“Brilliant, funny . . . the best math teacher you never had.”—San Francisco Chronicle
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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A delightful, informative guide to an often-intimidating subject.Read Full Review of Naked Statistics: Stripping t... | See more reviews from Kirkus
Mr. Wheelan deftly whisks you through mean distributions and standard errors...Read Full Review of Naked Statistics: Stripping t... | See more reviews from NY Times
Wheelan’s relatively mathless real world examples...and wry style—heavily seasoned with pop culture references—make for a fun and illuminating read.Read Full Review of Naked Statistics: Stripping t... | See more reviews from Publishers Weekly
The presentation is easy to read and understand for a wide constituency of readers in academe, the professions and the general public.Read Full Review of Naked Statistics: Stripping t... | See more reviews from Blog Critics
“Naked Statistics” is a revealing look at statistics’ bare essentials.Read Full Review of Naked Statistics: Stripping t... | See more reviews from The Economist
...throughout most of the book he presents standard statistics as the way to get right answers. In many cases, however, statistics stripped of its mysteries turns out to be an emperor with no clothes.Read Full Review of Naked Statistics: Stripping t...
It’s hard to say whether this book will cause anyone uncomfortable with tricky math to do a 180.Read Full Review of Naked Statistics: Stripping t...
His methods may not be to everyone's taste, but if you embrace rather than resist (my initial urge), then you will be enlightened and entertained in equal measure...Read Full Review of Naked Statistics: Stripping t...
With a dollop of corny jokes and just a dash of math, Charles Wheelan...offers a conversational introduction to the concepts you need to understand...Read Full Review of Naked Statistics: Stripping t...
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