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Statistics as principled argument, Robert P. Abelson

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Statistics as principled argument
Title
Statistics as principled argument
Statement of responsibility
Robert P. Abelson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The author delves into the too-often-dismissed 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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Abelson, Robert P
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Punched card systems
  • Information storage and retrieval systems
  • Electronic data processing
  • Statistics
Label
Statistics as principled argument, Robert P. Abelson
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-211) 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
Label
Statistics as principled argument, Robert P. Abelson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-211) 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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