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Statistics As Principled Argument

Such systems, by design, exclude the sorts of intellectual peregrinations that are yielding increasing and unexpected rewards in an era of high-throughput science.

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Abelson’s Statistics as Principled Argument is a must read for advanced undergraduates or graduate students learning statistics.

Statistics As Principled Argument by Robert P. Abelson

Abelson has a very lucid writing style which makes the ablson a very quick read. Five criteria, described by the acronym MAGIC magnitude, articulation, generality, interestingness, and credibility are proposed as crucial features of a persuasive, principled argument. He uses this system to paint a thought-provoking picture of how fields are advance knowledge systematically.

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This is a great second book for anyone studying statistics. Upon completion of the book, it is hard not to like, because it is authoritative and comprehensive enough, and at the same time, approachable, entertaining and even light-hearted.

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It will be of true interest and lasting value to beginning graduate students and seasoned researchers alike.