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News and Numbers : A Writer's Guide to Statistics

ISBN: 9781405160964 | 1405160969
Edition: 3rd
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Pub. Date: 10/17/2011

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The third edition of News & Numbers is a clear and comprehensively updated introduction to the role, logic and language of statistics which focuses on how to evaluate statistical claims in science, health, medicine, and politics. Includes new sections on computer modelling, missing numbers, health care quality and its costs and risks Features a completely new chapter on reporting on risk Contains additional and updated examples throughout Illustrates how an understanding of statistics can help in writing about business, education, environmental policy, sports, opinion polls, crime and other topics Focuses on how to evaluate statistical claims in science, health, medicine, and politics

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