The Architecture of Chance: An Introduction to the Logic and Arithmetic of Probability

Paperback | April 30, 1999

byRichard Lowry

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Undergraduate textbooks for statistics courses in the behavioral, biological, and social sciences must devote so much space to the nuts-and-bolts details of statistical methods that they have little left over for the larger conceptual framework of probability theory. This brief, lucid bookfills the gap with its intelligible and in-depth explanation of probability, laid out step-by-step in a clear and congenial fashion. Even the student with little background in mathematics will find it readable and accessible.

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Undergraduate textbooks for statistics courses in the behavioral, biological, and social sciences must devote so much space to the nuts-and-bolts details of statistical methods that they have little left over for the larger conceptual framework of probability theory. This brief, lucid book fills the gap with its intelligible and in-dep...

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Undergraduate textbooks for statistics courses in the behavioral, biological, and social sciences must devote so much space to the nuts-and-bolts details of statistical methods that they have little left over for the larger conceptual framework of probability theory. This brief, lucid bookfills the gap with its intelligible and in-dept...

Richard Lowry is at Vassar College.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 5.51 × 8.27 × 0.63 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

1. "Common Sense Reduced to Calculation"2. The Logic and Arithmetic of Compound Probabilities3. Probability Pathways and a First Glance at the Logic of Probability Assessment4. Binomial Probabilities and the Concept of SamplingDistributions5. The Normal Distribution--Remarkable Crossroad of Fact and Theory6. Some Complex Probability Assessments Based on the Normal Distribution7. A Brief Climb to One of the Next Higher Levels: Student's t-Distributions and the Logic of EstimationAppendix A: Table of the Unit Normal DistributionAppendix B: Table of Critical Values of Student's t-Distributions.

From Our Editors

Undergraduate textbooks for statistics courses in the behavioral, biological, and social sciences must devote so much space to the nuts-and-bolts details of statistical methods that they have little left over for the larger conceptual framework of probability theory. This brief, lucid book fills the gap with its intelligible and in-depth explanation of probability, laid out step-by-step in a clear and congenial fashion. Even the student with little background in mathematics will find it readable and accessible.

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"The book does an admirable job of achieving the logic and arithmetic of probability without sacrificing rigor and while still retaining a readable and enjoyable writing style. For the most part, this little book is a gem that would serve well as a supplement to many standard statisticalmethods courses. . . .I found Lowry's book to be delightful reading and of benefit to both graduate and undergraduate statistics students as well as liberal arts students." --Journal of the American Statistical Association