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Understand Probability
Little Quick Fix



July 2018 | 108 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The Little Quick Fix to Understanding Probability breaks it down step by step with crystal clear examples and exercises from one of the leading quantitative teachers in the UK. All you need is an hour and you'll finally get it. Once it clicks into place, you can nail that section of your exam.

Little Quick Fix
 titles provide quick but authoritative answers to the problems, hurdles, and assessment points students face in the research course, project proposal or design—whatever their methods learning is.
  • Lively, ultra-modern design; full-color, each page a tailored design.
  • An hour's read/easy to dip in and out of; clear navigation enables the reader to find what they need—quick.
  • Direct written style gets to the point with clear language. Nothing needs to be read twice. No fluff.
  • Learning is reinforced through a 2-minute overview summary; 3-second summaries with super-quick Q&A
  • DIY tasks create a work plan to accomplish a task, do a self-check quiz, solve a problem, get students to what they need to show their supervisor.
  • Checkpoints in each section make sure students are nailing it as they go and support self-directed learning.
  • How do I know I’m done? Each Little Quick Fix wraps up with a finale checklist that allows the reader to self-assess they’ve got what they need to progress, submit, or ace the test or task.
 
1. What is probability and why does it matter?
 
2. How do I work out how probable things are?
 
3. What are the two essential uses of probability?
 
4. How do probabilities add up?
 
5. How do conditional probabilities describe aspects of society?
 
6. The DIY workbook

Another excellent book in this series, with the 'secret of probability is seeing it in everyday life in terms of trials and outcomes'. This takes some concepts that might be daunting to those students and researchers approaching the notion of probability for the first time making it accessible, informative and supportive. Highly recommended.

Mrs Michele Fuller
Department of Education, Colchester Institute
August 22, 2019

Not sufficient for my teaching purposes

Dr Elise Øby
Curriculum, Østfold University College
March 11, 2019

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Chapter 1: What is probability and why does it matter?


John MacInnes

John MacInnes FAcSS CStat is an emeritus professor of Sociology and Statistics at the University of Edinburgh and Vice President (Professional Affairs) of the Royal Statistical Society. He was Strategic Advisor on Quantitative Methods training to the ESRC (2009 to 2014) and British Academy (2015 to 2019) and advised the Nuffield Foundation on the design and development of the Q-Step programme. More About Author

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ISBN: 9781526458834
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