13: 9780393071955
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Naked Statistics Stripping the Dread from the Data Book Review:

Demystifies the study of statistics by stripping away the technical details to examine the underlying intuition essential for understanding statistical concepts.

Naked Economics Undressing the Dismal Science Fully Revised and Updated

Naked Economics  Undressing the Dismal Science  Fully Revised and Updated
Author: Charles Wheelan
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2010-04-19
ISBN 10: 9780393079753
ISBN 13: 0393079759
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Naked Economics Undressing the Dismal Science Fully Revised and Updated Book Review:

"Clear, concise, informative, witty and, believe it or not, entertaining." —Chicago Tribune Finally! A book about economics that won’t put you to sleep. In fact, you won’t be able to put this bestseller down. In our challenging economic climate, this perennial favorite of students and general readers is more than a good read, it’s a necessary investment—with a blessedly sure rate of return. Demystifying buzzwords, laying bare the truths behind oft-quoted numbers, and answering the questions you were always too embarrassed to ask, the breezy Naked Economics gives readers the tools they need to engage with pleasure and confidence in the deeply relevant, not so dismal science. This revised and updated edition adds commentary on hot topics, including the current economic crisis, globalization, the economics of information, the intersection of economics and politics, and the history—and future—of the Federal Reserve.

Naked Money

Naked Money
Author: Charles Wheelan
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2017-04-11
ISBN 10: 9780393353730
ISBN 13: 0393353737
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Naked Money Book Review:

"The best-selling author of Naked Statistics and Naked Economics explores the colorful world of money and banking to answer such questions as how money creation is used to counter financial crises, why the shared European currency has caused so much trouble and how Bitcoin will impact the future."--NoveList.

The Rationing A Novel

The Rationing  A Novel
Author: Charles Wheelan
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2019-05-21
ISBN 10: 1324001496
ISBN 13: 9781324001492
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rationing A Novel Book Review:

Political backstabbing, rank hypocrisy, and dastardly deception reign in this delightfully entertaining political satire, sure to lift one’s spirits far above the national stage. America is in trouble—at the mercy of a puzzling pathogen. That ordinarily wouldn’t lead to catastrophe, thanks to modern medicine, but there’s just one problem: the government supply of Dormigen, the silver bullet of pharmaceuticals, has been depleted just as demand begins to spike. Set in the near future, The Rationing centers around a White House struggling to quell the crisis—and control the narrative. Working together, just barely, are a savvy but preoccupied president; a Speaker more interested in jockeying for position—and a potential presidential bid—than attending to the minutiae of disease control; a patriotic majority leader unable to differentiate a virus from a bacterium; a strategist with brilliant analytical abilities but abominable people skills; and, improbably, our narrator, a low-level scientist with the National Institutes of Health who happens to be the world’s leading expert in lurking viruses. Little goes according to plan during the three weeks necessary to replenish the stocks of Dormigen. Some Americans will get the life-saving drug and others will not, and nations with their own supply soon offer aid—but for a price. China senses blood and a geopolitical victory, presenting a laundry list of demands that ranges from complete domination of the South China Sea to additional parking spaces at the UN, while India claims it can save the day for the U.S.

The Certified Criminal Investigator Body of Knowledge

The Certified Criminal Investigator Body of Knowledge
Author: 0 American College of Forensic Examiners Institute
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 581
Release: 2017-07-27
ISBN 10: 1498782647
ISBN 13: 9781498782647
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Certified Criminal Investigator Body of Knowledge Book Review:

Criminal investigators have a long list of duties. They must identify and secure a crime scene, conduct interviews of witnesses and victims, interrogate suspects, identify and properly collect evidence, and establish and maintain a chain of custody. Once an investigation is underway, the criminal investigator must demonstrate thorough knowledge of

Statistics II for Dummies

Statistics II for Dummies
Author: Deborah J. Rumsey
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2009-08-31
ISBN 10: 0470466464
ISBN 13: 9780470466469
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Statistics II for Dummies Book Review:

The ideal supplement and study guide for students preparing for advanced statistics Packed with fresh and practical examples appropriate for a range of degree-seeking students, Statistics II For Dummies helps any reader succeed in an upper-level statistics course. It picks up with data analysis where Statistics For Dummies left off, featuring new and updated examples, real-world applications, and test-taking strategies for success. This easy-to-understand guide covers such key topics as sorting and testing models, using regression to make predictions, performing variance analysis (ANOVA), drawing test conclusions with chi-squares, and making comparisons with the Rank Sum Test.

