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Statistics: A Very Short Introduction

Popular Science

Series: Very Short Introduction Series Volume: 196

By: David J Hand

124 pages, 15 b/w illustrations

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Oct 2008 | #176885 | ISBN-13: 9780199233564
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NHBS Price: £7.99 $10/€9 approx

About this book

Modern statistics is very different from the dry and dusty discipline of the popular imagination. In its place is an exciting subject which uses deep theory and powerful software tools to shed light and enable understanding. And it sheds this light on all aspects of our lives, enabling astronomers to explore the origins of the universe, archaeologists to investigate ancient civilisations, governments to understand how to benefit and improve society, and businesses to learn how best to provide goods and services. Aimed at readers with no prior mathematical knowledge, this "Very Short Introduction" explores and explains how statistics work, and how we can decipher them.


Contents

Preface

1: Surrounded by Statistics
2: Simple descriptions
3: Collecting good data
4: Probability
5: Estimation and inference
6: Statistical models and methods
7: Statistical computing

Further reading
Index


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