9780470890448

Willful Ignorance: The Mismeasure of Uncertainty

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470890448

  • ISBN10:

    0470890444

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/1/2014
  • Publisher: WILEY JOHN & SONS INC
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Summary

This provocative new book posits how the tacit principle of "willful ignorance" has led to a deep divide between qualitative and quantitative modes of research that will increasingly constrain scientific progress unless bridged by a broadened conception of statistical methodology. It presents numerous examples, both hypothetical and real, to illustrate and support the main premise; offers a non-technical, historical survey of core statistical concepts; and speculates about the future evolution of statistics. Clinicians will find this book to be of particular interest, as will others interested in observational statistics.

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