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Errors, blunders, and lies

David Salsburg

Errors, blunders, and lies

how to tell the difference

by David Salsburg

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  • 22 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Statistical methods,
  • Science,
  • Methodology,
  • Scientific Errors,
  • Missing observations (Statistics)

  • About the Edition

    We live in a world that is not quite "right". The central tenet of statistical inquiry is that Observation = Truth + Error because even the most careful of scientific investigations have always been bedevilled by uncertainty. Our attempts to measure things are plagued with small errors. Our attempts to understand our world are blocked by blunders. And, unfortunately, in some cases, people have been known to lie. In this follow-up to his acclaimed best-seller, The Lady Tasting Tea, David Salsburg opens a door to the widespread use of statistical methods by looking at historical examples of errors, blunders and lies from areas as diverse as archaeology, law, economics, medicine, psychology, sociology, Biblical studies, history, and war-time espionage. In doing so, he shows how, upon closer statistical investigation, errors and blunders often lead to useful information. And how statistical methods have been used to uncover falsified data. Beginning with Edmund Halley"s examination of the Transit of Venus and ending with discussions of how many tanks Rommel had during the Second World War and whether modern African censuses contain falsified data, the author invites the reader to come along on this easily-accessible and fascinating journey of how to identify the nature of errors, minimize the effects of blunders, and figure out who the liars are.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementDavid S. Salsburg
    SeriesASA-CRC series on statistical reasoning in science and society
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQ172.5.E77 S38 2017
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 154 pages
    Number of Pages154
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26924940M
    ISBN 101498795781, 1138726982
    ISBN 109781498795784, 9781138726987
    LC Control Number2016050456
    OCLC/WorldCa952388386

    The Greatest Myths, Lies and Blunders on Maps (Historical Map and Mythology Book, Geography Book of Ancient and Antique Maps) By Edward Brooke-Hitching. Chronicle Books, , pp. Publication Date: April 3, Other Editions of . Errors, Blunders, and Lies: How to Tell the Difference, by David S. Salsburg, is out now, published jointly by Chapman and Hall/CRC and the American Statistical Association (ASA). It is the first book in the ASA‐CRC Series on Statistical Reasoning in Science and SocietyAuthor: David Salsburg.

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    Of course there are errors and mistakes in the Bible; the only people who deny the presence of errors and mistakes are those with a strong ideological commitment to a belief that the Bible is somehow infallible, inerrant, or can find errors and mistakes everywhere we look in the Bible because it's a collection of texts written centuries and millennia ago. APA Citation (style guide). Brooke-Hitching, E. (). The phantom atlas: the greatest myths, lies and blunders on maps. San Francisco: Chronicle Books. Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide). Brooke-Hitching, Edward.


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The author clearly /5(12). This book is an easy-to-read collection of statistical stories, with the theme "Errors, Blunders, and Lies". By errors, Salsburg means that our statistical models aren't always right, so we always write them in the form (Observation = Truth + Error)/5(2).

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"Salsburg's book, Errors, Blunders and Lies: How to Tell the Difference, is a timely examination of how statistics and statistical modeling has assisted humankind in better understanding the world about us, whether the context is in, for example, the physical sciences, medicine and health, politics, or environmental science.

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In many cases, the statements should be considered criminal. In this pleasant and relatively short book, Errors, Blunders, and Lies: How to Tell the Difference, the author David Salsburg demonstrates the use of n for those with a high school algebra background, it would, in fact, be comprehensible for most people without even that level of mathematics.

But blunders and lies cannot be tolerated. The section on errors concludes with my favorite chapter: “Regression and Big Data”. There Salsburg endorses my favorite way to avoid over-fitting of happenstance results—hold back at random 10 percent of the data and see how well these outcomes are predicted by the 90 percent you regress.**.

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