(PRWEB) October 07, 2011
Authors William A. Luker, Sr. and Bill Luker, Jr. offer an easy-to-grasp discussion on the importance and techniques of using statistics in their book Signal from Noise, Information from Data. It focuses on making decisions using the science and tools of statistics. Very accessible, useful, and easy-to-understand, this statistics book is a great tool for managers and individuals involved in decision making.
Statistics mean numbers, and numbers lead inevitably to some rigorous, systematic thinking, and decisions based on that thinking. This fact itself leads some people to question their mathematical skills and to concede that they are simply not capable enough. Signal from Noise, Information from Data attempts to put an end to this way of thinking by conveying how, with basic knowledge, anyone can use statistics in a breeze. It emphasizes that expressing sentiments and ideas can be made even more reasonable when backed with statistically valid information.
“In any event, we promise you will come away from this book with a newfound respect for your ability to make and comprehend decisions based on statistics. You will waltz to the music of numbers along with the best of them,” declare the authors.
Designed for the “quant jock” in all every individual, Signal from Noise, Information from Data helps readers in using the science and tools of statistics in everyday decision-making.
About the Authors
For more than three decades, Bill Luker, Jr. is, has been, and may be again, a writer, left-wing agitator, statistician, artist, political theorist, ‘xine publisher, management consultant, humorist, musician, and independent professional economist. Beginning in 1975 as an organizer for the Eastern Farm Workers Association on Long Island and United Farm Workers in California and Texas, he has since accumulated academic degrees, including the terminal one; authored forty or so scholarly and policy-oriented articles and reports; and developed an ever-broader and more active curiosity about things statistical-economic, and things not. His deep passion for social change, acquired early in life, continues to resonate through his plans for future publications and future careers. Simultaneously, he reflects upon a diverse and successful run, so far, of high profile academic, research, business, and teaching posts. He enjoys running, the R.O.M., piano, rock ‘n roll, yoga, wilderness backpacking, model rocketry, and recreational writing. He has a son, Jacob, 17.
William A. Luker, Sr. is an emeritus professor of economics and academic dean, now working as owner and principal of StatSys, a statistical consulting firm.
Signal from Noise, Information from Data * by William A. Luker Sr. and Bill Luker Jr.
Publication Date: June 15, 2011
Trade Paperback; $23.99; 499 pages; 978-1-4535-1910-3
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