Statistics--data, methods, and thinking--play important and fascinatin g roles in public issues. Yet, these roles are sometimes unknown to st atistics students and even professional statisticians. This book indic ates some connections between statistics and public issues such as gov ernment policy- or decision-making, public administration, law, and pu blic debate. It describes examples of statistics in public policy area s as disparate as national defense, AIDS diffusion, DNA fingerprinting, human rights violations and ...

Statistics and Public Policy 1997, OUP Oxford, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780198523413