Sense and Nonsense of Statistical Inference: Controversy: Misuse, and Subtlety

by Wang, Chamont
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ISBN: 9780824787981
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This volume focuses on the abuse of statistical inference in scientific and statistical literature, as well as in a variety of other sources, presenting examples of misused statistics to show that many scientists and statisticians are unaware of, or unwilling to challenge the chaotic state of statistical practices.;The book: provides examples of ubiquitous statistical tests taken from the biomedical and behavioural sciences, economics and the statistical literature; discusses conflicting views of randomization, emphasizing certain aspects of induction and epistemology; reveals fallacious practices in statistical causal inference, stressing the misuse of regression models and time-series analysis as instant formulas to draw causal relationships; treats constructive uses of statistics, such as a modern version of Fisher's puzzle, Bayesian analysis, Shewhart control chart, descriptive statistics, chi-square test, nonlinear modeling, spectral estimation and Markov processes in quality control.
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Author: Wang, Chamont
  • ISBN: 9780824787981
  • Condition: Used
  • Dimensions: 9.06 x 0.90
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • Publication Year: 1992

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