Is That a Fact? - Second Edition

A Field Guide to Statistical and Scientific Information

Author: Mark Battersby

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1770485988

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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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 nutritionist tells us what is healthy to eat, what should we believe? Questions such as these are greatly important, yet many of us have only a vague sense of how to answer them. In Is That a Fact?, Mark Battersby aims not only to explain how to identify misleading statistics and research, but also to give readers the understanding necessary to evaluate and use statistical information in their own decision making. This second edition is revised and updated throughout and includes a new chapter on weighing risk in personal and public decision making.
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Is That a Fact? Revised Edition

A Field Guide to Statistical and Scientific Information

Author: Mark Battersby

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1770481583

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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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.
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A Field Guide for Science Writers

Author: Deborah Blum,Mary Knudson,Robin Marantz Henig

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195174984

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 321

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This guide offers practical tips on science writing - from investigative reporting to pitching ideas to magazine editors. Some of the best known science witers in the US share their hard earned knowledge on how they do their job.
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The Portable Mentor

Expert Guide to a Successful Career in Psychology

Author: Mitchell J. Prinstein,Marcus Patterson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306474576

Category: Psychology

Page: 343

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Written for students and early career psychologists, this book is a professional development handbook with practical guidelines and suggestions for mastering virtually every professional task encountered during the first decade of a career in psychology. Comprehensive in scope, but practical in use, it offers the best possible training from the most successful leaders in psychology, combining the wisdom and mentorship of noted psychology experts into a single source.
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Real Magic

Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science, and a Guide to the Secret Power of the Universe

Author: Dean Radin PhD

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 1524758833

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 272

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The chief scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) turns a critical eye toward such practices as telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition and psychokinesis. Are such powers really possible? Science says yes. According to noted scientist and bestselling author of The Conscious Universe, Dean Radin, magic is a natural aspect of reality, and each of us can tap into this power with diligent practice. But wait, aren't things like ESP and telepathy just wishful thinking and flights of the imagination? Not according to the author, who worked on the US government's top secret psychic espionage program known as Stargate. Radin has spent the last forty years conducting controlled experiments that demonstrate that thoughts are things, that we can sense others' emotions and intentions from a distance, that intuition is more powerful than we thought, and that we can tap into the power of intention (think The Secret, only on a more realistic and scientific level). These dormant powers can help us to lead more interesting and fulfilling lives. Beginning with a brief history of magic over the centuries (what was called magic two thousand years ago is turning out to be scientific fact today), a review of the scientific evidence for magic, a series of simple but effective magical techniques (the key is mental focus, something elite athletes know a lot about), Radin then offers a vision of a scientifically-informed magic and explains why magic will play a key role in frontiers of science.
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Leadership and the Art of Change

A Practical Guide to Organizational Transformation

Author: Lee R. Beach

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452212058

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

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Leadership and the Art of Change is a unique book in that it focuses on a leader's central and most daunting task—achieving organizational change that successfully addresses external and internal threats and opportunities. Author Lee R. Beach uses six prime responsibilities as the framework for discussing change leadership: external and internal environmental assessment to identify required changes, organizational culture as a constraint on change, vision for motivating change; plans as a map for change, implementation to produce change, and follow-through for institutionalizing achieved changes and making ongoing change a part of the culture.
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Energy, Risk & Competitive Advantage

The Information Imperative

Author: Scott Randall

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 1593701349

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 284

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"Both front-line information gatherers and executives assigned to oversight will find invaluable tools for data analysis, risk analysis, and systemic monitoring. In turn, these tools will allow leaders to put this information into action with confidence."--BOOK JACKET.
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Information Security and Ethics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Author: Nemati, Hamid

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1599049384

Category: Education

Page: 4478

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Presents theories and models associated with information privacy and safeguard practices to help anchor and guide the development of technologies, standards, and best practices. Provides recent, comprehensive coverage of all issues related to information security and ethics, as well as the opportunities, future challenges, and emerging trends related to this subject.
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