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Is That a Fact? A Field Guide to Statistical and Scientific Information

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ISBN-10: 1554812445

ISBN-13: 9781554812448

Edition: 2nd 2015

Authors: Mark Battersby

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How much should we trust the polls on the latest electoral campaign? When a physician tells us that a diagnosis of cancer is 90% certain or a scientist informs us that recent studies support global warming, what should we conclude? Questions such as these are greatly important, yet many of us have only a vague sense of how to answer them.In Is That a Fact?, Mark Battersby aims not only to explain how to identify misleading statistics, but also to give readers the understanding necessary to evaluate and use statistical information in their own decision-making. Graphs and illustrations are used to visually illustrate concepts, while cartoons liven the discussion and connect the book’s ideas…    
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Book details

List price: $36.25
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Broadview Press
Publication date: 3/4/2016
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.57" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English