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The Resource Willful ignorance : the mismeasure of uncertainty, Herbert I. Weisberg, Correlation Research, Inc., Needham, MA

Willful ignorance : the mismeasure of uncertainty, Herbert I. Weisberg, Correlation Research, Inc., Needham, MA

Label
Willful ignorance : the mismeasure of uncertainty
Title
Willful ignorance
Title remainder
the mismeasure of uncertainty
Statement of responsibility
Herbert I. Weisberg, Correlation Research, Inc., Needham, MA
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "An original account of willful ignorance and how this principle relates to modern probability and statistical methods Through a series of colorful stories about great thinkers and the problems they chose to solve, the author traces the historical evolution of probability and explains how statistical methods have helped to propel scientific research. However, the past success of statistics has depended on vast, deliberate simplifications amounting to willful ignorance, and this very success now threatens future advances in medicine, the social sciences, and other fields. Limitations of existing methods result in frequent reversals of scientific findings and recommendations, to the consternation of both scientists and the lay public.Willful Ignorance: The Mismeasure of Uncertainty exposes the fallacy of regarding probability as the full measure of our uncertainty. The book explains how statistical methodology, though enormously productive and influential over the past century, is approaching a crisis. The deep and troubling divide between qualitative and quantitative modes of research, and between research and practice, are reflections of this underlying problem. The author outlines a path toward the re-engineering of data analysis to help close these gaps and accelerate scientific discovery. Willful Ignorance: The Mismeasure of Uncertainty presents essential information and novel ideas that should be of interest to anyone concerned about the future of scientific research. The book is especially pertinent for professionals in statistics and related fields, including practicing and research clinicians, biomedical and social science researchers, business leaders, and policy-makers"--
  • "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"--
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1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weisberg, Herbert I.
Index
index present
LC call number
Q180.55.S7
LC item number
W45 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Research
  • Probabilities
  • Research
  • MATHEMATICS / Probability & Statistics / General
  • MATHEMATICS / General
  • MEDICAL / Public Health
  • Probabilities
  • Research
  • Research
Label
Willful ignorance : the mismeasure of uncertainty, Herbert I. Weisberg, Correlation Research, Inc., Needham, MA
Instantiates
Publication
Note
The Opposite of Certainty -- A Quiet Revolution -- A Matter of Chance -- Hardly Touched Upon -- A Mathematician of Basel -- A Defect of Character -- Classical Probability -- Babel -- Probability and Reality -- The Decision Factory -- The Lottery in Science -- Trust, but Verify
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
778417695
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 434 pages
Isbn
9780470890448
Lccn
2014007297
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40023955428
System control number
(OCoLC)778417695
Label
Willful ignorance : the mismeasure of uncertainty, Herbert I. Weisberg, Correlation Research, Inc., Needham, MA
Publication
Note
The Opposite of Certainty -- A Quiet Revolution -- A Matter of Chance -- Hardly Touched Upon -- A Mathematician of Basel -- A Defect of Character -- Classical Probability -- Babel -- Probability and Reality -- The Decision Factory -- The Lottery in Science -- Trust, but Verify
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
778417695
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 434 pages
Isbn
9780470890448
Lccn
2014007297
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40023955428
System control number
(OCoLC)778417695

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