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The Resource A field guide to lies and statistics : a neuroscientist on how to make sense of a complex world, Daniel Levitin

A field guide to lies and statistics : a neuroscientist on how to make sense of a complex world, Daniel Levitin

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A field guide to lies and statistics : a neuroscientist on how to make sense of a complex world
Title
A field guide to lies and statistics
Title remainder
a neuroscientist on how to make sense of a complex world
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Levitin
Title variation
Critical thinking in the information age
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
We are bombarded with more information each day than our brains can process, especially in election season. It's raining bad data, half-truths, and even outright lies. Daniel J. Levitin shows how to recognize misleading announcements, statistics, graphs, and written reports revealing the ways lying weasels can use them. This book outlines recommendations for critical thinking practices that meet the challenges of the digital age's misinformation, demonstrating the role of science in information literacy while explaining the importance of sceptical reasoning in making decisions based on online information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Levitin, Daniel J
Dewey number
153.42
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Critical thinking
  • Fallacies (Logic)
  • Reasoning
Target audience
adult
Label
A field guide to lies and statistics : a neuroscientist on how to make sense of a complex world, Daniel Levitin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
GEN.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-282) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: pt. ONE EVALUATING NUMBERS -- Plausibility -- Fun with Averages -- Axis Shenanigans -- Hijinks with How Numbers Are Reported -- How Numbers Are Collected -- Probabilities -- pt. TWO EVALUATING WORDS -- How Do We Know? -- Identifying Expertise -- Overlooked, Undervalued Alternative Explanations -- Counterknowledge -- pt. THREE EVALUATING THE WORLD -- How Science Works -- Logical Fallacies -- Knowing What You Don't Know -- Bayesian Thinking in Science and in Court -- Four Case Studies -- Conclusion: Discovering Your Own
Control code
000057246350
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 292 pages
Isbn
9780241240007
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016007356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
(YBP)12800070
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)958941480
Label
A field guide to lies and statistics : a neuroscientist on how to make sense of a complex world, Daniel Levitin
Publication
Copyright
Note
GEN.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-282) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: pt. ONE EVALUATING NUMBERS -- Plausibility -- Fun with Averages -- Axis Shenanigans -- Hijinks with How Numbers Are Reported -- How Numbers Are Collected -- Probabilities -- pt. TWO EVALUATING WORDS -- How Do We Know? -- Identifying Expertise -- Overlooked, Undervalued Alternative Explanations -- Counterknowledge -- pt. THREE EVALUATING THE WORLD -- How Science Works -- Logical Fallacies -- Knowing What You Don't Know -- Bayesian Thinking in Science and in Court -- Four Case Studies -- Conclusion: Discovering Your Own
Control code
000057246350
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 292 pages
Isbn
9780241240007
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016007356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
(YBP)12800070
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)958941480

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