News and Numbers A Writer's Guide to Statistics
Edition: 3rd 2011
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Description: A readable introduction to what is really the nature of science and scientific method for aspiring writers and reporters. From the 2/e: Numbers and statistical claims predominate today's news. Politics, budgets, crime analysis, medical issues, sports all demand numbers. News & Numbers helps readers answer three key questions about all scientific studies, polls, and other statistical claims: "What can I believe? What does it mean? How can I explain it to others?" The second edition of News & Numbers builds on the tradition set by the original book, emphasizing clear thinking and common sense approaches for understanding, analyzing and explaining statistics. The updated book contains new material in every chapter, including: A full chapter on polls and polling Sections on reporting disease outbreaks and evaluating managed health care plans A section on focus groups Information on using the Internet Dozens of new numbers-in-the-news examples
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $68.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 9/2/2011
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
|A Note to Our Readers|
|A Tribute to Victor Cohn, 1919-2000|
|Notes on Sources|
|Learning the Basics|
|A Guide to Part I of News & Numbers|
|Where We Can Do Better|
|The Certainty of Uncertainty|
|Testing the Evidence|
|What Makes a Good Study?|
|Your Questions and Peer Review|
|Now Down to Specifics|
|A Guide to Part II of News & Numbers|
|Tests and Drug Trials|
|Health Costs, Quality, and Insurance|
|Writing About Risks|
|Statistical Savvy for Many Types of News|