Sex, Drugs, and Body Counts: The Politics of Numbers in Global Crime and Conflict

By Kelly M. Greenhill

Big, interesting numbers are often utilized in coverage debates and media reporting: "At least 200,000-250,000 humans died within the conflict in Bosnia." "There are 3 million baby infantrymen in Africa." "More than 650,000 civilians were killed end result of the U.S. career of Iraq." "Between 600,000 and 800,000 girls are trafficked throughout borders each year." "Money laundering represents up to 10 percentage of worldwide GDP." "Internet baby porn is a $20 billion-a-year industry."

Peter Andreas and Kelly M. Greenhill see just one challenge: those numbers are most likely fake. Their endured use and abuse mirror a miles greater and troubling development: policymakers and the media naively or intentionally settle for hugely politicized and questionable statistical claims approximately actions which are super tough to degree. consequently, we too frequently develop into trapped via those legendary numbers, with perverse and counterproductive consequences.

This challenge exists in myriad coverage nation-states. however it is very stated in records regarding the politically charged nation-states of worldwide crime and conflict-numbers of individuals killed in massacres and through genocides, the scale of refugee flows, the value of the illicit international alternate in medicines and humans, and so forth. In Sex, medicines, and physique Counts, political scientists, anthropologists, sociologists, and coverage analysts seriously study the murky origins of a few of those records and hint their awesome proliferation. in addition they check the traditional metrics used to judge coverage effectiveness in scuffling with difficulties akin to terrorist financing, intercourse trafficking, and the drug trade.

Contributors: Peter Andreas, Brown collage; Thomas J. Biersteker, Graduate Institute of overseas and improvement Studies-Geneva; Sue E. Eckert, Brown collage; David A. Feingold, Ophidian study Institute and UNESCO; H. Richard Friman, Marquette college; Kelly M. Greenhill, Tufts collage and Harvard collage; John Hagan, Northwestern collage; Lara J. Nettelfield, Institut Barcelona D'Estudis Internacionals and Simon Fraser college; Wenona Rymond-Richmond, college of Massachusetts Amherst; Winifred Tate, Colby collage; Kay B. Warren, Brown University

Show description

Developing Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Mercury: A Probabalistic Site-Specific Approach

This undertaking tested the improvement of ambient water caliber standards (AWQC) for the safety of flora and fauna for mercury. Mercury is taken into account a major hazard to natural world in lots of parts. accordingly, the nice Lakes Water caliber Initiative and others have constructed AWQC.

These AWQC were arguable, despite the fact that, simply because
(1) the AWQC have been unmarried values that didn't account for site-specific stipulations;
(2) derivation of the AWQC trusted a unmarried NOAEL, and
(3) the AWQC had an unknown point of conservatism due to reliance on either general and conservative assumptions and uncertainty elements.

Rather than improve a unmarried worth AWQC for overall mercury, we derive an AWQC version that explicitly comprises elements controlling bioavailability, methylation premiums and bioaccumulation within the aquatic surroundings (e.g., pH, document, sulfate). To derive our AWQC version, box facts used to be amassed together with various water caliber parameters and overall mercury and methylmercury concentrations in complete physique fish tissue from 31 lakes in Ontario and an extra 10 lakes in Nova Scotia. An self reliant dataset such as fifty one water our bodies within the usa used to be then used to verify the validity and robustness of the AWQC version.

Next we mixed the result of chronic-feeding experiences with related protocols and endpoints, in a meta-analysis to derive a dose-response curve for mink uncovered to mercury within the nutrition. utilizing this strategy, you'll be able to derive an LD5 or different comparable endpoint which could then be used because the foundation for deriving -wildlife AWQC. within the ultimate step, we used a probabilistic danger version to estimate the concentrations of methylmercury in water that might result in degrees in fish adequate for there to be a ten% chance of exceeding the mink LD5. This research used to be repeated for numerous combos of pH and document. the result's an AWQC version for mercury for the security of flora and fauna that may be used for various site-specific stipulations.

Show description

Probability, Statistics, and Queuing Theory with Computer Science Applications (2nd Edition) (Computer Science and Scientific Computing)

By Arnold O. Allen

It is a textbook on utilized chance and information with desktop technology functions for college students on the top undergraduate point. it will possibly even be used as a self research ebook for the practising machine technology expert. The profitable first variation of this ebook proved super worthy to scholars who have to use likelihood, data and queueing idea to unravel difficulties in different fields, corresponding to engineering, physics, operations study, and administration technology. The booklet has additionally been effectively used for classes in queueing concept for operations study scholars. This moment variation incorporates a new bankruptcy on regression in addition to greater than two times as many workouts on the finish of every bankruptcy. whereas the emphasis is equal to within the first variation, this new publication makes extra huge use of accessible laptop software program, comparable to Minitab and Mathematica.

Show description

Design and Analysis of Experiments

By Douglas C. Montgomery

The 8th version of this top promoting textual content keeps to assist senior and graduate scholars in engineering, enterprise, and statistics-as good as operating practitioners-to layout and examine experiments for bettering the standard, potency and function of operating platforms.

