The Architecture of Chance

The Architecture of Chance : Introduction to the Logic and Arithmetic of Probability

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Undergraduate textbooks for statistics courses in the behavioural, biological and social sciences must devote so much space to the nuts-and-bolts details of statistical methods that they have little left over for the larger conceptual framework of probability theory. This brief book attempts to fill that gap with an in-depth explanation of probability, laid out in a step-by-step fashion.
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  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 166.9 x 231.9 x 28.2mm | 716.68g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195056078
  • 9780195056075

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"Common sense reduced to calculation"; The logic and arithmetic of compound probabilities; Probability pathways and a first glance at the logic of probability assessment; Binomial probabilities and the concept of sampling distributions; The normal distribution - remarkable crossroad of fact and theory; Some complex probability assessments based on the normal distribution; A brief climb to one of the next higher levels: Student's t-distributions and the logic of estimation; Appendix A: Table of the unit normal distribution; Appendix B: Table of critical values of student's t-distributions.
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