The Art of Statistics : Learning from Data

The Art of Statistics : Learning from Data

Description

Statistics has played a leading role in our scientific understanding of the world for centuries, yet we are all familiar with the way statistical claims can be sensationalised, particularly in the media. In the age of big data, as data science becomes established as a discipline, a basic grasp of statistical literacy is more important than ever.

In The Art of Statistics, David Spiegelhalter guides the reader through the essential principles we need in order to derive knowledge from data. Drawing on real world problems to introduce conceptual issues, he shows us how statistics can help us determine the luckiest passenger on the Titanic, whether serial killer Harold Shipman could have been caught earlier, and if screening for ovarian cancer is beneficial.

How many trees are there on the planet? Do busier hospitals have higher survival rates? Why do old men have big ears? Spiegelhalter reveals the answers to these and many other questions - questions that can only be addressed using statistical science.


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Details

Author(s)
David Spiegelhalter
Format
Hardback | 448 pages
Dimensions
144 x 222 x 40mm | 558g
Publication date
28 Mar 2019
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint
PELICAN
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
0241398630
ISBN13
9780241398630
Bestsellers rank
731