Study Guide

The Chicago Guide to Writing about Numbers (First Edition)

Jane E. Miller

This website makes available in PDF format a study guide for The Chicago Guide to Writing about Numbers, First Edition by Jane E. Miller. Each substantive chapter of the book has problem sets, suggested course extensions, and solutions suitable for use in the college classroom. Individual parts of the guide may be downloaded below. Or the entirety of the 72-page guide is available in one PDF file. (Please note that the first edition of Numbers is out of print and is superseded by the second edition; the second edition has an extensive supplementary website.)

Chapter 2. Seven Basic Principles
Chapter 3. Causality, Statistical Significance, and Substantive Significance
Chapter 4. Technical but Important: Five More Basic Principles
Chapter 5. Types of Quantitative Comparison
Chapter 6. Creating Effective Tables
Chapter 7. Creating Effective Charts
Chapter 8. Choosing Effective Examples and Analogies
Chapter 9. Writing about Distributions and Associations
Chapter 10. Writing about Data and Methods
Chapter 11. Writing Introductions, Results, and Conclusions
Chapter 12. Speaking about Numbers

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