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Title:
The Cambridge dictionary of statistics
Author:
Everitt, Brian.
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Publication Information:
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Physical Description:
viii, 360 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780521593465
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

If you use statistics and need a useful, up-to-date and reliable sourcebook that provides simple definitions and explanations of statistical concepts, then you will need this dictionary. Some 3000 terms are defined in all areas of statistics, including medical, survey, theoretical, applied etc. In addition short biographies are given of over 100 important statisticians. The majority of definitions include a reference to a book or article where the reader can seek an extended account of a term if required. Many of the definitions are accompanied by graphical material to aid understanding. The book is a 50% expansion of Everitt's successful earlier title, aimed specifically at medical statisticians.


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Since many libraries own other dictionaries of statistical terms (the standard being F.H.C. Marriott's A Dictionary of Statistical Terms, 5th ed., 1990), any new title requires careful review. Everitt's dictionary contains fewer terms (3,000 versus 3,400) but in all other respects matches up favorably with Marriott's. Everitt's format is much less crowded, has more and better illustrations, and the definitions are less formal and easier to read and understand. He also includes brief biographies of about 100 famous statisticians. However, the most valuable added feature is the inclusion of bibliographies and examples with nearly all the definitions. Highly recommended for most libraries. J. O. Christensen; Brigham Young University


Table of Contents

Preface
Notes on use
Acknowledgements
Sources
The dictionary