Statistics: A Guide to the Unknown / Edition 3

Statistics: A Guide to the Unknown / Edition 3

by Judith M. Tanur, Gerald R. Rising, Richard S. Pieters, Richard F. Link
     
 

ISBN-10: 0534094929

ISBN-13: 9780534094928

Pub. Date: 12/01/1988

Publisher: Wadsworth

This collection of intriguing essays describes important applications of statistics and probability in many fields. Instead of teaching methods, the essays illustrate past accomplishments and current uses of statistics and probability. Surveys, questionnaires, experiments, and observational studies are also presented to help the student better understand the

Overview

This collection of intriguing essays describes important applications of statistics and probability in many fields. Instead of teaching methods, the essays illustrate past accomplishments and current uses of statistics and probability. Surveys, questionnaires, experiments, and observational studies are also presented to help the student better understand the importance of the influence of statistics on each topic covered within the separate essays. The overarching goal of Statistics: A Guide To The Unknown is to demonstrate the wide use and importance of statistics through an integrated set of case studies that are readable, interesting, and meaningful to the general public.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534094928
Publisher:
Wadsworth
Publication date:
12/01/1988
Series:
Wadsworth and Brooks/Cole Statistics/Probability Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
6.45(w) x 9.27(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
16 - 17 Years

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Table of Contents

Essays Classified by Data Sources16
Essays Classified by Statistical Tools19
Part 1Our Biologic World
Health and Sickness
The Biggest Public Health Experiment Ever: The 1954 Field Trial of the Salk Poliomyelitis Vaccine3
Safety of Anesthetics15
The Metro Firm Trials and Ongoing Patient Randomization25
A Health Insurance Experiment31
Cigarette Price, Smoking, and Excise Tax Policy41
People and Animals
Does Inheritance Matter in Disease?53
The Plight of the Whales60
The Importance of Being Human68
Part 2Our Political World
Statistical Proof of Employment Discrimination79
Statistics in Jury Selection: How to Avoid Unfavorable Jurors87
Measuring the Effects of Social Innovations by Means of Time Series93
Election Night on Television104
Part 3Our Social World
Communicating with Others
Deciding Authorship115
Children's Recall of Pictorial Information126
The Meaning of Words132
The Sizes of Things142
People at Work
How Accountants Save Money By Sampling151
Preliminary Evaluation of a New Food Product161
Statistical Determination of Numerical Color Tolerances170
People at School and Play
Making Essay Test Scores Fairer With Statistics178
Statistics, Sports, and Some Other Things188
Counting People and Their Goods
The Consumer Price Index198
How To Count Better: Using Statistics to Improve the Census208
How the Nation's Employment and Unemployment Estimates Are Made218
The Development and Analysis of Economic Indicators227
Part 4Our Physical World
Optimization and the Traveling Salesman Problem241
Estimating the Chances of Large Earthquakes by Radiocarbon Dating and Statistical Modeling249
Very Short Range Weather Forecasting Using Automated Observations261
Statistics, the Sun, and the Stars268
Acknowledgments275
Index276

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