Naked Statistics

Naked Statistics

As best-selling author Charles Wheelan shows us in Naked Statistics, the right data and a few well-chosen statistical tools can help us answer these questions and more. For those who slept through Stats 101, this book is a lifesaver.

Author: Charles Wheelan

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9780393347777

Category: Mathematics

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A New York Times bestseller "Brilliant, funny…the best math teacher you never had." —San Francisco Chronicle Once considered tedious, the field of statistics is rapidly evolving into a discipline Hal Varian, chief economist at Google, has actually called "sexy." From batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research, the real-world application of statistics continues to grow by leaps and bounds. How can we catch schools that cheat on standardized tests? How does Netflix know which movies you’ll like? What is causing the rising incidence of autism? As best-selling author Charles Wheelan shows us in Naked Statistics, the right data and a few well-chosen statistical tools can help us answer these questions and more. For those who slept through Stats 101, this book is a lifesaver. Wheelan strips away the arcane and technical details and focuses on the underlying intuition that drives statistical analysis. He clarifies key concepts such as inference, correlation, and regression analysis, reveals how biased or careless parties can manipulate or misrepresent data, and shows us how brilliant and creative researchers are exploiting the valuable data from natural experiments to tackle thorny questions. And in Wheelan’s trademark style, there’s not a dull page in sight. You’ll encounter clever Schlitz Beer marketers leveraging basic probability, an International Sausage Festival illuminating the tenets of the central limit theorem, and a head-scratching choice from the famous game show Let’s Make a Deal—and you’ll come away with insights each time. With the wit, accessibility, and sheer fun that turned Naked Economics into a bestseller, Wheelan defies the odds yet again by bringing another essential, formerly unglamorous discipline to life.
Categories: Mathematics

Naked Statistics Stripping the Dread from the Data

Naked Statistics  Stripping the Dread from the Data

“Are you one of those who dread statistics? Fear no more. Charles Wheelan's Naked Statistics explains the intuition behind the various statistical concepts we use in an easy and accessible way." —Raghuram Rajan, author of Fault Lines: ...

Author: Charles Wheelan

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393089820

Category: Mathematics

Page: 302

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“Brilliant, funny . . . the best math teacher you never had.”—San Francisco Chronicle Once considered tedious, the field of statistics is rapidly evolving into a discipline Hal Varian, chief economist at Google, has actually called “sexy.” From batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research, the real-world application of statistics continues to grow by leaps and bounds. How can we catch schools that cheat on standardized tests? How does Netflix know which movies you’ll like? What is causing the rising incidence of autism? As best-selling author Charles Wheelan shows us in Naked Statistics, the right data and a few well-chosen statistical tools can help us answer these questions and more. For those who slept through Stats 101, this book is a lifesaver. Wheelan strips away the arcane and technical details and focuses on the underlying intuition that drives statistical analysis. He clarifies key concepts such as inference, correlation, and regression analysis, reveals how biased or careless parties can manipulate or misrepresent data, and shows us how brilliant and creative researchers are exploiting the valuable data from natural experiments to tackle thorny questions. And in Wheelan’s trademark style, there’s not a dull page in sight. You’ll encounter clever Schlitz Beer marketers leveraging basic probability, an International Sausage Festival illuminating the tenets of the central limit theorem, and a head-scratching choice from the famous game show Let’s Make a Deal—and you’ll come away with insights each time. With the wit, accessibility, and sheer fun that turned Naked Economics into a bestseller, Wheelan defies the odds yet again by bringing another essential, formerly unglamorous discipline to life.
Categories: Mathematics

Problem Solving for New Engineers

Problem Solving for New Engineers

A few of the books that I've really enjoyed include Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data by Charles Wheelan and The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives by Leonard Mlodinow. Although these books are written by ...

Author: Melisa Buie

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351996440

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

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This book brings a fresh new approach to practical problem solving in engineering, covering the critical concepts and ideas that engineers must understand to solve engineering problems. Problem Solving for New Engineers: What Every Engineering Manager Wants You to Know provides strategy and tools needed for new engineers and scientists to become apprentice experimenters armed only with a problem to solve and knowledge of their subject matter. When engineers graduate, they enter the work force with only one part of what’s needed to effectively solve problems -- Problem solving requires not just subject matter expertise but an additional knowledge of strategy. With the combination of both knowledge of subject matter and knowledge of strategy, engineering problems can be attacked efficiently. This book develops strategy for minimizing, eliminating, and finally controlling unwanted variation such that all intentional variation is truly representative of the variables of interest.
Categories: Business & Economics

Political Tribalism in America

Political Tribalism in America

According to Charles Wheelan, author of Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data, the Democrats were trying to use absolute change to make a sizable tax increase appear quite modest. Absolute Change in the Illinois Personal ...

