Book Reviews 34.1

Data Games

H.I. Weisberg

Hardcover: 473 pages
Publisher: Causalitics Books, 2020
ISBN-13: 979-8631721760

Reviews in this publication are usually of books dealing with theoretical or applied methods in statistics or probability. However, this book is neither. Rather, it is a novel in the mystery/thriller genre by that incorporates some applied statistics and probability concepts integrally into the story line. Indeed, the novel’s protagonist is a professor of biostatistics at a research university who does considerable consulting in litigation cases involving statistical evidence, usually as a foil to another statistician. He puts it this way: “Crossing swords with opposing statisticians who had committed egregious errors or outright distortions was especially gratifying.”

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