Home | Amazing | Today | Tags | Publishers | Years | Account | Search 
Statistics in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference

Buy
One thing I (Sarah) have learned over the last 20 or so years is that a sure way to derail a promising conversation at a party is to tell people what I do for a living. And rest assured that I’m neither a tax auditor nor captain of a sludge barge.No, I’m merely a biostatistician and statistics instructor, a revelation which invariably provokes a response such as “statistics was my worst class in school” or the sudden inspiration to quote that old chestnut popularized by Mark Twain that there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.

Personally, I find statistics fascinating and I love working in this field.I like teaching statistics as well, and I like to believe that I communicate some of this enthusiasm to my students, most of whom are physicians or other healthcare professionals required to take my classes as part of their fellowship studies.It’s often an uphill battle, however: some of them arrive with a negative attitude toward everything statistical, possibly augmented by the belief that statistics is some kind of magical procedure that will do their thinking for them, or a set of tricks and manipulations whose purpose is to twist reality in order to mislead other people.

I’m not sure how statistics got such a bad reputation, or why so many people have a negative attitude toward it.I do know that most of them can’t afford it: the need to be competent in statistics is fast becoming a necessity in many fields of work. It’s also becoming a requirement to be a thoughtful participant in modern society, as we are bombarded daily by statistical information and arguments, many of questionable merit.I have long since ceased to hope that I can keep everyone from misusing statistics: instead I have placed my hopes in cultivating a statisticseducated populace who will be able to recognize when statistics are being misused and discount the speaker’s credibility accordingly.We (Sarah and Paul) have tried to address both concerns in this book: statistics as a professional necessity, and statistics as part of the intellectual content required for informed citizenship.
(HTML tags aren't allowed.)

Cyber Terrorism: A Guide for Facility Managers
Cyber Terrorism: A Guide for Facility Managers

In the current climate of terrorism, the facility manager is in a more critical position than ever before. Protecting the organization's infrastructure from cyber-based attacks that are designed to disrupt and/or destroy business operations is becoming increasingly important for facility managers.This book will address cyberterrorism and...

Building Application Servers (SIGS: Advances in Object Technology)
Building Application Servers (SIGS: Advances in Object Technology)
You've read everything you can find about middleware, CORBA, transaction monitors, message brokers, enterprise JavaBeans, and other distributed technologies. Now it's time to put them to work. Time to build your company's first multi-tiered application. But where do you start? How do you structure the programs? How...
The Method Framework for Engineering System Architectures
The Method Framework for Engineering System Architectures
One of the biggest sources of pain in system development is “system integration and test.” This is frequently where projects sailing along with all-green progress reports and Earned Value Management System status summaries start to see these indicators increasingly turn to yellow and then to red. Projects that were thought to be 80...

Radiation Hormesis and the Linear-No-Threshold Assumption
Radiation Hormesis and the Linear-No-Threshold Assumption

Current radiation protection standards are based upon the application of the linear no-threshold (LNT) assumption, which considers that even very low doses of ionizing radiation can cause cancer. The radiation hormesis hypothesis, by contrast, proposes that low-dose ionizing radiation is beneficial. In this book, the author examines all facets...

Maximizing Your Sales with Salesforce.com
Maximizing Your Sales with Salesforce.com
With more than 1,000,000 active users, Salesforce.com is the most widely used online CRM application worldwide. Targeted to busy sales professionals, Salesforce.com can be used to manage sales, accounts, contacts, correspondence, activities, and more. If you’re one of these busy sales professionals, you need an easy reference tool to maximize...
Ready: A Commodore 64 Retrospective
Ready: A Commodore 64 Retrospective

How did the Commodore 64 conquer the hearts of millions and become a platform people still actively develop for even today? What made it so special?

This book will appeal to both those who like tinkering with old technology as a hobby and nostalgic readers who simply want to enjoy a trip down memory lane. It discusses in a concise...

©2020 LearnIT (support@pdfchm.net) - Privacy Policy