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Statistics has played a leading role in our scientific understanding of the world for centuries, ... Read More

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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 sensationalized, 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 br>
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.

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Title: The Art Of Statistics
Author: D Spiegelhalter
Publisher: Pelican Co Po
ISBN: 9780241258767
SKU: BK0436174
EAN: 9780241258767
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Reading age : All Age Groups

About Author

Sir David John Spiegelhalter is a British statistician and Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk in the Statistical Laboratory at the University of Cambridge. Spiegelhalter is one of the most cited and influential researchers in his field, and was elected as President of the Royal Statistical Society for 2017-18.

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