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Critical Statistics: Seeing Beyond the Headlines

de Vries, Robert (2018) Critical Statistics: Seeing Beyond the Headlines. Red Globe Press, London, UK, 250 pp. ISBN 978-1-137-60979-3. E-ISBN 978-1-137-60981-6. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This accessible and entertaining new textbook provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to understand the barrage of numbers encountered in their everyday lives and studies. Almost all the statistics in the news, on social media or in scientific reports are based on just a few core concepts, including measurement (ensuring we count the right thing), causation (determining whether one thing causes another) and sampling (using just a few people to understand a whole population). By explaining these concepts in plain language, without complex mathematics, this book prepares students to meet the statistical world head on and to begin their own quantitative research projects. Ideal for students facing statistical research for the first time, or for anyone interested in understanding more about the numbers in the news, this textbook helps students to see beyond the headlines and behind the numbers.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled keywords: introduction to statistics, quantitative methods, media
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Robert de Vries
Date Deposited: 30 May 2019 15:49 UTC
Last Modified: 31 May 2019 12:55 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/74192 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
de Vries, Robert: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6776-836X
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