Chicago Guide to Writing about Numbers

ISBN-10: 0226526313
ISBN-13: 9780226526317
Edition: 2004
Authors: Jane E. Miller
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 11/3/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Beginning with 12 principles that she argues lay the foundation for effective writing about numbers, Jane Miller explains how to judge the best strategy for representing numbers & the various tools, such as tables, charts, examples & analogies, that may be used.

List of Tables
List of Figures
List of Boxes
Acknowledgments
Why Write about Numbers?
Principles
Seven Basic Principles
Causality, Statistical Significance, and Substantive Significance
Technical but Important: Five More Basic Principles
Tools
Types of Quantitative Comparison
Creating Effective Tables
Creating Effective Charts
Choosing Effective Examples and Analogies
Pulling It All Together
Writing about Distributions and Associations
Writing about Data and Methods
Writing Introductions, Results, and Conclusions
Speaking about Numbers
Implementing "Generalization, Example, Exceptions" (GEE)
Notes
Reference List
Index

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