Is That A Fact? A Field Guide For Evaluating Statistical And Scientific Information

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SKU: DADAX1551115875
ISBN : 9781551115870
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Is That a Fact? A Field Guide for Evaluating Statistical and Scientific Information

We are inundated by scientific and statistical information, but what should we believe? How much should we trust the polls on the latest electoral campaign? When a physician tells us that a diagnosis of cancer is 90% certain or a scientist informs us that recent studies support global warming, what should we conclude? How can we acquire reliable statistical information? Once we have it, how do we evaluate it? Despite the importance of these questions to our lives, many of us have only a vague idea of how to answer them. In this admirably clear and engaging book, Mark Battersby provides a practical guide to thinking critically about scientific and statistical information. The goal of the book is not only to explain how to identify misleading statistical information, but also to give readers the understanding necessary to evaluate and use statistical and statistically based scientific information in their own decision making.

Specification of Is That a Fact? A Field Guide for Evaluating Statistical and Scientific Information

AuthorMark Battersby
PublisherBroadview Press
Publication Year2009
Height9 inch.
Length0 inch.
Width6 inch.
Weight0.75 pounds.

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