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Harford, Tim

Summary: "Today we think statistics are the enemy, numbers used to mislead and confuse us. That's a mistake, Tim Harford says in The Data Detective. We shouldn't be suspicious of statistics-we need to understand what they mean and how they can improve our lives: they are, at heart, human behavior seen through the prism of numbers and are often "the only way of grasping much of what is going on around...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2021

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 001.4 Harford 2021

Silver, Nate

Summary: The founder of FiveThirtyEight.com challenges myths about predictions in subjects ranging from the financial market and weather to sports and politics, profiling the world of prediction to explain how to distinguish true signals from hype.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 519.542 SIL

Central Michigan University. Center for Government Research

Summary: "The Center for Governmental Research (the Center) of Central Michigan University, commissioned by Grand Traverse Area United Way to conduct a five county needs assessment study of health and human services, completed the report in January 1988. The five counties included in the project were Antrim, Benzie, Kalkaska, Grand Traverse and Leelanau. The needs assessment consisted of three separate...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: [Central Michigan University] 0000

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Nelson Room, Call number: R NEL 307 PER

Sawchik, Travis.

Summary: "Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was old school and stubborn. But after twenty straight losing seasons and his job on the line, he was ready to try anything. So when he met with GM Neal Huntington in October 2012, they decided to discard everything they knew about the game and instead take on drastic "big data" strategies. Going well beyond the number-crunching of Moneyball, which used...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.357 SAW

Cobham, Alex

Summary: "What we count matters, and in a world where policies and decisions are underpinned by numbers, statistics and data, if you're not counted, you don't count. In this book, Alex Cobham argues that systematic gaps in economic and demographic data not only lead us to understate a wide range of damaging inequalities, but also to actively exacerbate them"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Polity 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305 COB

Summary: A compilation of crime statistics in the United States from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Includes statistics for offenses known to police, violent crime offenses, property crime offenses, clearance data, persons arrested, police employees, and hate crimes--Back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bernan Press 2019

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1 available in Reference, Call number: R 364.973 CRI

Oehrli, Jo Angela

Summary: Explains how the collection and use of data plays an important role in projects of all kinds.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cherry Lake Publishing 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 519.5 OEH

Foster, Donald W.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 808 FOS

Carangelo, Lori

Summary: This book is an ‘at a glance’ resource for researchers, helping professionals, activists, lawmakers, journalists, students composing dissertations, other writers, genealogists and anyone interested in knowing the facts about America’s most secretive, multi-billion dollar, Adoption, Assisted Reproduction, and Foster Care industries.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Genealogy, Call number: R GEN 929.1 Carangelo

Summary: "The Statistical Absract of the United States has provided a statistical portrait of the social, poliitical, demographic, and economic conditions of America since 1878"--Back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rowman & Littlefield 2018

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1 available in Reference, Call number: R 317.3 PRO

Dodd, Don.

Contents: [v. 1] Historical statistics of the South, 1790-1970.--v. 2. The Midwest

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Alabama Press 1973

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1 available in Reference, Call number: R 317.3 DOD

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bernan Press 0000

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1 available in Reference, Call number: R 331.1 EMP

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kids Count in Michigan 1993

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1 available in Nelson Room, Call number: NEL RM 305.23 KID

Lawrence, Steven

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Foundation Center 2011

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1 available in Reference, Call number: R 361.7632 FOU

Summary: "An activity-based volume that introduces different types of weather. Features include a glossary, additional resource list, and an index"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: World Book 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 551.5 LEA

Calandrelli, Emily

Summary: When eight-year-old Ada uses her love of science and technology to tinker with a ham radio, Nina hears sounds that she thinks are space aliens.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2018

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1 available in Juvenile- Series, Call number: J Fiction Series Calandrelli 2018

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED CAL

Oliver, Carmen

Summary: Adelaide and Bear team up to demonstrate to the entire class, including Mrs. Fitz-Pea, that bears make the best science buddies. Includes the steps of the scientific method and instructions for conducting four experiments.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Editions 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE OLI

Summary: This video focuses on effective ways to understand and organize data using descriptive statistics. Analyzing data collected from studies of young music students, the video helps viewers sort through basic data-interpretation concepts: measures of central tendency, levels of measurement, measures of dispersion, and graphs. A wide range of organization principles are covered, including mode,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Who said statistics were boring? Using magic and circus motifs, this program demonstrates the significance of probability theory and the importance of using the correct test to analyze research data. Host Amy and her friend Matt the Magician guide viewers through the need to make probability statements, and along with a team of students, use juggling skills to explore choice of test. Setting...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Crist, Darlene Trew.

Summary: An insider's description of the comprehensive Census of Marine Life and what it reveals about a seriously threatened ecosystem.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Firefly Books 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 578.77 CRI

Summary: Adam suspects that most hairy dogs have balding owners. Testing his "pet" theory at a local park, he quickly finds flaws in his own experiment. This video demonstrates Adam's second test, involving better preparation, more rigorous analysis, and an exciting pasta cook-off. Showing how Adam can effectively determine the best spaghetti recipe, the program illustrates concepts that are central to...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: A dream may be the most difficult human experience to quantify-but dreaming is an excellent topic for building qualitative research skills. This program illustrates experiments, designed and conducted by students, that revolve around sleep and dreams. In the process, it provides thorough insight into the issues relevant to collecting and utilizing qualitative data. Viewers are shown how to...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Kuskowski, Alex.

Summary: This book presents step-by-step science experiments with food, such as the milk and color explosion, sweet and sour rock candy, shake-it-up ice cream, homemade lemon soda, disco dancing spaghetti, and other experiments.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: ABDO Pub. Co. 2014

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in J Non Fic Series, Call number: J 641.5 KUS

Alkire, Jessie

Summary: Read all about meteorology in Super Simple Weather Projects. Kids will learn about the difference between weather and climate. Discover how scientists study the weather and try to predict what it will be like in the future. Then, build a barometer, create a tornado, and more.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Super Sandcastle 2018

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in J Non Fic Series, Call number: J 507.8 ALK

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