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How to Think About Statistics

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An easy, logical way to make sense of the numbers and data you encounter every day.
Paperback, Sixth Edition, 224 pages
Published August 7th 1999 by Holt Paperbacks (first published March 1988)
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I bought this book for use when I was taking an atrociously bad statistics class from a professor who was obviously incompetent to teach intro to statistics (i.e. her slides a and homework were riddled with errors). This book was a lifesaver, giving me the basic concepts that she skimmed over. As others have pointed out, it's a beginning book and not technically correct for the higher levels, but if you're finding statistics hard to grasp, I'd recommend reading through at least a few of these ch ...more
Absolutely the best book on statistics I have read. If you must learn statistics - read this book and have some practice. Don't bother with courses, seminars, or other books.
It explains statistical concepts, and does it well, unlike other stat books that just tell you, in excruciatingly boring detail, the steps required to calculate standardized scores, confidence intervals, etc.
Fredrick Danysh
A general introductory text to statistics. Depending on how you ask a question and among what group you poll, you can prove anything you want.
This book is not about how to do statistics. It is a book to show the logic behind the ideas in statistics.
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