Statistics: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | November 15, 2008

byDavid J. Hand

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Modern statistics is very different from the dry and dusty discipline of the popular imagination. In its place is an exciting subject which uses deep theory and powerful software tools to shed light and enable understanding. And it sheds this light on all aspects of our lives, enablingastronomers to explore the origins of the universe, archaeologists to investigate ancient civilisations, governments to understand how to benefit and improve society, and businesses to learn how best to provide goods and services. Aimed at readers with no prior mathematical knowledge, this iVery Short Introduction/i explores and explains how statistics work, and how we can decipher them.

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Modern statistics is very different from the dry and dusty discipline of the popular imagination. In its place is an exciting subject which uses deep theory and powerful software tools to shed light and enable understanding. And it sheds this light on all aspects of our lives, enablingastronomers to explore the origins of the universe,...

David Hand is Professor of Statistics at Imperial College, London, where he is head of the Statistics Section in the Mathematics Department and head of the Mathematics in Banking and Finance Programme of the Institute for Mathematical Sciences. His most recent book is iInformation Generation: How Data Rule Our World/i. He launched t...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.32 inPublished:November 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019923356X

ISBN - 13:9780199233564

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Preface1. Surrounded by Statistics2. Simple descriptions3. Collecting good data4. Probability5. Estimation and inference6. Statistical models and methods7. Statistical computingFurther readingIndex