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Probability, statistics and other frightening stuff
Title
Probability, statistics and other frightening stuff
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Alan R. Jones
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Language
eng
Summary
Probability, Statistics and Other Frightening Stuff (Volume II of the Working Guides to Estimating & Forecasting series) considers many of the commonly used Descriptive Statistics in the world of estimating and forecasting. It considers values that are representative of the ‘middle ground’ (Measures of Central Tendency), and the degree of data scatter (Measures of Dispersion and Shape) around the ‘middle ground’ values. A number of Probability Distributions and where they might be used are discussed, along with some fascinating and useful ‘rules of thumb’ or short-cut properties that estimators and forecasters can exploit in plying their trade. With the help of a ‘Correlation Chicken’, the concept of partial correlation is explained, including how the estimator or forecaster can exploit this in reflecting varying levels of independence and imperfect dependence between an output or predicted value (such as cost) and an input or predictor variable such as size. Under the guise of ‘Tails of the unexpected’ the book concludes with two chapters devoted to Hypothesis Testing (or knowing when to accept or reject the validity of an assumed estimating relationship), and a number of statistically-based tests to help the estimator to decide whether to include or exclude a data point as an ‘outlier’, one that appears not to be representative of that which the estimator is tasked to produce. This is a valuable resource for estimators, engineers, accountants, project risk specialists as well as students of cost engineering.--
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1953-
Jones, Alan
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Working guides to estimating & forecasting
Series volume
volume 2
• Industrial engineering
• Probabilities
• Costs, Industrial
• Costs, Industrial
Label
Probability, statistics and other frightening stuff, Alan R. Jones
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
• nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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• txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction and objectives -- Measure of central tendency: means, modes, medians -- Measures of dispersion and shape -- Probability distributions -- Measure of linearity, dependence and correlation -- Tails of the unexpected (1): hypothesis testing -- Tails of the unexpected (2): Outing the outliers
Control code
on1019853947
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 471 pages
Isbn
9781351661386
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
• n
System control number
(OCoLC)1019853947
Label
Probability, statistics and other frightening stuff, Alan R. Jones
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
Contents
Introduction and objectives -- Measure of central tendency: means, modes, medians -- Measures of dispersion and shape -- Probability distributions -- Measure of linearity, dependence and correlation -- Tails of the unexpected (1): hypothesis testing -- Tails of the unexpected (2): Outing the outliers
Control code
on1019853947
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 471 pages
Isbn
9781351661386
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
• n
System control number
(OCoLC)1019853947