Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data Charles Wheelan

Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data

Author: Charles Wheelan
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Book Title
Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data
Author
Charles Wheelan
ISBN
9780393347777
For those who slept through Stats 101, this book is a lifesaver. Wheelan strips away the arcane and technical details and focuses on the underlying intuition that drives statistical analysis. He clarifies key concepts such as inference, correlation, and regression analysis, reveals how biased or careless parties can manipulate or misrepresent data, and shows us how brilliant and creative researchers are exploiting the valuable data from natural experiments to tackle thorny questions.And in Wheelan's trademark style, there's not a dull page in sight. You'll encounter clever Schlitz Beer marketers leveraging basic probability, an International Sausage Festival illuminating the tenets of the central limit theorem, and a head-scratching choice from the famous game show Let's Make a Deal--and you'll come away with insights each time. With the wit, accessibility, and sheer fun that turned Naked Economics into a bestseller, Wheelan defies the odds yet again by bringing another essential, formerly unglamorous discipline to life.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Charles WheelanPublisher: W. W. Norton & CompanyPublished: 01/13/2014ISBN: 9780393347777Pages: 282Weight: 0.54lbsSize: 8.33h x 5.51w x 0.74dReview Citations: New York Times Book Review 02/23/2014 pg. 24

For those who slept through Stats 101, this book is a lifesaver. Wheelan strips away the arcane and technical details and focuses on the underlying intuition that drives statistical analysis. He clarifies key concepts such as inference, correlation, and regression analysis, reveals how biased or careless parties can manipulate or misrepresent data, and shows us how brilliant and creative researchers are exploiting the valuable data from natural experiments to tackle thorny questions.

And in Wheelan's trademark style, there's not a dull page in sight. You'll encounter clever Schlitz Beer marketers leveraging basic probability, an International Sausage Festival illuminating the tenets of the central limit theorem, and a head-scratching choice from the famous game show Let's Make a Deal--and you'll come away with insights each time. With the wit, accessibility, and sheer fun that turned Naked Economics into a bestseller, Wheelan defies the odds yet again by bringing another essential, formerly unglamorous discipline to life.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Charles Wheelan
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 01/13/2014
ISBN: 9780393347777
Pages: 282
Weight: 0.54lbs
Size: 8.33h x 5.51w x 0.74d

Review Citations: New York Times Book Review 02/23/2014 pg. 24

For those who slept through Stats 101, this book is a lifesaver. Wheelan strips away the arcane and technical details and focuses on the underlying intuition that drives statistical analysis. He clarifies key concepts such as inference, correlation, and regression analysis, reveals how biased or careless parties can manipulate or misrepresent data, and shows us how brilliant and creative researchers are exploiting the valuable data from natural experiments to tackle thorny questions.

And in Wheelan's trademark style, there's not a dull page in sight. You'll encounter clever Schlitz Beer marketers leveraging basic probability, an International Sausage Festival illuminating the tenets of the central limit theorem, and a head-scratching choice from the famous game show Let's Make a Deal--and you'll come away with insights each time. With the wit, accessibility, and sheer fun that turned Naked Economics into a bestseller, Wheelan defies the odds yet again by bringing another essential, formerly unglamorous discipline to life.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Charles Wheelan
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 01/13/2014
ISBN: 9780393347777
Pages: 282
Weight: 0.54lbs
Size: 8.33h x 5.51w x 0.74d

Review Citations: New York Times Book Review 02/23/2014 pg. 24