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Population misconceptions.

Population misconceptions.

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Published by Population Concern in (London) .
Written in English


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Brief and inexpensive, this engaging book helps readers identify and then discard 52 misconceptions about data and statistical summaries. The focus is on major concepts contained in typical undergraduate and graduate courses in statistics, research methods, or quantitative analysis. Fun interactive Internet exercises that further promote undoing the misconceptions Reviews: 1. That all statisticians do is just look at huge spreadsheets full of numbers This is just plain wrong. You're thinking about accountants, or investment bankers. Statisticians tend to care a lot more about aggregations of the data (the statistics).

  As part of his new book, "Cherokee Medicine, Colonial Germs: An Indigenous Nation's Fight against Smallpox, ," Kelton disputes the idea that infectious diseases themselves gave Europeans. Correcting students’ misconceptions about probability has been broadly acknowledged as an important instructional goal for stochastic instruction. Shaughnessy, an influential scholar in the most likely represented a sampling distribution from a population, given a specified sample size.

The Population Research Institute is (c)(3) • Made with in the Shenandoah Valley • Site development by Wineskin Websites. All of our PRI articles, unless otherwise noted, are released under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivatives license. Population genetics is the study of genetic variation within populations, and involves the examination and modelling of changes in the frequencies of genes and alleles in populations over space and time. Many of the genes found within a population will be polymorphic - that is, they will occur in a number of different forms (or alleles).


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