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Re: Looking for a good book on statistics Quintal

Posted by Racer on August 5, 2007, at 1:06:37

In reply to Looking for a good book on statistics, posted by Quintal on August 5, 2007, at 0:48:58

I'm not familiar with any books about statistics other than my textbooks, but a quick Amazon search led to "How to Lie with Statistics," which would probably be helpful -- it should show some of the pitfalls to avoid in reading studies. And there is a "Statistics for Dummies" book, too.

As far as recommendations, though, I very strongly recommend Ian Stewart -- his writing is remarkably accessible for non-mathematics types. In fact, he's a charming and engaging writer, who also manages to explain concepts that I haven't managed to "get" from other sources. Including the maths classes I've taken. "Concepts of Modern Mathematics," "Does God Play Dice," "What is Mathematics," "Game, Set, and Math," and many other titles. In fact, I had to stop searching Amazon for him, because I can't afford to buy any more books right now!

Another possibility for you, if you choose to try it, is to babblemail me with specific questions. I'm a dork, so I can probably answer a fair number of them...




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