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Statistics as principled argument, Robert P. Abelson
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 The author delves into the toooftendismissed problems of interpreting quantitative data and then presenting them in the context of a coherent story about one's research.... The focus of the book is that the purpose of statistics is to organize a useful argument from quantitative evidence, using a form of principled rhetoric. Five criteria, described by the acronym MAGIC (magnitude, articulation, generality, interestingness, and credibility) are proposed as crucial features of a persuasive, principled argument. Particular statistical methods are discussed, with minimum use of formulas and heavy data sets. The ideas throughout the book revolve around elementary probability theory, t tests, and simple issues of research design. It is therefore assumed that the reader has already had some access to elementary statistics. Many examples are included to explain the connection of statistics to substantive claims about real phenomena.
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 xv, 221 pages
 Contents

 Abelson's laws
 1. Making claims with statistics
 2. Elementary arguments and the role of chance
 3. Magnitude of effects
 4. Styles of rhetoric
 5. On suspecting fishiness
 6. Articulation of results : ticks and buts
 7. Generality of effects
 8. Interestingness of argument
 9. Credibility of argument
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 9780805805284
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 Statistics as principled argument
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 Statistics as principled argument
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 Robert P. Abelson
 Language
 eng
 Summary
 The author delves into the toooftendismissed problems of interpreting quantitative data and then presenting them in the context of a coherent story about one's research.... The focus of the book is that the purpose of statistics is to organize a useful argument from quantitative evidence, using a form of principled rhetoric. Five criteria, described by the acronym MAGIC (magnitude, articulation, generality, interestingness, and credibility) are proposed as crucial features of a persuasive, principled argument. Particular statistical methods are discussed, with minimum use of formulas and heavy data sets. The ideas throughout the book revolve around elementary probability theory, t tests, and simple issues of research design. It is therefore assumed that the reader has already had some access to elementary statistics. Many examples are included to explain the connection of statistics to substantive claims about real phenomena.
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 Statistics as principled argument, Robert P. Abelson
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 Includes bibliographical references (pages 199211) and indexes
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 Abelson's laws  1. Making claims with statistics  2. Elementary arguments and the role of chance  3. Magnitude of effects  4. Styles of rhetoric  5. On suspecting fishiness  6. Articulation of results : ticks and buts  7. Generality of effects  8. Interestingness of argument  9. Credibility of argument
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 FIEb17531664
 Dimensions
 24 cm.
 Extent
 xv, 221 pages
 Isbn
 9780805805284
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 unmediated
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 rdamedia.
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 n
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 (OCoLC)618512548
 Label
 Statistics as principled argument, Robert P. Abelson
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references (pages 199211) and indexes
 Carrier category
 volume
 Carrier category code

 nc
 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier.
 Content category
 text
 Content type code

 txt
 Content type MARC source
 rdacontent.
 Contents
 Abelson's laws  1. Making claims with statistics  2. Elementary arguments and the role of chance  3. Magnitude of effects  4. Styles of rhetoric  5. On suspecting fishiness  6. Articulation of results : ticks and buts  7. Generality of effects  8. Interestingness of argument  9. Credibility of argument
 Control code
 FIEb17531664
 Dimensions
 24 cm.
 Extent
 xv, 221 pages
 Isbn
 9780805805284
 Media category
 unmediated
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia.
 Media type code

 n
 System control number
 (OCoLC)618512548
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