ISBN-10:
1554812445
ISBN-13:
9781554812448
Pub. Date:
03/04/2016
Publisher:
Broadview Press
Is That a Fact? - Second Edition: A Field Guide to Statistical and Scientific Information / Edition 2

Is That a Fact? - Second Edition: A Field Guide to Statistical and Scientific Information / Edition 2

by Mark Battersby

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ISBN-13: 9781554812448
Publisher: Broadview Press
Publication date: 03/04/2016
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 495,364
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Mark Battersby is Professor of Philosophy at Capilano University (retired).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction

CHAPTER 1: How to Li(v)e with Statistics: Why We Need to Think about Statistical and Scientific Information
CHAPTER 2: Introduction to Critical Thinking
CHAPTER 3: Polling: The Basics
CHAPTER 4: Sampling Woes and Other Biases
CHAPTER 5: The Facts Ma’am, Nothing but the Facts: Getting Good Data
CHAPTER 6: Making Sense of Data: What Does It All Mean?
CHAPTER 7: The Power of Graphs
CHAPTER 8: Correlations: What Goes with What?
CHAPTER 9: Finding the Cause: Evaluating Causal Claims
CHAPTER 10: Evaluating Scientific Claims: Looking at the Context
CHAPTER 11: Using What You’ve Learned: Finding and Evaluating Scientific Information
CHAPTER 12: Probability and Judgement
CHAPTER 13: Studies Show, But So What?
CHAPTER 14: Decision Making Examples: Individual Risk and Uncertainty and Public Policy

Glossary
Index

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