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The model thinker : what you need to know to make data work for you, Scott E. Page

Label
The model thinker : what you need to know to make data work for you
Title
The model thinker
Title remainder
what you need to know to make data work for you
Statement of responsibility
Scott E. Page
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Page, Scott E
Dewey number
001.4226
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Information visualization
  • Social systems
  • Social sciences
  • Complexity (Philosophy)
Target audience
adult
Label
The model thinker : what you need to know to make data work for you, Scott E. Page
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • p. 27
  • 4
  • Modeling Human Actors
  • p. 43
  • 5
  • Normal Distributions: The Bell Curve
  • p. 59
  • 6
  • Power-Law Distributions: Long Tails
  • p. 69
  • 1
  • 7
  • Linear Models
  • p. 83
  • 8
  • Concavity and Convexity
  • p. 95
  • 9
  • Models of Value and Power
  • p. 107
  • 10
  • Many-Model Thinker
  • Network Models
  • p. 117
  • 11
  • Broadcast, Diffusion, and Contagion
  • p. 131
  • 12
  • Entropy: Modeling Uncertainty
  • p. 143
  • 13
  • Random Walks
  • p. 1
  • p. 153
  • 14
  • Path Dependence
  • p. 163
  • 15
  • Local Interaction Models
  • p. 171
  • 16
  • Lyapunov Functions and Equilibria
  • p. 181
  • 2
  • 17
  • Markov Models
  • p. 189
  • 18
  • Systems Dynamics Models
  • p. 201
  • 19
  • Threshold Models with Feedbacks
  • p. 213
  • 20
  • Why Model?
  • Spatial and Hedonic Choice
  • p. 227
  • 21
  • Game Theory Models Times Three
  • p. 243
  • 22
  • Models of Cooperation
  • p. 253
  • 23
  • Collective Action Problems
  • p. 13
  • p. 269
  • 24
  • Mechanism Design
  • p. 283
  • 25
  • Signaling Models
  • p. 297
  • 26
  • Models of Learning
  • p. 305
  • 3
  • 27
  • Multi-Armed Bandit Problems
  • p. 319
  • 28
  • Rugged-Landscape Models
  • p. 327
  • 29
  • Opioids, Inequality, and Humility
  • p. 339
  • Science of Many Models
Control code
on1028523969
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 427 pages
Isbn
9780465094622
Lccn
2018942802
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
001.4226 P145 ; XX-N ; [A18BP066, #37, 4@$32.00, DLG/ ].
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1028523969
  • (OCoLC)1028523969
Label
The model thinker : what you need to know to make data work for you, Scott E. Page
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • p. 27
  • 4
  • Modeling Human Actors
  • p. 43
  • 5
  • Normal Distributions: The Bell Curve
  • p. 59
  • 6
  • Power-Law Distributions: Long Tails
  • p. 69
  • 1
  • 7
  • Linear Models
  • p. 83
  • 8
  • Concavity and Convexity
  • p. 95
  • 9
  • Models of Value and Power
  • p. 107
  • 10
  • Many-Model Thinker
  • Network Models
  • p. 117
  • 11
  • Broadcast, Diffusion, and Contagion
  • p. 131
  • 12
  • Entropy: Modeling Uncertainty
  • p. 143
  • 13
  • Random Walks
  • p. 1
  • p. 153
  • 14
  • Path Dependence
  • p. 163
  • 15
  • Local Interaction Models
  • p. 171
  • 16
  • Lyapunov Functions and Equilibria
  • p. 181
  • 2
  • 17
  • Markov Models
  • p. 189
  • 18
  • Systems Dynamics Models
  • p. 201
  • 19
  • Threshold Models with Feedbacks
  • p. 213
  • 20
  • Why Model?
  • Spatial and Hedonic Choice
  • p. 227
  • 21
  • Game Theory Models Times Three
  • p. 243
  • 22
  • Models of Cooperation
  • p. 253
  • 23
  • Collective Action Problems
  • p. 13
  • p. 269
  • 24
  • Mechanism Design
  • p. 283
  • 25
  • Signaling Models
  • p. 297
  • 26
  • Models of Learning
  • p. 305
  • 3
  • 27
  • Multi-Armed Bandit Problems
  • p. 319
  • 28
  • Rugged-Landscape Models
  • p. 327
  • 29
  • Opioids, Inequality, and Humility
  • p. 339
  • Science of Many Models
Control code
on1028523969
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 427 pages
Isbn
9780465094622
Lccn
2018942802
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
001.4226 P145 ; XX-N ; [A18BP066, #37, 4@$32.00, DLG/ ].
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1028523969
  • (OCoLC)1028523969

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