Perspectives on Causation

Perspectives on Causation
Author: Richard Goldberg
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2011-10-21
ISBN 10: 1847318428
ISBN 13: 9781847318428
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perspectives on Causation Book Review:

The chapters in this volume arise from a conference held at the University of Aberdeen concerning the law of causation in the UK, Commonwealth countries, France and the USA. The distinguished group of international experts who have contributed to this book examine the ways in which legal doctrine in causation is developing, and how British law should seek to influence and be influenced by developments in other countries. As such, the book will serve as a focal point for the study of this important area of law. The book is organised around three themes - the black letter law, scientific evidence, and legal theory. In black letter law scholarship, major arguments have emerged about how legal doctrine will develop in cases involving indeterminate defendants and evidential gaps in causation. Various chapters examine the ways in which legal doctrine should develop over the next few years, in particular in England, Scotland, Canada and the USA, including the problem of causation in asbestos cases. In the area of scientific evidence, its role in the assessment of causation in civil litigation has never been greater. The extent to which such evidence can be admitted and used in causation disputes is controversial. This section of the book is therefore devoted to exploring the role of statistical evidence in resolving causation problems, including recent trends in litigation in the UK, USA, Australia and in France and the question of liability for future harm. In the legal theory area, the so-called NESS (necessary element in a sufficient set) test of causation is discussed and defended. The importance of tort law responding to developing science and observations from the perspective of precaution and indeterminate causation are also explored. The book will be of interest to legal academics, policy makers in the field, specialist legal practitioners, those in the pharmaceutical and bioscience sectors, physicians and scientists.

The Art of Statistics

The Art of Statistics
Author: David Spiegelhalter
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-03-28
ISBN 10: 0241258758
ISBN 13: 9780241258750
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Statistics Book Review:

'This marvellous book will transform your relationship with the numbers that swirl all around us' TIM HARFORD, author of The Undercover Economist 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. How many trees are there on the planet? Do busier hospitals have higher survival rates? Why do old men have big ears? Spiegelhalter reveals the answers to these and many other questions - questions that can only be addressed using statistical science. 'Shines a light on how we can use the ever-growing deluge of data to improve our understanding of the world' NATURE 'There is something in here for everyone ... A call to arms for greater societal data literacy' FINANCIAL TIMES

Head First Statistics

Head First Statistics
Author: Dawn Griffiths
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 716
Release: 2008-08-26
ISBN 10: 059680086X
ISBN 13: 9780596800864
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Head First Statistics Book Review:

A comprehensive introduction to statistics that teaches the fundamentals with real-life scenarios, and covers histograms, quartiles, probability, Bayes' theorem, predictions, approximations, random samples, and related topics.

Essential Mathematics for Economics and Business

Essential Mathematics for Economics and Business
Author: Teresa Bradley
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2013-05-06
ISBN 10: 1118358295
ISBN 13: 9781118358290
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essential Mathematics for Economics and Business Book Review:

Essential Mathematics for Economics and Business is established as one of the leading introductory textbooks on mathematics for students of business and economics. Combining a user–friendly approach to mathematics with practical applications to the subjects, the text provides students with a clear and comprehensible guide to mathematics. The fundamental mathematical concepts are explained in a simple and accessible style, using a wide selection of worked examples, progress exercises and real–world applications. New to this Edition Fully updated text with revised worked examples and updated material on Excel and Powerpoint New exercises in mathematics and its applications to give further clarity and practice opportunities Fully updated online material including animations and a new test bank The fourth edition is supported by a companion website at www.wiley.com/college/bradley, which contains: Animations of selected worked examples providing students with a new way of understanding the problems Access to the Maple T.A. test bank, which features over 500 algorithmic questions Further learning material, applications, exercises and solutions. Problems in context studies, which present the mathematics in a business or economics framework. Updated PowerPoint slides, Excel problems and solutions. "The text is aimed at providing an introductory-level exposition of mathematical methods for economics and business students. In terms of level, pace, complexity of examples and user-friendly style the text is excellent - it genuinely recognises and meets the needs of students with minimal maths background." —Colin Glass, Emeritus Professor, University of Ulster "One of the major strengths of this book is the range of exercises in both drill and applications. Also the 'worked examples' are excellent; they provide examples of the use of mathematics to realistic problems and are easy to follow." —Donal Hurley, formerly of University College Cork "The most comprehensive reader in this topic yet, this book is an essential aid to the avid economist who loathes mathematics!" —Amazon.co.uk

Statistics Done Wrong

Statistics Done Wrong
Author: Alex Reinhart
Publsiher: No Starch Press
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 1593276206
ISBN 13: 9781593276201
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Statistics Done Wrong Book Review:

Statistics Done Wrong describes how researchers often go wrong and teaches you the best practices for avoiding their mistakes.

