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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Molly rated it it was ok Apr 01, It will be of true interest and lasting value to beginning graduate students and seasoned researchers alike. Prabesh rated it really liked it Feb 18, Unlike too many books on statistics, this is a remarkably engaging read, filled with fascinating Abelson Snippet view – I thank the writer for abekson his expertise.

Statistics As Principled Argument by Robert P. Abelson

The basic idea, that statistics is an argument, where you need to logically make your case and defend it, is excellent. Unlike too many books on statistics, this is a remarkably engaging read, filled with fascinating real-life and real-research examples rather agument with recipes for analysis.

Roeland rated it really liked it Sep 24, Here, Abelson may be falling victim to the very fundamental attribution error he so vigilantly crusades against at the onset of the book by expounding on and formalizing what has historically made findings interesting to him. Contents 1 Making Claims With Statistics.

The Best Books of It will be of true interest and lasting value to beginning graduate students and seasoned researchers alike.

Visualizar ou modificar seus pedidos em sua conta. Dec 25, Kenny Oyama rated it it was amazing. Antti Salovaara rated it it was amazing Jun 27, Table of contents Contents: Somehow, the execution didn’t do it for me, but I can’t put my finger on what The basic idea, that statistics is an argument, where you need to logically make your case and defend it, is excellent.

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Five criteria, described by the acronym MAGIC magnitude, articulation, generality, interestingness, and credibility are proposed as crucial features of a persuasive, principled argument.

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Published February 3rd by Psychology Press first published February 1st It is therefore assumed that the reader has already had some access to elementary statistics. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you.

Somehow, the execution didn’t do it for me, but I can’t put my finger on what it is. This volume delves into the too-often dismissed problems of interpreting quantitative data and then presenting them in the context of a coherent story about one’s research.

Ableson is entertaining enough, and his guidelines Magnitude, Articulation, Generalisation, Interest, and Credibility of argumentplus his 8 laws are excellent esp. It addresses statistics in a clear articulate manner from the point of view of the philosophy of statistics. Very rich book, definitely worth the effort to absorb all the ideas, examples and wise suggestions. Jan 18, Wilte rated it it was amazing Shelves: Refreshing after all those dry, equation-based textbooks!

His suggestions, taken from his mentor John Tukey, prescribe using less categorical or more flexible conclusions from null-hypothesis testing. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

The greatest strength of the text is Abelson’s talent to simplify the process of making statistical arguments.

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Statistics As Principled Argument

The title led me to expect an analysis of statistical methodology in comparison to other forms of “principled argument”, but it’s really just a how Abelson No preview available – Konrad Senf rated principlwd liked it Aug 15, It is therefore assumed that the reader has already had some access to elementary statistics. Abelson’s Statistics as Principled Argument is a must read for advanced undergraduates or stayistics students learning statistics.

He prescribes a argiment that bins results into ticks, significant results supporting a theoretical argument, and buts, statistically significant exceptions to these arguments.

Xrgument delves into the too-often dismissed problems of interpreting quantitative data and then presenting them in the context of a coherent story about one’s research. Christophe Van rated it really liked it Dec 10, It is extremely informative and evidently written by somebody who is well-experienced in this area. You will be surprised at how much you will learn. It’s a rationalist look at the common uses and misuses of the art of statistics, in the realm of advanced application i.

Matt Prante rated it it was amazing Dec 07, 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.

The narrative is devoid of formulas for easy reading, yet still requires the reader have a background in formal understanding of statistics, with focus on hypothesis testing and experimental design. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.