Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data

Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data

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“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?… (more)

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Naked Statistics poses five specific questions in its conclusion that statistics can help answer, including “What is the Future of Football?” and “Who Gets to Know What About You?,” but the book is filled with practical lessons, like how to judge the validity of polls, why you should never buy a lottery ticket, and how to keep an eye out for red flags in public statements.

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Book Details  


Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (December 31, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 320 pages

File size: 2.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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