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How To Lie With Statistics

Author : Darrell Huff
ISBN : 0393070875
Genre : Mathematics
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Over Half a Million Copies Sold--an Honest-to-Goodness Bestseller Darrell Huff runs the gamut of every popularly used type of statistic, probes such things as the sample study, the tabulation method, the interview technique, or the way the results are derived from the figures, and points up the countless number of dodges which are used to full rather than to inform.
Category: Mathematics

Damned Lies And Statistics

Author : Joel Best
ISBN : 9780520274709
Genre : Social Science
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"[An] absolutely fascinating and sobering quest into the fantastic differences between the world as it is and the world as it is portrayed in the statistics the media use. . . .This book is simply a must."--Nachman Ben-Yehuda, author of The Masada Myth "Best is our leading authority on social problems today. His detective work in exposing the spurious use of statistics is essential to constructive social science. No one who speaks for the public welfare can ignore his powerful work."--Jonathan B. Imber, Editor-in-Chief, Society "Joel Best is at it again. In Damned Lies and Statistics, he shows how statistics are manipulated, mismanaged, misrepresented, and massaged by officials and other powerful groups to promote their agendas. He is a master at examining taken-for-granted "facts" and debunking them through careful sociological scrutiny."--Patricia Adler, author of Peer Power "A real page turner. Best is the John Grisham of sociology!"--James Holstein, author of The New Language of Qualitative Method "In our era, numbers are as much a staple of political debates as stories. And just as stories so often turn into fables, so Best shows that we often believe the most implausible of numbers--to the detriment of us all."--Peter Reuter, co-author of Drug War Heresies: Learning from Other Vices,Times and Places
Category: Social Science

Southern Cultures

Author : Harry L. Watson
ISBN : 9781469609058
Genre : History
File Size : 50.24 MB
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In the Summer 2013 issue of Southern Cultures: Dixie Bohemians and Inner Hillbillies. Poutin’ Houses and Moon Pies. The economics of slavery and the integrity of farming. The Wilmington Insurrection and Wednesday morning miracles. The Summer Issue promises more of what Southern Cultures does best: southern lives, real and imagined, re-imagined. Southern Cultures is published quarterly (spring, summer, fall, winter) by the University of North Carolina Press. The journal is sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Center for the Study of the American South.
Category: History

Vital Statistics E Book

Author : Stephen McKenzie
ISBN : 9780729581493
Genre : Medical
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Vital Statistics: an introduction to health science statistics e-book is a new Australian publication. This textbook draws on real world, health-related and local examples, with a broad appeal to the Health Sciences student. It demonstrates how an understanding of statistics is useful in the real world, as well as in statistics exams. Vital Statistics: an introduction to health science statistics e-book is a relatively easy-to-read book that will painlessly introduce or re-introduce you to the statistical basics before guiding you through more demanding statistical challenges. Written in recognition of Health Sciences courses which require knowledge of statistical literacy, this book guides the reader to an understanding of why, as well as how and when to use statistics. It explores: How data relates to information, and how information relates to knowledge How to use statistics to distinguish information from disinformation The importance of probability, in statistics and in life That inferential statistics allow us to infer from samples to populations, and how useful such inferences can be How to appropriately apply and interpret statistical measures of difference and association How qualitative and quantitative methods differ, and when it’s appropriate to use each The special statistical needs of the health sciences, and some especially health science relevant statistics The vital importance of computers in the statistical analysis of data, and gives an overview of the most commonly used analyses Real-life local examples of health statistics are presented, e.g. A study conducted at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Utah School of Medicine, explored whether there might be a systematic bias affecting the results of genetic specimen tests, which could affect their generalizability. Reader-friendly writing style t-tests/ ANOVA family of inferential statistics all use variants of the same basic formula Learning Objectives at the start of each chapter and Quick Reference Summaries at the end of each chapter provide the reader with a scope of the content within each chapter.
Category: Medical

Truthiness Fever

Author : Rick Hayes-Roth
ISBN : 9781614342205
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book should crystallize your cynicism. You, your friends, your children already discount most of the information you hear or read that is presented as fact. You have come to believe that nearly everyone is lying, governments and businesses use giant megaphones for propaganda, and that only a fool would expect the media to be constrained to truth telling. Are your perceptions correct, and has it always been this bad?
Category: Business & Economics

