ABELSON STATISTICS AS PRINCIPLED ARGUMENT PDF

Abelson delves into the problems of interpreting quantitative data and then presenting them in the context of a coherent story about one’s research. Get this from a library! Statistics As Principled Argument.. [Robert P Abelson] — In this illuminating volume, Robert P. Abelson delves into the too-often dismissed. Read the full-text online edition of Statistics as Principled Argument ().

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Review quote “Everyone doing research or planning to do research should read this book. The Once and Future Worker: Statistice Gurri rated it it was amazing Feb 23, If you do, and you aren’t you will love this book. Excellent book, on how statistics can and should be used to make a convincing argument. By using our website you agree to our use qrgument cookies. Understanding The New Statistics: Leia mais Leia menos.

Statistics As Principled Argument

Particular statistical methods are discussed, with minimum use of formulas and heavy data sets. I thank the writer for sharing his expertise. Similarly, the methodological techniques he talks about are often more applicable to, or widely used in, psychology than other fields. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The last failing of the text, if it can be called that, is that it is very sparse on both graphs and mathematical and theoretical formalism.

Being able to do so not only makes your papers more easy to read, but it even helps you understand the importance of the methods and statistical tools you use to explore your data. Unlike too many books on statistics, this is a remarkably engaging read, filled with fascinating real-life and real-research examples rather than with recipes for analysis.

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Particular statistical methods are discussed, with minimum use of formulas and heavy data sets. Abelson delves into the too-often dismissed problems of principleed quantitative data and then presenting them in the context of a coherent story about one’s research.

Be the first to ask a question about Statistics As Principled Argument. With almost no math or formulas, Abelson does not teach methods, he teaches thinking.

Five criteria, described by the acronym MAGIC magnitude, articulation, generality, interestingness, and credibility are proposed as crucial features of a persuasive, principled argument. Formas de pagamento aceitas: If you’re not interested in psychology, many of the examples will be unappealing, even though Abelson does explain the necessary background and choose things that are relatively lively.

Refreshing after all those dry, equation-based textbooks! Upon completion of the book, it is hard not to like, because it is authoritative and comprehensive enough, and at the same time, approachable, entertaining and even light-hearted.

It will be of true interest and lasting value to beginning graduate students and seasoned researchers alike. Looking for beautiful books? Jan 18, Wilte rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book finally made me understand the core of the statistics, why it appears to be so confusing for people coming from science and how it can be dealt with.

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MAGIC and mathematical formalism. In this illuminating volume, Robert P.

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We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Unlike too many books on statistics, this is a remarkably engaging read, filled with fascinating real-life and real-research examples rather than with recipes for analysis. Abelson really explains why we do statistics the way we do, and how to construct and deconstruct a statistical argument.

Seja o primeiro a avaliar este item. Table of contents Contents: Farester rated it liked it Apr 21, Abelson Princcipled view – There are several statisticz where findings, which at first seemed marginal and which would certainly fail MAGIC standards if the authors were choosing their projects by this system came to re-define fields in unexpected ways.

As a stand-alone text however, this makes the prescription for this book as a standard textbook extremely challenging without a more formal and dense theoretical companion volume for those more mathematically inclined.

Statistics As Principled Argument by Robert P. Abelson

Making Claims With Statistics. Abelson, echoing long held sentiments in the field of null-hypothesis testing, also attacks the largely derided. The focus of the book is that the purpose of statistics is to organize a useful argument from quantitative evidence, using a form of principled rhetoric.

Overall, I would strongly recommend this book to lay person and expert alike. Statistics As Principled Argument. Statistics as Principled Argument Robert P.