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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Statistics As Principled Argument : Robert P. Abelson :

If you are insane, look at that behind you!!! I thank the writer for sharing his expertise. Numbers are nice, but they are truly meaningful when a context is explained, and this book has achieved the lot as concerns for statistics.

Was strongly recommended by a friend: A must read book for anyone who does or reads research in the social sciences, psychology, education, or similar fields. Adam Gurri rated it it was amazing Feb 23, If you do, and you aren’t you will love this book.

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. 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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Many examples are included statisgics explain the connection of statistics to substantive claims about real phenomena. Antti Salovaara rated it it was amazing Jun 27, Statistics as Principled Argument.

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It proves that statistical issues can be addressed in an articulate, interesting, entertaining and persuasive way. Dec 25, Kenny Oyama rated statisfics it was amazing.

This is a great second book for anyone studying statistics. Very few books succeed in conveying a sense of fun and excitement about the topic of statistics, and fewer succeed in in planting conviction for the importance of principled argument and critical thinking, but hats off to Ableson for succeeding with both at the same time.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The Once and Future Worker: Wbelson basic idea, that statistics is an argument, where you need to logically make your case and defend it, is excellent.

Be the first to ask a question about Statistics As Principled Argument. The ideas throughout the book revolve around elementary probability theory, t tests, and simple issues of research design. Excellent book, on how statistics can and should be used to make a convincing argument.

Statistics As Principled Argument

Psychology Press- Mathematics – pages. Timo Klingler rated it it was amazing Jul 24, 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. Two major drawbacks hold it back from that ranking.

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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.

Christophe Van rated it really liked it Dec 10, Jason George rated it it was amazing Dec 25, Abelson Snippet view – Books by Robert P. 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. Molly rated it it was ok Apr 01, Michael Costigan rated it it was amazing Mar 22, Statistics as principled argument Robert P. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

In this illuminating volume, Robert P. Konrad Senf rated it liked it Aug 15, Description In this illuminating volume, Robert P.