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 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 shortcut 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 statisticallybased 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.
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 xxvii, 471 pages
 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
 Isbn
 9781351661386
 Label
 Probability, statistics and other frightening stuff
 Title
 Probability, statistics and other frightening stuff
 Statement of responsibility
 Alan R. Jones
 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 shortcut 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 statisticallybased 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
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 Jones, Alan
 Illustrations
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 Index
 index present
 Literary form
 non fiction
 Nature of contents
 bibliography
 Series statement
 Working guides to estimating & forecasting
 Series volume
 volume 2
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 Industrial engineering
 Probabilities
 Costs, Industrial
 Costs, Industrial
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 Probability, statistics and other frightening stuff, Alan R. Jones
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 Includes bibliographical references and index
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 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
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 on1019853947
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 25 cm.
 Extent
 xxvii, 471 pages
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 9781351661386
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 unmediated
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 (OCoLC)1019853947
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 Probability, statistics and other frightening stuff, Alan R. Jones
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references and index
 Carrier category
 volume
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 nc
 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
 Content category
 text
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 txt
 Content type MARC source
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 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
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