Use and Abuse of Statistics

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page 3
  • Contents 5
  • Preface 7
  • 1 - The Age of Statistics 9
  • 2 - Scope 16
  • 3 - Seeing Things 25
  • 4 - Reality 40
  • 5 - The Overworked Average 51
  • 6 - The Persuasive Percentage 69
  • 7 - Sense of Proportion 84
  • 8 - What's in a Name? 97
  • 9 - General and Approximate 109
  • 10 - Cause and Effect 118
  • 11 - Artful Advertising 132
  • 12 - Is There an Index? 147
  • 13 - Time Series and Arithmancy 165
  • 14 - Probability 182
  • 15 - Normal and Other Distributions 201
  • 16 - Sampling 219
  • 17 - Populations and Samples 232
  • 18 - Popping the Question 248
  • 19 - A Matter of Opinion 263
  • 20 - Under Control 276
  • 21 - Linear Programming and Games 290
  • Appendix I - Coefficient of Correlation 305
  • Appendix II - The Standard Deviation 307
  • Appendix III - Least Squares Method of Fitting A Trend Line to a Distribution 309
  • Appendix IV - Geometric Indices and the Time Reversal Test 312
  • Appendix V - Factorial Designs 314
  • Appendix VI - Latin Squares 315
  • Appendix VII - The Standard Error of the Difference 317
  • Appendix VIII - Analysis of Variance 320
  • Appendix IX - Chi-Square U+(x2u+) Test 325
  • Glossary of Terms Used 328
  • Index 333
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