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Statistics: Concepts and Controversies: w/Tables and EESEE Access Card

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This is a statistics book for readers interested in ideas rather than technique. It presents, in a non-technical form, the most important statistical concepts as they are applied in public policy, the human sciences, and everyday life. It is designed to give non-mathematical readers critical insight into the uses and misuses of numbers and quantitative arguments, which are ...more
Paperback, 607 pages
Published December 4th 2008 by W. H. Freeman (first published 1996)
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Jimyanni
Mar 12, 2010 Jimyanni rated it it was amazing
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This book accomplishes what it sets out to accomplish admirably; it sets out the basic concepts of statistics with as little reliance on Math as possible, to give students who are not Math-oriented an idea of the subject.

If you are Math-oriented, and already know a bit about statistics, you will not learn much here. But that is not the fault of the book; it is not intended to teach someone with a grounding in the subject, any more than it is a flaw of an intro Biology textbook that it doesn't t
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What can you say about this "book". It leads to a website a student has access to for one semester. You learn about Stats. It does a good job of explaining concepts. You take deep breaths for patience, look away from the sunny afternoon outside, and step through the concepts. And then you get an 'A' in the class.
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David S. Moore is (retired) Shanti S. Gupta Distinguished Emeritus Professor of statistics at Purdue University (Lafayette, IN).
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