Very engaging.

There are 3 categories of readers who would enjoy or benefit from this book:

  1. People who are generally curious about things and want to know why someone might say that statistics is becoming ‘sexy’.

  2. People who are just starting a statistics 101 class, or are about to, and would like some motivation.

  3. People who know a fair bit about statistics but who would like a little perspective and history.

Wheelan, as advertised, is an entertaining writer who sort of draws you in with little stories of statistical mysteries, mistakes, and deceptions. It’s a fairly easy read, and you won’t know much statistics by the end of the book, but I think you’ll understand why it’s an important field.



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Metadata Info

  • Title: Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data
  • Author: Charles Wheelan
  • Published: 2012
  • ISBN: 0393071952
  • Buy: Amazon search
  • Check out: Seattle library
  • Rating: 4.0 stars