Item description for Statistics and Truth: Putting Chance to Work by C. Radhakrishna Rao...
This book deals with the philosophical and methodological aspects of information technology and the collection and analysis of data to provide insight into a problem, whether it is scientific research, policy making by government or decision making in our daily lives. The author seeks to dispels the doubts that chance is an expression of our ignorance which makes accurate prediction impossible and illustrates how our thinking has changed with quantification of uncertainty by showing that chance is no longer the obstructor but a way of expressing our knowledge. Indeed, chance can create and help in the investigation of truth. This theory is eloquently demonstrated with numerous examples of applications that statistics is the science, technology and art of extracting information from data and is based on a study of the laws of chance. It shows how statistical ideas played a vital role in scientific and other investigations even before statistics was recognized as a separate discipline, and how statistics is now evolving as a versatile, powerful and inevitable tool in diverse fields of human endeavour such as literature, legal matters, industry, archaeology and medicine. The use of statistics to the layman in improving the quality of life through wise decision-making is emphasized.
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Studio: World Scientific Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.86" Width: 6.28" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.89 lbs.
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN 9810231113 ISBN13 9789810231118
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More About C. Radhakrishna Rao
C. RADHAKRISHNA RAO is a former director at the Indian Statistical Institute and a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Statistics at Pennsylvania State University. For his academic achievements, Dr. Rao has received numerous awards. A past president of the International Statistical Institute and other leading statistical organizations, Dr. Rao has been made a Fellow of the Royal Society (U.K. Academy of Sciences), a Member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Indian National Science Academy, and the Third World Academy of Sciences, and a Foreign Member of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences.
C. Radhakrishna Rao currently resides in the state of Pennsylvania. C. Radhakrishna Rao was born in 1920.