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The signal and the noise : why so many predictions fail-- but some don't

Silver, Nate 1978- (Author).

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  • 8 of 8 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
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Summary:

Silver built an innovative system for predicting baseball performance, predicted the 2008 election within a hair's breadth, and became a national sensation as a blogger. Drawing on his own groundbreaking work, Silver examines the world of prediction.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Columbia Gorge Community College Library 519.5 SILV 2012 (Text) 33892002452929 Main Collection Book None 10/08/2012 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781594204111 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 159420411X (hbk.)
  • Physical Description: 534 pages : illustrations, maps, charts ; 25 cm.
    print
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2012.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: A catastrophic failure of prediction -- Are you smarter than a television pundit? -- All I care about is W's and L's -- For years you've been telling us that rain is green -- Desperately seeking signal -- How to drown in three feet of water -- Role models -- Less and less and less wrong -- Rage against the machines -- The poker bubble -- If you can't beat 'em -- A climate of healthy skepticism -- What you don't know can hurt you.
Summary, etc.: Silver built an innovative system for predicting baseball performance, predicted the 2008 election within a hair's breadth, and became a national sensation as a blogger. Drawing on his own groundbreaking work, Silver examines the world of prediction.
Subject: Knowledge, Theory of
Bayesian statistical decision theory
Forecasting History
Forecasting Methodology
Forecasting
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