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Author Spirer, Herbert, author

Title Misused Statistics / Herbert F. Spirer, Louise Spirer, A.J. Jaffe
Edition Second edition, revised and expanded
Published Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, [1998]
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Series Popular Statistics
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Preface; Acknowledgments; Contents; 1 Introduction; NUMBERS COUNT; MISUSING STATISTICS: SOME FACTS OF LIFE; WHY KNOWLEDGE OF MISUSES IS IMPORTANT; SOME CONSEQUENCES OF MISUSES; DELIBERATE OR INADVERTENT?; NO LITERARY LICENSE IS GRANTED TO MISUSERS OF STATISTICS; 2 Setting the Stage:Categories of Misuses; INTRODUCTION; A CLOSER LOOK AT THE CATEGORIES OF MISUSES; SUMMARY; 3 Know the Subject Matter; INTRODUCTION; DR. K. NOWAll AT WORK; SOME REAL-WORLD EXAMPLES; SUMMARY; 4 Definitions; INTRODUCTION; PRELIMINARIES; NUMBERS AND CONCLUSIONS IN CONFLICT
IS IT HARD TO BE INTELLIGENT ABOUT 10 TEST SCORES?SUMMARY; 5 Quality of Basic Data; INTRODUCTION; BAD MEASUREMENT AT ALL LEVELS; DATA WITHOUT SOURCES; WRONG NUMBERS; BAD MEASUREMENT; THE UNKNOWABLE; DISAPPEARING DATA; MORE IS LESS; SUMMARY; 6 Graphics and Presentation; INTRODUCTION; SOME HORROR PICTURES; MORE ACTION IN THE GRAPHICAL HORROR SHOW; SUMMARY; 7 Methodology: A Brief Review; INTRODUCTION; STATISTICAL TOOLS; EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN; SUMMARY; 8 Faulty Interpretation; INTRODUCTION; DEFINITION; CONFLICTING NUMBERS; BLATANT MISINTERPRETATION
SMOKE AND MIRRORS: ECTOPLASTISTICS IN THE SERVICE OF POWER AND POLITICS15 Afterword; References; Index
STATISTICAL SIGNIFICANCE: MISUSE BY MISINTERPRETATIONSUMMARY; 9 Surveys and Polls: Getting the Data; INTRODUCTION; FIRST PRINCIPLES; EXAMPLES OF SURVEY MISUSE; MORE TO COME; 10 Surveys and Polls:Analyzing the Data; INTRODUCTION; UNCERTAINTY; USING SAMPLING ERROR WHEN EVALUATINGSURVEY REPORTS; ON THE BIAS: NONSAMPLING ERRORS; PAY ATTENTION TO THE PROFESSIONAL POLLSTERS; SUMMARY OF CHAPTERS 9 AND 10; 11 The Law of Parsimony: Ockham's Razor; INTRODUCTION; EXAMPLES; 12 Thinking: Lack of Forethought, Lack of Afterthought; INTRODUCTION; THE RED VELVET FLAG; THE JANUS EFFECT
WILD AND WOOLLY STATEMENTSASSUMPTION, ASSUMPTION, WHO' S GOT THE ASSUMPTION?; LET'S BE PC: PERCENTAGEWISE CORRECT; OLD MISUSES NEVER DIE, THEY DON'T EVEN FADE AWAY; CUTIING A GOOD FIGURE: WHO'S COUNTING?; THERE IS NOTHING EITHER GOOD OR BAD, BUT THINKING MAKES IT SO; SUMMARY; 13 Ectoplastistics; INTRODUCTION; GHOSTBUSTING; WHEN NUMBERS ARE VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE; SUMMARY; 14 The Body Politic:Governments and Politicians; INTRODUCTION; IN AND OUT OF THE CLOSET: PRACTICES OF GOVERNMENTS; INGENIOUS INTERPRETATIONS AND OTHER ALTERATIONS: THE POWER-DRUNK
Subject Probabilities
Statistics
Probabilities.
Statistics.
Form Electronic book
Author Jaffe, A. J., 1912-1997, author.
Spirer, Louise, author.
ISBN 1482270072
9781482270075