Author: Timothy J. Redmond

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476683102

Category: Political Science

Page: 244

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The democratic ideal demands that the citizenry think critically about matters of public import. Yet many Democrats and Republicans in the United States have fallen short of that standard because political tribalism motivates them to acquire, perceive and evaluate political information in a biased manner. The result is an electorate that is more extreme, hostile and willing to reject unfavorable democratic outcomes. In this work, the author provides a host of actionable strategies that are designed to reduce the influence of political tribalism in our lives. The text includes instructions for plumbing the depths of political views; evaluating sources of political information; engaging in difficult political conversations; appraising political data; and assessing political arguments. The first of its kind, this how-to guide is a must-read for partisans who want to become more critical political thinkers.
Categories: Political Science

Introduction to Quantitative Analysis for International Educators

Introduction to Quantitative Analysis for International Educators

In Naked statistics: Stripping the dread from data (pp. 68–89). Norton. Wheelan, C. (2013b). The Monty Hall problem. In Naked statistics: Stripping the dread from data (pp. 90–94). Norton. Wheelan, C. (2013c).

Author: Melissa Whatley

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030938314

Category: Education

Page: 230

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​This textbook introduces international education scholars, professionals and graduate students to quantitative research methods. It provides them with the most foundational and useful concepts in quantitative analysis, using international education themes for all examples and practice problems. Readers will have a foundation to pursue more advanced methods and analyses, whether through formal training or future individual study. The book assumes no prior knowledge of quantitative analysis and is written for individuals who are new to statistics. Practice problems are found at the end of all substantive chapters, and datasets are provided so that readers can practice the analyses that are presented. Moreover, in each chapter, different statistical approaches are illustrated with real examples from international education research. These examples provide context for each statistical method and represent a wide variety of contexts in international education research, covering a variety of international education topics and a variety of regions of the world. From the instructor perspective, these example studies could be used as additional course reading. Moreover, supplemental material provides slides that instructors can modify and use in conjunction with the text.
Categories: Education

The Political Speechwriter s Companion

The Political Speechwriter   s Companion

Naked Statistics: Stripping Dread from Data. New York: Norton, 2013. Each is interesting for different reasons: Aristotle to amaze you with how many ideas are still useful after 2,300 years; Berger for his ideas on what makes ideas go ...

Author: Robert A. Lehrman

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 9781506387734

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 536

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The Political Speechwriter′s Companion guides students through a systematic "LAWS" approach (language, anecdote, wit, and support) that politicians can use to persuade their audiences into taking action. In the highly anticipated Second Edition, esteemed speechwriter and author Robert A. Lehrman has teamed up with one of the "go-to-guys" for political humor, Eric Schnure, to offer students an entertaining yet practical introduction to political speechwriting. This how-to guide explains how speakers can deliver: language the audience will understand and remember, anecdotes that make listeners laugh and cry, wit that pokes fun at opponents but also shows their own lighter side, and support in the way of statistics, examples, and testimony. Packed with annotated speeches from the most recent elections, technology tips, and interviews from speechwriting luminaries, this edition offers the most practical advice and strategies for a career in political communication.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Pediatrics Examination and Board Review

Pediatrics Examination and Board Review

Question 14 What is the difference between statistical significance and clinical significance? A) Clinical but not statistical significance is determined by the P value. ... Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data.

Author: Andrew Peterson

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071847698

Category: Medical

Page: 800

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An Engagingly Written, Case-Based Review for the Pediatrics Board Exam McGraw-Hill Education Specialty Board Review: Pediatrics is the perfect resource to help you prepare for the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) certification or recertification examination. Written in a refreshing conversational tone, this unique review utilizes a case-based presentation that includes questions, answers, and discussion. Numerous tables, figures, and photographs encapsulate important information and make it easier for readers to study and remember. The content is weighted to match the board exam – so you can focus on what you really need to know for the highest score possible. · The 35 chapters in the book correspond to the 35 sections of the ABP content specifications · Each chapter is written by specialists in the topic · Comprehensive final exam appears at the end of the book · Great as clinical refresher · Each question is referenced to chapter content for more in-depth study
Categories: Medical

The Fundamentals of Political Science Research

The Fundamentals of Political Science Research

The third edition of the textbook is aimed at upper-level undergraduates and graduate students in political science.

Author: Paul M. Kellstedt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316642672

Category: Political Science

Page: 345

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The third edition of the textbook is aimed at upper-level undergraduates and graduate students in political science. It provides the basic tools necessary for students to understand and craft scientific research on politics. The new edition contains a new pedagogical feature, 'Your Turn' boxes, meant to engage students.
Categories: Political Science

The Economist

The Economist

1192 Fast ( Howard ) , " The Naked God . " ' 34 ( R ) Faster Trathc . 223 ( L ) Faulkes rank ) . 613 ( N ) , 1006 ( N ) Faure ( J. C. A. ) . 10-15 ( BN ) Favourite for Chancellor , 242 ( OL ) " Fear God and Dread Nought .

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ISBN: UOM:39015016718879

Category: Commerce

Page: 1178

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Categories: Commerce