The 8th version of Design and research of Experiments keeps its complete insurance by means of together with: new examples, workouts, and difficulties (including within the parts of biochemistry and biotechnology); new themes and difficulties within the sector of reaction floor; new issues in nested and split-plot layout; and the residual greatest probability procedure is now emphasised through the book.

Continuing to put a robust specialise in using the pc, this version comprises software program examples taken from the 4 such a lot dominant courses within the box: Design-Expert, Minitab, JMP, and SAS.

Show description

Probability, Random Variables and Stochastic Processes

By Athanasios Papoulis

The fourth version of "Probability, Random Variables and Stochastic procedures" has been up to date considerably from the former version, and it now comprises co-author S. Unnikrishna Pillai of Polytechnic collage. The ebook is meant for a senior/graduate point path in likelihood and is aimed toward scholars in electric engineering, math, and physics departments. The authors' method is to increase the topic of chance thought and stochastic strategies as a deductive self-discipline and to demonstrate the idea with uncomplicated functions of engineering curiosity. nearly third of the textual content is new fabric - this fabric continues the fashion and spirit of earlier variants. which will bridge the distance among strategies and purposes, a few extra examples were further for additional readability, in addition to numerous new themes.

Show description

Bridging Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering and Technology: Contributions from the Fall 2011 Seminar on Mathematical Sciences and Applications (Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics, Volume 4)

By Bourama Toni, Keith Williamson, Nasser Ghariban, Dawit Haile, Zhifu Xie

This quantity comprises the invited contributions from talks added within the Fall 2011 sequence of the Seminar on Mathematical Sciences and functions 2011 at Virginia kingdom college. participants to this quantity, who are  prime researchers of their fields, current their paintings in the way to generate actual interdisciplinary interplay. therefore all articles therein are selective, self-contained, and are pedagogically uncovered and support to foster scholar curiosity in technology, expertise, engineering and arithmetic and to stimulate graduate and undergraduate examine and collaboration among researchers in several areas.


This paintings is appropriate for either scholars and researchers in various interdisciplinary fields specifically, arithmetic because it applies to engineering, physical-chemistry, nanotechnology, existence sciences, desktop technological know-how, finance, economics, and video game theory.​

Show description

Statistics I & II For Dummies 2 eBook Bundle: Statistics For Dummies & Statistics II For Dummies

Two entire eBooks for one low cost! Created and compiled by means of the writer, this Statistics I and records II package brings jointly math titles in a single, e-only package. With this specified package deal, you’ll get the entire textual content of the subsequent titles:

Statistics For Dummies, 2nd Edition  Statistics For Dummies indicates you ways to interpret and critique graphs and charts, verify the chances with likelihood, guesstimate with self assurance utilizing self assurance durations, arrange and perform a speculation attempt, compute statistical formulation, and more.

  • Tracks to a standard first semester data course
  • Updated examples resonate with modern-day students
  • Explanations replicate educating equipment and lecture room protocol

Packed with functional suggestion and real-world difficulties, Statistics For Dummies grants every thing you want to research and interpret information for more advantageous lecture room or on-the-job performance.

 Statistics II For Dummies  The perfect complement and examine consultant for college kids getting ready for complicated statistics. Packed with clean and sensible examples acceptable for a variety of degree-seeking scholars, Statistics II For Dummies is helping any reader achieve an upper-level facts path. It selections up with facts research the place Statistics For Dummies left off, that includes new and up to date examples, real-world purposes, and test-taking recommendations for achievement. This easy-to-understand advisor covers such key subject matters as sorting and checking out versions, utilizing regression to make predictions, acting variance research (ANOVA), drawing try conclusions with chi-squares, and making comparisons with the Rank Sum Test.

 About the Author

Deborah Rumsey has a PhD in data from The Ohio kingdom collage.  Upon graduating, she joined the college within the division of facts at Kansas nation collage, the place she received the celebrated Presidential instructing Award and earned tenure and advertising. She again to Ohio nation and is now a facts schooling Specialist/Auxiliary school Member for the dept of data. Dr. Rumsey has served at the American Statistical institutions data schooling government Committee and is the Editor of the instructing Bits component to the magazine of statistics schooling. She is the writer of the either books during this package deal. also, she has released many papers and given many pro displays almost about information schooling. Her specific examine pursuits are curriculum fabrics improvement, instructor education and help, and immersive studying environments.


Show description

Introduction to Data Mining

Introduction to facts Mining provides basic options and algorithms for these studying info mining for the 1st time. every one significant subject is prepared into chapters, starting with easy thoughts that supply priceless heritage for knowing every one facts mining strategy, by way of extra complex thoughts and algorithms.

Show description

A Primer of Ecology with R (Use R!)

Provides basic reasons of the $64000 ideas in inhabitants and neighborhood ecology.

Provides R code all through, to demonstrate version improvement and research, in addition to appendix introducing the R language.

Interweaves ecological content material and code in order that both stands on my own.

Supplemental website for extra code.

Show description