Evidential Uncertainty in Causation in Negligence

Evidential Uncertainty in Causation in Negligence
Author: Gemma Turton
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2016-05-19
ISBN 10: 1509900322
ISBN 13: 9781509900329
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evidential Uncertainty in Causation in Negligence Book Review:

This book undertakes an analysis of academic and judicial responses to the problem of evidential uncertainty in causation in negligence. It seeks to bring clarity to what has become a notoriously complex area by adopting a clear approach to the function of the doctrine of causation within a corrective justice-based account of negligence liability. It first explores basic causal models and issues of proof, including the role of statistical and epidemiological evidence, in order to isolate the problem of evidential uncertainty more precisely. Application of Richard Wright's NESS test to a range of English case law shows it to be more comprehensive than the 'but for' test that currently dominates, thereby reducing the need to resort to additional tests, such as the Wardlaw test of material contribution to harm, the scope and meaning of which are uncertain. The book builds on this foundation to explore the solution to a range of problems of evidential uncertainty, focusing on the Fairchild principle and the idea of risk as damage, as well as the notion of loss of a chance in medical negligence which is often seen as analogous with 'increase in risk', in an attempt to bring coherence to this area of the law.

Chances Are

Chances Are
Author: Steve Slavin
Publsiher: Madison Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 1998-06-18
ISBN 10: 146162293X
ISBN 13: 9781461622932
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chances Are Book Review:

Chances Are is the first book to make statistics accessible to everyone, regardless of how much math you remember from school.

A Concise Introduction to Statistical Inference

A Concise Introduction to Statistical Inference
Author: Jacco Thijssen
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2016-11-25
ISBN 10: 149875578X
ISBN 13: 9781498755788
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Concise Introduction to Statistical Inference Book Review:

This short book introduces the main ideas of statistical inference in a way that is both user friendly and mathematically sound. Particular emphasis is placed on the common foundation of many models used in practice. In addition, the book focuses on the formulation of appropriate statistical models to study problems in business, economics, and the social sciences, as well as on how to interpret the results from statistical analyses. The book will be useful to students who are interested in rigorous applications of statistics to problems in business, economics and the social sciences, as well as students who have studied statistics in the past, but need a more solid grounding in statistical techniques to further their careers. Jacco Thijssen is professor of finance at the University of York, UK. He holds a PhD in mathematical economics from Tilburg University, Netherlands. His main research interests are in applications of optimal stopping theory, stochastic calculus, and game theory to problems in economics and finance. Professor Thijssen has earned several awards for his statistics teaching.

The Centrist Manifesto

The Centrist Manifesto
Author: Charles Wheelan
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2013-04-19
ISBN 10: 0393347133
ISBN 13: 9780393347135
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Centrist Manifesto Book Review:

A vision—and detailed road map to power—for a new party that will champion America’s rational center. From debt ceiling standoffs to single-digit Congress approval ratings, America’s political system has never been more polarized—or paralyzed—than it is today. As best-selling author and public policy expert Charles Wheelan writes, now is the time for a pragmatic Centrist party that will identify and embrace the best Democratic and Republican ideals, moving us forward on the most urgent issues for our nation. Wheelan—who not only lectures on public policy but practices it as well (he ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 2009)—brings even more than his usual wit and clarity of vision to The Centrist Manifesto. He outlines a realistic ground game that could net at least five Centrist senators from New England, the Midwest, and elsewhere. With the power to deny a red or blue Senate majority, committed Centrists could take the first step toward giving voice and power to America’s largest, and most rational, voting bloc: the center.