The Seven Beauties Of Science Fiction

Author : Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr.
ISBN : 9780819571526
Genre : Fiction
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As the world undergoes daily transformations through the application of technoscience to every aspect of life, science fiction has become an essential mode of imagining the horizons of possibility. However much science fiction texts vary in artistic quality and intellectual sophistication, they share in a mass social energy and a desire to imagine a collective future for the human species and the world. At this moment, a strikingly high proportion of films, commercial art, popular music, video and computer games, and non-genre fiction have become what Csicsery-Ronay calls science fictional, stimulating science-fictional habits of mind. We no longer treat science fiction as merely a genre-engine producing formulaic effects, but as a mode of awareness, which frames experiences as if they were aspects of science fiction. The Seven Beauties of Science Fiction describes science fiction as a constellation of seven diverse cognitive attractions that are particularly formative of science-fictionality. These are the “seven beauties” of the title: fictive neology, fictive novums, future history, imaginary science, the science-fictional sublime, the science-fictional grotesque, and the Technologiade, or the epic of technsocience’s development into a global regime.
Category: Fiction

Using Statistical Methods For Water Quality Management

Author : Graham B. McBride
ISBN : 9780471733201
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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STATISTICS IN PRACTICE A practical exploration of alternative approaches to analyzingwater-related environmental issues Written by an experienced environmentalist and recognized expert inthe field, this text is designed to help water resource managersand scientists to formulate, implement, and interpret moreeffective methods of water quality management. After presenting the basic foundation for using statistical methodsin water resource management, including the use of appropriatehypothesis test procedures and some rapid calculation procedures,the author offers a range of practical problems and solutions onenvironmental topics that often arise, but are not generallycovered. These include: * Formulating water quality standards * Determining compliance with standards * MPNs and microbiology * Water-related, human health risk modeling * Trends, impacts, concordance, and detection limits In order to promote awareness of alternative approaches toanalyzing data, both frequentist and Bayesian, statistical methodsare contrasted in terms of their applicability to variousenvironmental issues. Each chapter ends with a number of setproblems for which full answers are provided. The book alsoencourages discussion between technical staff and management beforeembarking on statistical studies.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Contemporary Occupational Health Nursing

Author : Greta Thornbory
ISBN : 9781351787918
Genre : Medical
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This textbook – now thoroughly revised and updated – provides a practical guide for those in training, or practising within, occupational health nursing. Concerned with the health of people at work and the effects of work on health and health on work, this distinctive branch of public health nursing requires specific knowledge and skills. Contemporary Occupational Health Nursing includes chapters on: public health, leadership, health promotion and protection, health surveillance, health assessment, case management and rehabilitation, mental health, management of occupational health services and epidemiology and research, quality assurance and audit. The second edition includes additional content on health risk assessment and the Fit for Work Service, occupational health management systems, psychosocial factors and mindfulness, among other things. Discussion of ethical issues is woven throughout and each chapter is written by an experienced occupational health nurse practitioner and includes features such as case studies, activities, learning objectives and chapter summaries. This book can be used as a text by those undertaking specialist community public health nursing qualifications and as an important resource for all nurses working in occupational health practice.
Category: Medical

How We Saved Texas Prison Chaplaincy 2011

Author : Michael G. Maness
ISBN : 9781504952750
Genre : History
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As Maness so forcefully presents, religion is truly the greatest source for change in human history, and our staff chaplains facilitate that. Likewise, we came to see there would be little true cost savings, in that some staffer would have to take care religion in prison–it’s a right after all–and manage the good volunteers. Jerry Madden, Senior Fellow Right on Crime – House Committee on Corrections Chairman 2011-12 It seemed like all was lost. . . . Dr. Keith Bellamy Senior Minister, Woodville Church of Christ TDCJ Certified Volunteer Chaplain 15-plus years Take a ride through Maness’ book and learn firsthand about reducing crime, rehabilitating lives, making our streets safer, and bringing hope to the least, the last and the lost just like Jesus commanded. The chaplain of the prison brings hope and light in what can be a dark and stressful place, all the more reason we need them. Carol S. Vance Former Chairman, Texas Board of Criminal Justice Harris County District Attorney 1966-79 Every TDCJ chaplain and every chaplaincy manager owe the existence of their jobs to the efforts of a few unique individuals who rallied many to seek help from Texas senators and representatives. Frank Graham, Founder Chapel of Politically, the TDCJ chaplaincy was doomed. God used the courage of one man to turn that situation around. Thank you, Chaplain Michael Maness, for preserving this magnificent piece of important religious history. Dr. Paul W. Carlin, LBT, Ph. D.
Category: History

Vital Statistics

Author : William H. Sandholm
ISBN : 0190668083
Genre : Commercial statistics
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Category: Commercial statistics