The Resource How to tell the liars from the statisticians, Robert Hooke ; with illustrations by Joseph M. Liles

How to tell the liars from the statisticians, Robert Hooke ; with illustrations by Joseph M. Liles

Label
How to tell the liars from the statisticians
Title
How to tell the liars from the statisticians
Statement of responsibility
Robert Hooke ; with illustrations by Joseph M. Liles
Creator
Subject
Genre
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1918-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hooke, Robert
LC call number
QA276.12
LC item number
.H66 1983
Nature of contents
  • encyclopedias
  • surveys of literature
  • legal articles
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Statistics
  • Statistics
  • Statistique
  • Statistique
  • Statistics
  • Grundlage
  • Statistik
  • Statistik
  • Grundlage
Label
How to tell the liars from the statisticians, Robert Hooke ; with illustrations by Joseph M. Liles
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliogaphical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Statistics are -- Statistics is -- Worry -- More on worry -- Statistics and chances -- Measuring chances -- Chances and drug laws -- The broad-base fallacy -- the unmentioned base -- The Elmer Gantry effect -- When the truth is not the whole truth -- Ceteris paribus -- Statistics of discrimination -- A paradox in discrimination statistics -- Smoking and cancer -- People are different -- Risk taking in industry -- The risk taker's image -- When should we take chances? -- Cost accounting -- Bridges, underpasses, and corporate profits -- Are you average enough? -- Infatuation with averages -- The law of averages, compulsive gambling, and the rubber band theory -- A rational view of luck -- Luck and skill combined -- Luck and dependence -- Confidence and dependence -- Sports "form" and consistency -- Who is unemployed? -- Cost of living -- Trade-offs -- False alarms -- Liberals and conservatives -- One-armed consultants -- The GGFTGN, the Bill of Rights, and other things -- Things to think about while waiting to see the doctor -- Zero or nothing? -- Quality control and "zero defects" -- Scaling up and down -- More is less -- Large samples and bad news -- Rare floods, rare scientists, and frustrated authors -- The world is getting smaller -- Population size and the quality of life -- Raisins, nuts, and samples -- Political polls -- Opinion surveys -- Television ratings -- more of the same -- The significance of significance -- Garbage in -- Garbage out -- The double negative and the consumer -- The double negative and social science -- What is correlation? -- The coin that won't stand on edge -- Guilt by association -- Psychological tests and job success -- Credit and your computer kin -- College entrance tests -- Science and statistics -- The scientific method -- Looking backward vs. looking forward -- Controlled experimentation -- Cause and effect -- Value judgments and planning -- Serendipity -- puttering vs. planning 00 Unconscious dishonesty -- Watch out for 67% -- What experimenters can learn from football and card players -- A digression on random digits and computer simulation -- Generalizations -- Within vs. between -- A thought about stereotypes -- Longevity at the hot corner -- Let's save some money -- There are no easy solutions -- Separating the liars from the statisticians
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 173 pages
Isbn
9780824718176
Lccn
82023593
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)9112252
Label
How to tell the liars from the statisticians, Robert Hooke ; with illustrations by Joseph M. Liles
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliogaphical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Statistics are -- Statistics is -- Worry -- More on worry -- Statistics and chances -- Measuring chances -- Chances and drug laws -- The broad-base fallacy -- the unmentioned base -- The Elmer Gantry effect -- When the truth is not the whole truth -- Ceteris paribus -- Statistics of discrimination -- A paradox in discrimination statistics -- Smoking and cancer -- People are different -- Risk taking in industry -- The risk taker's image -- When should we take chances? -- Cost accounting -- Bridges, underpasses, and corporate profits -- Are you average enough? -- Infatuation with averages -- The law of averages, compulsive gambling, and the rubber band theory -- A rational view of luck -- Luck and skill combined -- Luck and dependence -- Confidence and dependence -- Sports "form" and consistency -- Who is unemployed? -- Cost of living -- Trade-offs -- False alarms -- Liberals and conservatives -- One-armed consultants -- The GGFTGN, the Bill of Rights, and other things -- Things to think about while waiting to see the doctor -- Zero or nothing? -- Quality control and "zero defects" -- Scaling up and down -- More is less -- Large samples and bad news -- Rare floods, rare scientists, and frustrated authors -- The world is getting smaller -- Population size and the quality of life -- Raisins, nuts, and samples -- Political polls -- Opinion surveys -- Television ratings -- more of the same -- The significance of significance -- Garbage in -- Garbage out -- The double negative and the consumer -- The double negative and social science -- What is correlation? -- The coin that won't stand on edge -- Guilt by association -- Psychological tests and job success -- Credit and your computer kin -- College entrance tests -- Science and statistics -- The scientific method -- Looking backward vs. looking forward -- Controlled experimentation -- Cause and effect -- Value judgments and planning -- Serendipity -- puttering vs. planning 00 Unconscious dishonesty -- Watch out for 67% -- What experimenters can learn from football and card players -- A digression on random digits and computer simulation -- Generalizations -- Within vs. between -- A thought about stereotypes -- Longevity at the hot corner -- Let's save some money -- There are no easy solutions -- Separating the liars from the statisticians
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 173 pages
Isbn
9780824718176
Lccn
82023593
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)9112252

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