Guessing Probabilities: Enter the Statisticians

  1. Peter Olofsson

Published Online: 14 JUN 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470099797.ch8

Probabilities: The Little Numbers that Rule Our Lives

Probabilities: The Little Numbers that Rule Our Lives

How to Cite

Olofsson, P. (2006) Guessing Probabilities: Enter the Statisticians, in Probabilities: The Little Numbers that Rule Our Lives, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470099797.ch8

Author Information

  1. Department of Mathematics, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JUN 2006
  2. Published Print: 27 OCT 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470040010

Online ISBN: 9780470099797

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Keywords:

  • guess work in probabilities;
  • error margins;
  • predictions;
  • data snooping

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Lies, Damned Lies, and Beautiful Lies?

  • 4 out of 10 Like the President 19 Times out of 20

  • Polls Gone Wild

  • The Lawsuit and the Lurker

  • Football Players and Geyser Eruptions

  • Snooping in the Abbot's Garden

  • Final Word