## Tools for Thought: How to Understand and Apply the Latest Scientific Techniques of Problem SolvingDrawing on general systems theory, operations research, cybernetics, futures research, and catastrophe theory, a distinguished geneticist provides the general reader with tools for perceiving and solving today's complex economic, social, and ecological pr |

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**Statistics Statistics**is obviously one of the important ways of analysing complexsystems. In fact, some people, when reading the title of this book, may expect to

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great that they leap to the eye without any need for elaborate

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great that they leap to the eye without any need for elaborate

**statistical**arithmetic.But if, for your purposes, you need detailed and accurate estimates based on

**statistics**, call in an expert statistician; this is a Tool for Thought which can only be...

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Note a point here: what most

to be asking yourself - is very often of the form: are these two things different?

And that, of course, will lead on to: if so, why so? The only general principle about

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Note a point here: what most

**statistics**is about - and the most rewarding questionto be asking yourself - is very often of the form: are these two things different?

And that, of course, will lead on to: if so, why so? The only general principle about

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