Naked Statistics Stripping the Dread from the Data

“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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  • Author : Charles Wheelan
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 302 pages
  • ISBN : 0393089827
  • Rating : 4/5 from 10 reviews
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Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data

Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data
  • Author : Charles Wheelan
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 07 January 2013
GET THIS BOOKNaked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data

“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

Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data

Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data
  • Author : Charles Wheelan
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release : 13 January 2014
GET THIS BOOKNaked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data

“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

Naked Money

Naked Money
  • Author : Charles Wheelan
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release : 11 April 2017
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"The best-selling author of Naked Statistics and Naked Economics explores the colorful world of money and banking to answer such questions as how money creation is used to counter financial crises, why the shared European currency has caused so much trouble and how Bitcoin will impact the future."--NoveList.

The Art of Statistics

The Art of Statistics
  • Author : David Spiegelhalter
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 28 March 2019
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'A statistical national treasure' Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2 'Required reading for all politicians, journalists, medics and anyone who tries to influence people (or is influenced) by statistics. A tour de force' Popular Science Do busier hospitals have higher survival rates? How many trees are there on the planet? Why do old men have big ears? David Spiegelhalter reveals the answers to these and many other questions - questions that can only be addressed using statistical science. Statistics has played a

Head First Statistics

Head First Statistics
  • Author : Dawn Griffiths
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Release : 26 August 2008
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A comprehensive introduction to statistics that teaches the fundamentals with real-life scenarios, and covers histograms, quartiles, probability, Bayes' theorem, predictions, approximations, random samples, and related topics.

Bayesian Statistics the Fun Way

Bayesian Statistics the Fun Way
  • Author : Will Kurt
  • Publisher : No Starch Press
  • Release : 16 July 2019
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Fun guide to learning Bayesian statistics and probability through unusual and illustrative examples. Probability and statistics are increasingly important in a huge range of professions. But many people use data in ways they don't even understand, meaning they aren't getting the most from it. Bayesian Statistics the Fun Way will change that. This book will give you a complete understanding of Bayesian statistics through simple explanations and un-boring examples. Find out the probability of UFOs landing in your garden, how

Getting Started with Data Science

Getting Started with Data Science
  • Author : Murtaza Haider
  • Publisher : IBM Press
  • Release : 14 December 2015
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Master Data Analytics Hands-On by Solving Fascinating Problems You’ll Actually Enjoy! Harvard Business Review recently called data science “The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century.” It’s not just sexy: For millions of managers, analysts, and students who need to solve real business problems, it’s indispensable. Unfortunately, there’s been nothing easy about learning data science–until now. Getting Started with Data Science takes its inspiration from worldwide best-sellers like Freakonomics and Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers: It teaches

The Signal and the Noise

The Signal and the Noise
  • Author : Nate Silver
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 27 September 2012
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UPDATED FOR 2020 WITH A NEW PREFACE BY NATE SILVER "One of the more momentous books of the decade." —The New York Times Book Review Nate Silver built an innovative system for predicting baseball performance, predicted the 2008 election within a hair’s breadth, and became a national sensation as a blogger—all by the time he was thirty. He solidified his standing as the nation's foremost political forecaster with his near perfect prediction of the 2012 election. Silver is the founder and

How to Lie with Statistics

How to Lie with Statistics
  • Author : Darrell Huff
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 07 December 2010
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If you want to outsmart a crook, learn his tricks—Darrell Huff explains exactly how in the classic How to Lie with Statistics. From distorted graphs and biased samples to misleading averages, there are countless statistical dodges that lend cover to anyone with an ax to grind or a product to sell. With abundant examples and illustrations, Darrell Huff’s lively and engaging primer clarifies the basic principles of statistics and explains how they’re used to present information in

Chances Are

Chances Are
  • Author : Steve Slavin
  • Publisher : Madison Books
  • Release : 18 June 1998
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Chances Are is the first book to make statistics accessible to everyone, regardless of how much math you remember from school.

Statistics Done Wrong

Statistics Done Wrong
  • Author : Alex Reinhart
  • Publisher : No Starch Press
  • Release : 01 March 2015
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Scientific progress depends on good research, and good research needs good statistics. But statistical analysis is tricky to get right, even for the best and brightest of us. You'd be surprised how many scientists are doing it wrong. Statistics Done Wrong is a pithy, essential guide to statistical blunders in modern science that will show you how to keep your research blunder-free. You'll examine embarrassing errors and omissions in recent research, learn about the misconceptions and scientific politics that allow

We Came, We Saw, We Left: A Family Gap Year

We Came, We Saw, We Left: A Family Gap Year
  • Author : Charles Wheelan
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 26 January 2021
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Charlie Wheelan and his family do what others dream of: They take a year off to travel the world. This is their story. What would happen if you quit your life for a year? In a pre–COVID-19 world, the Wheelan family decided to find out; leaving behind work, school, and even the family dogs to travel the world on a modest budget. Equal parts "how-to" and "how-not-to"—and with an eye toward a world emerging from a pandemic—We