Art of Statistics: Learning from Data

Spiegelhalter, David


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SKU: 9780241258767 Category:

Author: Spiegelhalter, David
Publication date: 13/02/2020
Imprint: Pelican
Pages: 448
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780241258767
Series: Pelican Books

The surprise bestselling tour de force from a former president of the Royal Statistical Society- the essential guide to statistical science in the age of big data

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 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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Weight 258 g
Dimensions 181 × 111 mm


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