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Book: Statistics Done Wrong

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by barbc56, Aug 8, 2016.

  1. barbc56

    barbc56 Senior Member

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    This looks like an interesting and informative book. I don't know if/when I'd be able to read it but it looks like a good resource and it's only 129 pages long. I particularly like what I highlighted in the below quote.
    My bold.
    https://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/statistics-done-wrong-and-how-to-do-better/
     
  2. TiredSam

    TiredSam The wise nematode hibernates

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    Just my cup of tea.
     
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    Keela Too Sally Burch

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    barbc56 Senior Member

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    Thanks, Keela. The more I thought about the book, the more intrigued I got and decided last night I would buy it. I'm glad I read your post before I started looking. You saved me the time!:thumbsup::)

    You can also download the book. I think it would be well worth the twenty dollars.

    Mit Sahne und Zucker? One of my new years resolutions was to work on my German but tbh, I used a goggle translation for this. It's also the first time I've actually worked on said resolution. So I guess I can check that as done since I never decided how much work! :D
     
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    Keela Too Sally Burch

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    I'm tempted I have to admit, but since starting to be able to read books again, I've already a pile ready to read. :p
     
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    I'm so far behind in my reading things like this, it's ridiculous. However, maybe it's because I never turn down a good piece of fiction before reading the complicated stuff. I need to find an online book club!

    How thrilling that you're able to read again. What wonderful news! I've always been an avid reader and keep a small notebook just in case someone happens to mention the title of a good book!

    My stepmom also enjoys reading. She has RRMS so there are times her eyes bother her. She will then switch to audio books. However, if I can't read it's most likely system overload, so even an audio book would be too much.

    Enjoy your reading!
     
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    Keela Too Sally Burch

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    Yes when I had to give up it was heart breaking... luckily about the same time I discovered Audio books. I still love them actually - especially for fiction. Although I have to say that David Attenborough's autobiography read by the good man himself was very good too.
     
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    TiredSam The wise nematode hibernates

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    Nein, lieber mit eine Scheibe Zitrone.

    I've been meaning to work on my German for years, I've been living here for 24 years and my written German is still non-existent. I'll have to brush it up soon enough as I'm planning to apply for German citizenship this summer, which may well involve a language test (just found out I can keep my UK passport as long as I apply while the UK is still in the EU, which makes it a no-brainer).

    If I hear of a book I know I'd love to read I just write it down on my "books to read" list now instead of buying it and finding it in the pile a year and a half later and thinking "That looks great, I must read it soon". It was getting ridiculous.

    I'm more into podcasts now too, especially Radio 4, so currently I keep up with "More or Less" (statistics on a level I can understand - I listen to them in my car and can often be heard shouting "correlation isn't causation!" smugly at the speaker, or I could be if I had a passenger, although if I'm at a traffic light the driver of the car behind me can probably hear me too) and "The Infinite Monkey Cage" (science on a level I can almost understand).

    @barbc56 now that you've bought the book perhaps you'd be kind enough to make a podcast for the rest of us when you find a moment?
     
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