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The Resource Standard deviations : flawed assumptions, tortured data and other ways to lie with statistics, Gary Smith

Standard deviations : flawed assumptions, tortured data and other ways to lie with statistics, Gary Smith

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Standard deviations : flawed assumptions, tortured data and other ways to lie with statistics
Title
Standard deviations
Title remainder
flawed assumptions, tortured data and other ways to lie with statistics
Statement of responsibility
Gary Smith
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Did you know that having a messy room will make you racist? Or that human beings possess the ability to postpone death until after important ceremonial occasions? Both of these 'facts' have been argued with a straight face by researchers and backed up with reams of data and convincing statistics. As Nobel Prize-winning economist Ronald Coase once cynically observed: 'If you torture data long enough, it will confess.' In 'Standard Deviations', economics professor Gary Smith walks us through the various tricks and traps that people use to back up their own crackpot theories
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StDuBDS
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Smith, Gary
Dewey number
  • 519.5'34
  • 519.534
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Standard deviations
  • Statistics
  • Popular Science and Mathematics
Label
Standard deviations : flawed assumptions, tortured data and other ways to lie with statistics, Gary Smith
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Publication
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780715649145
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780715649145
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Standard deviations : flawed assumptions, tortured data and other ways to lie with statistics, Gary Smith
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780715649145
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780715649145
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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