It’s all about uncertainty

Chapter

Abstract

  • © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014.This chapter is aimed at providing the foundation for common sense issues that underlie why and what statistics is, so it is not a math chapter, relax! We will start with the concepts of “the universe” and a “sample”, discuss the conceptual issues of estimation and hypothesis testing and put into context the question of how certain are we that a research result in the sample studied refl ects what is true in the universe.
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13

  • 9783319054704
  • Start Page

  • 373
  • End Page

  • 390