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The Resource Is that a fact? : a field guide to statistical and scientific information, Mark Battersby

Is that a fact? : a field guide to statistical and scientific information, Mark Battersby

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Is that a fact? : a field guide to statistical and scientific information
Title
Is that a fact?
Title remainder
a field guide to statistical and scientific information
Statement of responsibility
Mark Battersby
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 to familiar and humorous contexts. This second edition is revised and updated throughout, and includes a new chapter on the weighting of risks in public policy-making."--
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1945-
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Battersby, Mark
Dewey number
001.422
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Statistics
  • Critical thinking
  • Science news
  • Public opinion polls
Label
Is that a fact? : a field guide to statistical and scientific information, Mark Battersby
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17838435
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
viii, 290 pages
Isbn
9781554812448
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)932844280
Label
Is that a fact? : a field guide to statistical and scientific information, Mark Battersby
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17838435
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
viii, 290 pages
Isbn
9781554812448
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)932844280

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