Publisher description for The elements of statistics : with applications to economics and the social sciences / James B. Ramsey ; with labs by H. Joseph Newton, Jane Harvill.


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Designed for readers who want to stress the understanding of basic concepts and the development of "statistical intuition," this book demonstrates that statistical reasoning is everywhere and that statistical concepts are as important to readers' personal lives as they are to their future professional careers. Ramsey aims to develop statistically literacy - from the ability to read and think critically about statistics published in popular media to the ability to analyze and act upon statistics gathered in the business world. The underlying philosophy of this book is that given a reasonable level of depth in the analysis, the reader can later acquire a much more extensive, and even more intensive, exposure to statistics on their own or in the context of the work environment. Some use of calculus is included. Use of the computer is integrated throughout.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Social sciences -- Statistical methods.
Economics -- Statistical methods.
Statistics.