This volume focuses on the abuse of statistical inference in scientific and statistical literature, as well as in a variety of other sources, presenting examples of misused statistics to show that many scientists and statisticians are unaware of, or unwilling to challenge the chaotic state of statistical practices.;The book: provides examples of ubiquitous statistical tests taken from the biomedical and behavioural sciences, economics and the statistical literature; discusses conflicting views of randomization, emphasizing certain aspects of induction and epistemology; reveals fallacious practices in statistical causal inference, stressing the misuse of regression models and time-series analysis as instant formulas to draw causal relationships; treats constructive uses of statistics, such as a modern version of Fisher's puzzle, Bayesian analysis, Shewhart control chart, descriptive statistics, chi-square test, nonlinear modeling, spectral estimation and Markov processes in quality control.

chapter Chapter 1|25 pages

Fads and Fallacies in Hypothesis Testing

chapter Chapter 2|14 pages

Quasi-Inferential Statistics

chapter Chapter 3|32 pages

Statistical Causality and Law-Like Relationships

chapter Chapter 4|27 pages

Amoeba Regression and Time-Series Models

chapter |4 pages


chapter Chapter 6|48 pages

On Objectivity, Subjectivity, and Probability

chapter Chapter 7|20 pages

A Delicate Balance Between Order and Chaos

chapter Chapter 8|28 pages

The Riddle of the Ubiquitous Statistics