Diigo Bookmarks: Week Ending June 4, 2016
The National Academies Press
“The National Academies Press (NAP) was created by the National Academy of Sciences to publish the reports of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, operating under a charter granted by the Congress of the United States. The NAP publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and medicine, providing authoritative information on important matters in science and health policy. The institutions served by the NAP are unique in their ability to attract leading experts in many fields to join panels and committees charged with providing policy advice on some of the nation’s most pressing scientific, technical, and health-related issues. Digital (PDF) Content–We offer more than 5,000 titles in PDF format. Almost all of these PDFs can be downloaded for free by the chapter or the entire book.” (See http://www.nap.edu/content/about-pdfs for information about the free ebooks.)
Teach yourself statistics
Data, Probability and Statistics
Statistics – The Writing Center at UNC-Chapel Hill
“The purpose of this handout is to help you use statistics to make your argument as effectively as possible.”
“Now, everything is becoming a data point, and everything is becoming searchable and analyzable. Instead of hypotheses seeking data, billions of data points seek hypotheses. As we once looked to the stars, we now look to databases to reveal new truths about the universe and our place within it.
Statistics is the only way to hold this new empiricism accountable; statistics is—in our information age—the new journalism. Which is, presently, a problem. If you are a statistician you are unlikely to engage in journalism in a serious way, and if you are a journalist you are unlikely to engage in statistics in a serious way.
The logic of the situation says collaborate—and here we are, with the third incarnation of STATS, as a collaboration between the American Statistical Association and the non partisan, non profit Sense About Science USA. We aim to scale the basics, to provide guidance and practical help, and to ascend to more complex problems in analysis and research integrity (if you want more of our thoughts on journalism and statistics and what we believe, click here). Editorial decisions are made by Sense About Science USA with input from the STATS advisory board.”
EconoStats – Part 1
“EconoSTATS is a work in progress that seeks to clarify the crucial economic issues and debates that affect us all.”
Statistics Resources and Big Data 2016
“Statistics Resources and Big Data (StatisticsResources.info) is a Subject Tracer™ Information Blog developed and created by the Virtual Private Library™. It is designed to monitor statistics and big data resources on the World Wide Web and listed below.”
30 Resources to Find the Data You Need | FlowingData
“FlowingData explores how statisticians, designers, data scientists, and others use analysis, visualization, and exploration to understand data and ourselves.”
Statistics Help for Journalists
“Statistics Every Writer Should Know”
Official Statistics on the Web
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