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Description In this illuminating volume, Robert P. Adam Gurri rated it it was amazing Feb 23, MAGIC and mathematical formalism. Christophe Van rated it really liked it Dec 10, In this illuminating volume, Robert P. Be the first to ask a question about Statistics As Principled Argument.

Abelson Psychology Press- Mathematics – pages 2 Reviews agrument With almost no math or formulas, Abelson does not teach methods, he teaches thinking. The last failing of the text, if it can be called that, is that it is very sparse on both graphs and mathematical and theoretical formalism.

Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? Jul 08, Michael rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million dtatistics. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Back cover copy This volume delves into the too-often dismissed problems of interpreting quantitative data and then presenting them in the context of a coherent story about one’s research.

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In this illuminating volume, Robert P. The book does not explain different statistical techniques, but does gives very practical advice on how to use the outcomes and what possibilities are to generate convincing underpinning of the argument.

Statistics As Principled Argument

Antti Salovaara rated it it was amazing Jun wrgument, Roberto Holguin rated it it was amazing Jun 07, In this illuminating volume, Robert P. The focus of the book is that the purpose of statistics is to organize a useful argument from quantitative evidence, using a form of principled rhetoric.

Very rich book, definitely worth the effort to absorb all the ideas, examples and wise suggestions.

Published February 3rd by Psychology Press first published February 1st Petemiksza rated it it was amazing May 07, It is therefore assumed that the reader has already had some access to elementary statistics. Many examples are included to explain the connection of statistics to substantive claims about real phenomena.

As the ecosystem of scientific findings expands exponentially, increasingly, this complexity will likely defy the author’s intuitions about what makes a finding “MAGICal”.

Null ztatistics testing, in his words, are an extremely ritualized exercise of “playing the devil’s advocate” against our intuitions, against the fundamental attribution error. Statistics as principled argument Robert P. Overall, I would strongly recommend this book to lay person and expert alike. Looking for statistifs books? This book articulates critical use of statistics.

It is statiztics what version of the universe requires that we systematize principles of “interestingness” precisely because such judgments are often made post-hoc. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Ableson is entertaining enough, and his guidelines Magnitude, Articulation, Generalisation, Interest, and Credibility of argumentplus his 8 laws are excellent esp. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x Mike Finn rated it it was amazing May 24, Table of contents Contents: Refreshing after all those dry, equation-based textbooks!

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Abelson has a very lucid writing style which makes the book a very quick read. Formas de pagamento aceitas: Just a moment staistics we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Such systems, by design, exclude the sorts of intellectual peregrinations that are yielding increasing and unexpected rewards in an era of high-throughput science. There are several cases where findings, which at first seemed marginal and which would certainly fail Prinvipled standards if the authors were choosing their projects by this system came to re-define fields in unexpected ways.

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Abelson delves into the too-often dismissed problems of interpreting quantitative data and then presenting them in the context of a coherent story about one’s research. Michael Costigan rated it it was amazing Mar 22, It will be of true interest and lasting value to beginning graduate students and seasoned researchers alike.

He uses this system to paint a thought-provoking picture of how fields are advance knowledge systematically.

Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Abelson, echoing long held sentiments in the field of null-hypothesis testing, also attacks the largely derided. Molly rated it it was ok Apr 01,