The Model Thinker: What You Need to Know to Make Data Work for You
ISBN: 0465094627
EAN13: 9780465094622
Language: English
Publication Date: November 27, 2018
Pages: 400
Weight: 1.74 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
Book Overview
How anyone can become a data ninja From the stock market to genomics laboratories, census figures to marketing email blasts, we are awash with data. But as anyone who has ever opened up a spreadsheet packed with seemingly infinite lines of data knows, numbers aren't enough: we need to know how to make those numbers talk. In The Model Thinker , social scientist Scott E. Page shows us the mathematical, statistical, and computational models -- from linear regression to random walks and far beyond -- that can turn anyone into a genius. At the core of the book is Page's many-model paradigm, which shows the reader how to apply multiple models to organize the data, leading to wiser choices, more accurate predictions, and more robust designs. The Model Thinker provides a toolkit for business people, students, scientists, pollsters, and bloggers to make them better, clearer thinkers, able to leverage data and information to their advantage.