Book description
A Panorama of Statistics: Perspectives, Puzzles and Paradoxes in Statistics
Eric Sowey, School of Economics, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Peter Petocz, Department of Statistics, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
This book is a stimulating panoramic tour – quite different from a textbook journey – of the world of statistics in both its theory and practice, for teachers, students and practitioners.
At each stop on the tour, the authors investigate unusual and quirky aspects of statistics, highlighting historical, biographical and philosophical dimensions of this field of knowledge. Each chapter opens with perspectives on its theme, often from several points of view. Five original and thoughtprovoking questions follow. These aim at widening readers’ knowledge and deepening their insight. Scattered among the questions are entertaining puzzles to solve and tantalising paradoxes to explain. Readers can compare their own statistical discoveries with the authors’ detailed answers to all the questions.
The writing is lively and inviting, the ideas are rewarding, and the material is extensively crossreferenced.
A Panorama of Statistics:
 Leads readers to discover the fascinations of statistics.
 Is an enjoyable companion to an undergraduate statistics textbook.
 Is an enriching source of knowledge for statistics teachers and practitioners.
 Is unique among statistics books today for its memorable content and engaging style.
Lending itself equally to reading through and to dipping into, A Panorama of Statistics will surprise teachers, students and practitioners by the variety of ways in which statistics can capture and hold their interest.
Table of contents
 Cover
 Title Page
 Preface
 Acknowledgments
 Part I: Introduction
 Part II: Statistical description
 Part III: Preliminaries to inference

Part IV: Statistical inference
 15 The pillars of applied statistics I – estimation
 16 The pillars of applied statistics II – hypothesis testing
 17 ‘Data snooping’ and the significance level in multiple testing
 18 Francis Galton and the birth of regression
 19 Experimental design – piercing the veil of random variation
 20 In praise of Bayes
 Part V: Some statistical byways

Part VI: Answers

26 Answers to the chapter questions
 Answers – Chapter 1
 References
 Answers – Chapter 2
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 Answers – Chapter 3
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 Answers – Chapter 4
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 Answers – Chapter 5
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 Answers – Chapter 6
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 Answers – Chapter 7
 Answers – Chapter 8
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 Answers – Chapter 9
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 Answers – Chapter 10
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 Answers – Chapter 11
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 Answers – Chapter 12
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 Answers – Chapter 13
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 Answers – Chapter 14
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 Answers – Chapter 15
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 Answers – Chapter 16
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 Answers – Chapter 17
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 Answers – Chapter 18
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 Answers – Chapter 19
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 Answers – Chapter 20
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 Answers – Chapter 21
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 Answers – Chapter 22
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 Answers – Chapter 23
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 Answers – Chapter 24
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 Answers – Chapter 25
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26 Answers to the chapter questions
 Index
 End User License Agreement
Product information
 Title: A Panorama of Statistics
 Author(s):
 Release date: January 2017
 Publisher(s): Wiley
 ISBN: 9781119075820
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