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The Resource The art of statistics : learning from data, David Spiegelhalter

The art of statistics : learning from data, David Spiegelhalter

Label
The art of statistics : learning from data
Title
The art of statistics
Title remainder
learning from data
Statement of responsibility
David Spiegelhalter
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spiegelhalter, D. J
Dewey number
519.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Pelican books
Series volume
28
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Statistics
  • Data mining
Target audience
adult
Label
The art of statistics : learning from data, David Spiegelhalter
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
23212610
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 426 pages
Isbn
9780241398630
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
be2019011983
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The art of statistics : learning from data, David Spiegelhalter
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
23212610
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 426 pages
Isbn
9780241398630
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
be2019011983
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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