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Statistics as principled argument

Author: Robert P Abelson; John W Tukey
Publisher: Hillsdale, N.J. : L. Erlbaum Associates, 1995.
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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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Statistics
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Abelson, Robert P.
Statistics as principled argument.
Hillsdale, N.J. : L. Erlbaum Associates, 1995
(OCoLC)607836137
Online version:
Abelson, Robert P.
Statistics as principled argument.
Hillsdale, N.J. : L. Erlbaum Associates, 1995
(OCoLC)622328845
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert P Abelson; John W Tukey
ISBN: 0805805273 9780805805277 0805805281 9780805805284 1410601153 9781410601155
OCLC Number: 31011850
Notes: APS Library copy presented by the estate of John W. Tukey, 2002.
Description: xv, 221 pages ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: Robert P. Abelson.
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The focus of the book is that the purpose of statistics is to organize an argument from quantitative evidence, using a form of principled rhetoric. Five criteria: magnitude, articulation, generality,  Read more...

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