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A Modern Introduction to Probability and Statistics: Understanding Why and How
Probability and Statistics are studied by most science students. Many current texts in the area are just cookbooks and, as a result, students do not know why they perform the methods they are taught, or why the methods work. The strength of this book is that it readdresses these shortcomings; by using examples, often from real-life and using real data, the authors show how ...more
Hardcover, 488 pages
Published February 19th 2007 by Springer
(first published February 14th 2006)
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This has become one of my favorite statistics book. It consists of 28 chapters on specific topics (e.g., Central Limit Theorem) and includes topics that are unusual in most statistics book. Some of the material is calculus-based, making this text somewhat like a mathematical statistics book. I wouldn't recommend this as someone's introduction to statistics although it might be OK as a supplement to another book. The chapters are short and focus on the big picture.
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