Statistically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations

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Overview

Statistically Speaking presents a massive collection of quotations pertaining to probability and statistics. Some quotations are profound, others are wise, some are witty, but none are frivolous. Here you will find quotations from the most famous to the unknown. The book is designed to be entertaining and informative so that you can get a feel for the depth and breadth of statistics.

The extensive author and subject indexes provide you with the perfect tools for locating quotations for practical use or pleasure, and you will soon enjoy discovering what others have said on topics ranging from actuaries to variability. Additionally, some quotations are illustrated by amusing cartoons.

This book will be a handy reference for the scientific reader and the wider public interested in who has said what on statistics. Professionals, teachers, and students interested in statistics and probability will also benefit from the gems found in this book.

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Editorial Reviews

Journal of Quality Technology
This is a remarkable collection made even more so by the careful referencing and indexing...a delightful book to pick up now and again and delve into. It is referenced and cross-referenced to a faretheewell.
Choice
this collection will be valuable and useful for all levels of readers, including statisticians.
Teaching Statistics
A veritable mine of ideas to enliven your classes or impress your colleagues. Recommended!
Austalian and Zealand Journal of Statistics
...the authors have produced a delightful book, full of interest, and one I am sure I will delve into often seeking quotations for my lectures or just for fun. It will be useful for all levels of readers and is highly recommended.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750304016
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1996
  • Series: Speaking Ser.
  • Pages: 420
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Actuary. Analysis. Average. Bayesian. Cause and effect. Certainty. Chance. Common sense. Correlation. Data. Definitions. Degrees of freedom. Design of experiments. Dice. Distributions. Error. Experiment. Facts. Forecast. Gambling. Graphics. Hypotheses. Impossible. Infinite. Knowledge. Laws. Likelihood. Measurement. Models. Observations. Order. Outliers. Percentages. Prayer. Prediction. Probability. Probable. Problems. Quality control. Queue. Randomness. Reason. Recursion. Regression. Research. Residuals. Sample. Science. Statistical. Statistician. Statistics. Surveys and questionnaires. Symmetry. Tables. Teaching. Testing. Theory. Truth. Variability. Bibliography. Permissions. Subject by author index. Author by subject index.
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