Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy
Weapons of Math Destruction
How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy
Hardcover      ISBN: 0553418815
A former Wall Street quantitative analyst sounds an alarm on mathematical modeling, a pervasive new force in society that threatens to undermine democracy and widen inequality.
Schaum's Outlines Statistics
Schaum's Outlines Statistics
Paperback      ISBN: 0071822526
Tough Test Questions? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time? Fortunately, there's Schaum's. This all-in-one-package includes more than 500 fully solved problems, examples, and practice exercises to sharpen your problem-solving skills. Plus, you will have access to 25 detailed videos featuring math instructors who explain how to solve the most commonly tested problems--it's just like having your own virtual tutor! You'll find everything you need to build confidence, skills, and knowledge for the highest score possible. More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum'sto help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum's is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. Helpful tables and illustrations increase your understanding of the subject at hand. This Schaum's Outline gives you - 508 fully solved problems - Information on frequency distribution, elementaryprobability theory, elementary sampling theory,statistical decision theory, and analysis of variance - Concise explanation of all course concepts Fully compatible with your classroom text, Schaum's highlights all the important facts you need to know. Use Schaum’s to shorten your study time--and get your best test scores! Schaum's Outlines--Problem Solved.
A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age
A Field Guide to Lies
Critical Thinking in the Information Age
Hardcover      ISBN: 0525955224
An esteemed psychology professor outlines recommendations for critical thinking practices that meet the challenges of the digital era's misinformation, demonstrating the role of science in information literacy while explaining the importance of skeptical reasoning in making decisions based on online information.
How to Lie With Statistics
How to Lie With Statistics
Paperback      ISBN: 0393310728
Darrell Huff runs the gamut of every popularly used type of statistic, probes such things as the sample study, the tabulation method, the interview technique, or the way results are derived from the figures, and points up the countless number of dodges which are used to fool rather than to inform.
The Numbers Game: The Commonsense Guide to Understanding Numbers in the News, in Politics, and In Life
The Numbers Game
The Commonsense Guide to Understanding Numbers in the News, in Politics, and In Life
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1592404855
The Strunk and White of statistics team up to help the average person navigate the numbers in the news Drawing on their hugely popular BBC Radio 4 show More or Less, journalist Michael Blastland and internationally known economist Andrew Dilnot delight, amuse, and convert American mathphobes by showing how our everyday experiences make sense of numbers. The radical premise of The Numbers Game is to show how much we already know and give practical ways to use our knowledge to become cannier consumers of the media. If you've ever wondered what "average" really means, whether the scare stories about cancer risk should convince you to change your behavior, or whether a story you read in the paper is biased (and how), you need this book. Blastland and Dilnot show how to survive and thrive on the torrent of numbers that pours through everyday life.
1,001 Statistics Practice Problems for Dummies
1,001 Statistics Practice Problems for Dummies
Paperback      ISBN: 1118776046
1,001 practice opportunities to score higher in statistics 1,001 Statistics Practice Problems For Dummies takes you beyond the instruction and guidance offered in Statistics For Dummies to give you a more hands-on understanding of statistics. The practice problems offered range in difficulty, including detailed explanations and walk-throughs. In this series, every step of every solution is shown with explanations and detailed narratives to help you solve each problem. With the book purchase, you’ll also get access to practice statistics problems online. This content features 1,001 practice problems presented in multiple choice format; on-the-go access from smart phones, computers, and tablets; customizable practice sets for self-directed study; practice problems categorized as easy, medium, or hard; and a one-year subscription with book purchase. - Offers on-the-go access to practice statistics problems - Gives you friendly, hands-on instruction - 1,001 statistics practice problems that range in difficulty 1,001 Statistics Practice Problems For Dummies provides ample practice opportunities for students who may have taken statistics in high school and want to review the most important concepts as they gear up for a faster-paced college class.
100 Questions and Answers About Statistics
100 Questions and Answers About Statistics
Paperback      ISBN: 1452283389
Salkind summarizes the most important questions about basic statistics as a refresher for people who have studied statistics, an introduction for those who have not, a resource for those who will never take a statistics course, and a aid for those preparing for an examination. The 100 questions are grouped into sections containing: why statistics; measures of central tendency; measures of variability; illustrating data; relationships; measurement and its importance; the role of hypotheses in statistics; the normal curve and probability; the concept of significance; differences between groups; relationships between variables; and other statistical procedures. Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (
Baseball Between the Numbers: Why Everything You Know About the Game Is Wrong
Baseball Between the Numbers
Why Everything You Know About the Game Is Wrong
Paperback      ISBN: 0465005470
Reveals how practitioners of the new, revolutionary statistical analysis in baseball think about numbers and the game, covering hitting, pitching, fielding, roster construction, scouting, and drafting.
Basketball On Paper: Rules And Tools For Performance Analysis
Basketball On Paper
Rules And Tools For Performance Analysis
Paperback      ISBN: 1574886886
Journey "inside the numbers" for an exceptional set of statistical tools and rules that can help explain the winning, or losing, ways of a basketball team.Basketball on Paper doesn’t diagram plays or explain how players get in shape, but instead demonstrates how to interpret player and team performance. Dean Oliver highlights general strategies for teams when they’re winning or losing and what aspects should be the focus in either situation. He describes and quantifies the jobs of team leaders and role players, then discusses the interactions between players and how to achieve the best fit. Oliver conceptualizes the meaning of teamwork and how to quantify the value of different types of players working together. He examines historically successful NBA teams and identifies what made them so successful: individual talent, a system of putting players together, or good coaching. Oliver then uses these statistical tools and case studies to evaluate the best players in history, such as Magic Johnson, Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, and Charles Barkley and how they contributed to their teams’ success. He does the same for some of the NBA’s "oddball" players-Manute Bol, Muggsy Bogues, and Dennis Rodman and for the WNBA’s top players. Basketball on Paper is unique in its incorporation of business and analytical concepts within the context of basketball to measure the value of players in a cooperative setting. Whether you’re looking for strategies or new ideas to throw out while watching the ballgame at a sports bar, Dean Oliver’sBasketball on Paper will give you amazing new insights into teamwork, coaching, and success.
Black Stats: African Americans by the Numbers in the Twenty-First Century
Black Stats
African Americans by the Numbers in the Twenty-First Century
Paperback      ISBN: 1595589198
"Black Stats-a comprehensive guide filled with contemporary facts and figures on African Americans-is an essential reference for anyone attempting to fathom the complex state of our nation. With fascinating and often surprising information on everything from incarceration rates, lending practices, and the arts to marriage, voting habits, and green jobs, the contextualized material in this book will better attune readers to telling trends while challenging commonly held, yet often misguided, perceptions.A compilation that at once highlights measures of incredible progress and enumerates the disparate impacts of social policies and practices, this book is a critical tool for advocates, educators, and policy makers. Black Stats offers indispensable information that is sure to enlighten discussions and provoke debates about the quality of Black life in the United States today-and help chart the path to a better future. There are less than a quarter-million Black public school teachers in the U.S.--representing just 7 percent of all teachers in public schools. Approximately half of the Black population in the United States lives in neighborhoods that have no White residents. In the five years before the Great Recession, the number of Black-owned businessesin the United States increased by 61 percent. A 2010 study found that 41 percent of Black youth feel that rap music videos should be more political. There are no Black owners or presidents of an NFL franchise team. 78 percent of Black Americans live within 30 miles of a coal-fired power plant, compared with 56 percent of White Americans. "--