Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data Overview
A New York Times bestseller
"Brilliant, funny…the best math teacher you never had." —San Francisco Chronicle
Once considered tedious, the field of statistics is rapidly evolving into a discipline Hal Varian, chief economist at Google, has actually called "sexy." From batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research, the real-world application of statistics continues to grow by leaps and bounds. How can we catch schools that cheat on standardized tests? How does Netflix know which movies you’ll like? What is causing the rising incidence of autism? As best-selling author Charles Wheelan shows us in Naked Statistics, the right data and a few well-chosen statistical tools can help us answer these questions and more.
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.
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Basically, I loved this book. I give the book 5/5 Stars, and this one is getting added to my All-Time Favorites list!
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Charles Wheelan è un grande scrittore, dovresti leggere questo.
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Before I read Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data, I had read some reviews which had me wondering if this one would be something I'd like, reviews from people whose opinions I trust. It's True, so Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data stayed on my "TBR Someday".
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When I started this book, I wasn't so sure how much I would enjoy it. but reading from Charles Wheelan's point of view was so refreshing.
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Thank you to Charles Wheelan for my honest thoughts.
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Charles Wheelan хороший автор, вы не можете пропустить это чтение.
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le livre que j'ai toujours attendu, je peux enfin le lire maintenant. merci.
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