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The Resource A panorama of statistics : perspectives, puzzles and paradoxes in statistics, Eric Sowey, Peter Petocz, (electronic book)

A panorama of statistics : perspectives, puzzles and paradoxes in statistics, Eric Sowey, Peter Petocz, (electronic book)

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A panorama of statistics : perspectives, puzzles and paradoxes in statistics
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A panorama of statistics
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perspectives, puzzles and paradoxes in statistics
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Eric Sowey, Peter Petocz
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eng
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A Panorama of Statistics: Perspectives, Puzzles and Paradoxes in Statistics Eric Sowey, School of Economics, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia Peter Petocz, Department of Statistics, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia This book is a stimulating panoramic tour - quite different from a textbook journey - of the world of statistics in both its theory and practice, for teachers, students and practitioners.At each stop on the tour, the authors investigate unusual and quirky aspects of statistics, highlighting historical, biographical and philosophical dimensions of this field of knowledge.Each chapter opens with perspectives on its theme, often from several points of view. Five original and thought-provoking questions follow. These aim at widening readers' knowledge and deepening their insight. Scattered among the questions are entertaining puzzles to solve and tantalising paradoxes to explain. Readers can compare their own statistical discoveries with the authors' detailed answers to all the questions. The writing is lively and inviting, the ideas are rewarding, and the material is extensively cross-referenced. A Panorama of Statistics: Leads readers to discover the fascinations of statistics. Is an enjoyable companion to an undergraduate statistics textbook. Is an enriching source of knowledge for statistics teachers and practitioners. Is unique among statistics books today for its memorable content and engaging style. Lending itself equally to reading through and to dipping into, A Panorama of Statistics will surprise teachers, students and practitioners by the variety of ways in which statistics can capture and hold their interest.Reviews:"As befits the authors' statement that t̀his is not a textbook', the structure is unusual. There are twenty-five chapters organised in five sections, each beginning with a brief perspective of a theme in statistics and finishing with five questions related to that theme. The answers provided to the questions, in section six, are as discursive and illuminating as the main body of the text. Even if you are pretty sure you know the answer, it is always worth checking what the authors have to say. Chances are that you will learn something every time. The glimpses and insights given into this enormous and far-reaching discipline succeed in being bewitching, entertaining and inviting; coverage was never the aim.""In summary, this splendid book lives up to the four p̀-values' of its title. It is panoramic in the scope of its survey of statistics, it is full of illuminating perspectives, it sets entertaining and challenging puzzles, and it explores fascinating paradoxes. Read it, enjoy it and learn from it."From Neil Sheldon, Teaching Statistics, volume 9, no. 2, May 2017
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Sowey, Eric
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519.5
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no index present
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QA276.18
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non fiction
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Petocz, Peter
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Statistics
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specialized
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A panorama of statistics : perspectives, puzzles and paradoxes in statistics, Eric Sowey, Peter Petocz, (electronic book)
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AH30712517
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312 pages
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9781119075820
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A panorama of statistics : perspectives, puzzles and paradoxes in statistics, Eric Sowey, Peter Petocz, (electronic book)
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
AH30712517
Extent
312 pages
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
After 5 minutes Preview, click on 2Request Access3, fill in a form with your details. If triggered, the book will be loaned and tied to the one user for 1 week, during which time users can read or download as they choose. 4th user request triggers auto-purchase
Isbn
9781119075820
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote

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