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OpenIntro Statistics by David M Diez
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it was amazing

This is my favorite introductory statistics book. I've gone through a lot of stats books, and I've found that most of them have either too much math or too little math. I don't want more equations than text, and I also don't want "This here is a NOR-MAL distribution. Can you say NOR-MAL?" This is the "goldilocks" book - just right. It gives a very gentle introduction to what a probability distribution is, but it also covers all the critical concepts and tools: hypothesis and power tests on both continuous quantities and proportions, ANOVA, and Chi-sq tests.

When I'm teaching with this book, I use chapters 1 through 6, but I don't use chapters 7 and 8 on regression, because I think it's a weaksauce explanation; I move my students on to either Introduction to Statistical Learning or Gelman and Hill's multilevel book instead.

This book is also available free online from http://openintro.org
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