Counterexamples in Probability and Real Analysis

Counterexamples in Probability and Real Analysis
Author: Gary L. Wise,Eric B. Hall
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 1993-10-07
ISBN 10: 9780195361308
ISBN 13: 019536130X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Counterexamples in Probability and Real Analysis Book Review:

A counterexample is any example or result that is the opposite of one's intuition or to commonly held beliefs. Counterexamples can have great educational value in illuminating complex topics that are difficult to explain in a rigidly logical, written presentation. For example, ideas in mathematical sciences that might seem intuitively obvious may be proved incorrect with the use of a counterexample. This monograph concentrates on counterexamples for use at the intersection of probability and real analysis, which makes it unique among such treatments. The authors argue convincingly that probability theory cannot be separated from real analysis, and this book contains over 300 examples related to both the theory and application of mathematics. Many of the examples in this collection are new, and many old ones, previously buried in the literature, are now accessible for the first time. In contrast to several other collections, all of the examples in this book are completely self-contained--no details are passed off to obscure outside references. Students and theorists across fields as diverse as real analysis, probability, statistics, and engineering will want a copy of this book.

How Charts Lie Getting Smarter about Visual Information

How Charts Lie  Getting Smarter about Visual Information
Author: Alberto Cairo
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-10-15
ISBN 10: 1324001577
ISBN 13: 9781324001577
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Charts Lie Getting Smarter about Visual Information Book Review:

A leading data visualization expert explores the negative—and positive—influences that charts have on our perception of truth. We’ve all heard that a picture is worth a thousand words, but what if we don’t understand what we’re looking at? Social media has made charts, infographics, and diagrams ubiquitous—and easier to share than ever. We associate charts with science and reason; the flashy visuals are both appealing and persuasive. Pie charts, maps, bar and line graphs, and scatter plots (to name a few) can better inform us, revealing patterns and trends hidden behind the numbers we encounter in our lives. In short, good charts make us smarter—if we know how to read them. However, they can also lead us astray. Charts lie in a variety of ways—displaying incomplete or inaccurate data, suggesting misleading patterns, and concealing uncertainty—or are frequently misunderstood, such as the confusing cone of uncertainty maps shown on TV every hurricane season. To make matters worse, many of us are ill-equipped to interpret the visuals that politicians, journalists, advertisers, and even our employers present each day, enabling bad actors to easily manipulate them to promote their own agendas. In How Charts Lie, data visualization expert Alberto Cairo teaches us to not only spot the lies in deceptive visuals, but also to take advantage of good ones to understand complex stories. Public conversations are increasingly propelled by numbers, and to make sense of them we must be able to decode and use visual information. By examining contemporary examples ranging from election-result infographics to global GDP maps and box-office record charts, How Charts Lie demystifies an essential new literacy, one that will make us better equipped to navigate our data-driven world.

Data Smart

Data Smart
Author: John W. Foreman
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2013-10-31
ISBN 10: 1118839862
ISBN 13: 9781118839867
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Data Smart Book Review:

Data Science gets thrown around in the press like it'smagic. Major retailers are predicting everything from when theircustomers are pregnant to when they want a new pair of ChuckTaylors. It's a brave new world where seemingly meaningless datacan be transformed into valuable insight to drive smart businessdecisions. But how does one exactly do data science? Do you have to hireone of these priests of the dark arts, the "data scientist," toextract this gold from your data? Nope. Data science is little more than using straight-forward steps toprocess raw data into actionable insight. And in DataSmart, author and data scientist John Foreman will show you howthat's done within the familiar environment of aspreadsheet. Why a spreadsheet? It's comfortable! You get to look at the dataevery step of the way, building confidence as you learn the tricksof the trade. Plus, spreadsheets are a vendor-neutral place tolearn data science without the hype. But don't let the Excel sheets fool you. This is a book forthose serious about learning the analytic techniques, the math andthe magic, behind big data. Each chapter will cover a different technique in aspreadsheet so you can follow along: Mathematical optimization, including non-linear programming andgenetic algorithms Clustering via k-means, spherical k-means, and graphmodularity Data mining in graphs, such as outlier detection Supervised AI through logistic regression, ensemble models, andbag-of-words models Forecasting, seasonal adjustments, and prediction intervalsthrough monte carlo simulation Moving from spreadsheets into the R programming language You get your hands dirty as you work alongside John through eachtechnique. But never fear, the topics are readily applicable andthe author laces humor throughout. You'll even learnwhat a dead squirrel has to do with optimization modeling, whichyou no doubt are dying to know.