The Resource What the luck? : the surprising role of chance in our everyday lives, Gary Smith

What the luck? : the surprising role of chance in our everyday lives, Gary Smith

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What the luck? : the surprising role of chance in our everyday lives
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What the luck?
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the surprising role of chance in our everyday lives
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Gary Smith
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eng
Summary
Explores the role of luck, specifically the concept of "regression to the mean," in everyday life, exploring how failures to understand chance and random variations influence choices and perceptions of truth
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FMG
Dewey number
519.2
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illustrations
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index present
LC call number
QA273.15
LC item number
.S65 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
What the luck? : the surprising role of chance in our everyday lives, Gary Smith
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What the luck? : the surprising role of chance in our everyday lives, Gary Smith
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-282) and index
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nc
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rdacontent.
Contents
I: Overreaction. The law of small numbers -- II: Inherited traits. The father of regression ; Choose your parents carefully -- III: Education. Testing 1,2,3 ; The beatings will continue until morale improves ; Money for nothing ; Learning and unlearning -- IV: Games of chance. Hopes and excuses -- V: Sports. Champions choke ; Jinxes, slumps, and superstitions ; Being smart about it -- VI: Health: Take two aspirin ; The tin standard -- VII: Business. The triumph of mediocrity ; From bad to better and great to good ; Draft picks, CEOs, and soul mates -- VIII: Forecasting. A better crystal ball -- IX: Investing. $100 bills on the sidewalk -- X: Conclusion. Living with regression
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24 cm.
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First edition.
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289 pages
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9781468313758
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)958954679

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