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Dictionary of Statistics

ISBN-10: 0199541450

ISBN-13: 9780199541454

Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Graham Upton, Ian Cook

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This wide-ranging, jargon-free dictionary contains over 2,000 entries on all aspects of statistics, including terms used in computing, mathematics, and probability, as well as biographical information on over 200 key figures in the field, and coverage of statistical journals and societies. Embracing the whole multi-disciplinary spectrum of this complex subject, this superb reference presents information in a clear and practical manner and will prove invaluable for students and professionals from a wide range of disciplines, including economics, politics, market research, medicine, psychology, pharmaceuticals, and mathematics. This revised edition displays recommended web links for many entries, accessible via the Dictionary of Statistics website, which will be regularly updated to ensure the links are fully current, as well as provide helpful additional information. The entries are generously illustrated with useful figures and diagrams, and include worked examples where applicable. Appendices include a historical calendar of important statistical events, lists of statistical and mathematical notation, and statistical tables. Fully updated and revised, The Dictionary of Statistics is an indispensable work of reference for students and professionals in fields related to statistics, and a clear introduction to the subject for the general reader.
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/2/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

Ian is a cultural geographer with longstanding interests in material geographies, multi-sited ethnographic research, connective aesthetics and critical pedagogy. He combines these in/as 'follow the thing' work. In recent years he has added to these interests new media ecology and commodity activism, after experimenting with blogging as a means to write collaboratively about the geographies of food, and with web design to create, a spoof online shop, resource, database and fieldsite stocked with provocative 'follow the thing' work by academics, students, filmmakers, artists, journalists and others. Within Geography at Exeter, Ian is Director of Communications and External Relations and Equality and Diversity rep. Ian is also the cultural geography editor of Geography Compass and serves on the editorial boards of Qualitative Research and Geography. He is an Associate of the Social Sculpture Research Unit at Oxford Brookes University, an academic advisory board member of Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior, and a trustee of the Geographical Association. Ian often writes as 'Ian Cook et al' in order to acknowledge the collaborative nature of all of his work. Career Ian graduated from UCL in 1986 with a BSc in Human Sciences, from the University of Kentucky in 1992 with an MA in Human Geography, and from the University of Bristol in 1997 with a PhD in Human Geography. He began his academic career at the University of Wales, Lampeter (1993-9), then worked at the University of Birmingham (1999-2007), before moving to Exeter in August 2007.

Abbreviations in biographies
Statistical Notation
Mathematical Notation
Greek Letters
Cumulative Probabilities for the Binomial Distribution
Cumulative Probabilities for the Poisson Distribution
Upper-Tail Percentage Points for the Standard Normal Distribution
The Standard Normal Distribution Function
Percentage Points for the t-Distribution
Percentage Points for the F-Distribution
Percentage Points for the Chi-Squared Distribution
Critical Values for Spearman's Rank Correlation Coefficient
Critical Values for Kendall
Critical Values for the Product-Moment Correlation Coefficient, r
Pseudo-Random Numbers
Selected Landmarks in the Development of Statistics
Honours and Awards
Further Reference