The Cartoon Introduction to Statistics

The Cartoon Introduction to Statistics

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By (author) Grady Klein, By (author) Alan Dabney

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  • Publisher: Hill & Wang
  • Format: Hardback | 225 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 251mm x 28mm | 590g
  • Publication date: 2 July 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0809033666
  • ISBN 13: 9780809033669
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,150,148

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"The Cartoon Introduction to Statistics" is the most imaginative and accessible introductory statistics course you'll ever take. Employing an irresistible cast of dragon-riding Vikings, lizard-throwing giants, and feuding aliens, the renowned illustrator Grady Klein and the award-winning statistician Alan Dabney teach you how to collect reliable data, make confident statements based on limited information, and judge the usefulness of polls and the other numbers that you're bombarded with every day. If you want to go beyond the basics, they've created the ultimate resource: "The Math Cave," where they reveal the more advanced formulas and concepts. Timely, authoritative, and hilarious, "The Cartoon Introduction to Statistics" is an essential guide for anyone who wants to better navigate our data-driven world.

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Grady Klein is a cartoonist, an illustrator, and an animator. He is the coauthor and illustrator of "The Cartoon Introduction to Economics: Volume One: Microeconomics" and "The Cartoon Introduction to Economics: Volume Two: Macroeconomics," and the creator of the Lost Colony series of graphic novels. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey, with his wife and two children. Alan Dabney, Ph.D., is an award-winning associate professor of statistics at Texas A&M University. He lives in College Station, Texas, with his wife and three children.

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Praise for "The Cartoon Introduction to Economics: Volume Two ""The major concepts of macroeconomics are broken down with wit, verve, and clarity . . . This clever, lucid, and lighthearted book is a godsend to anyone who needs a simple but complete primer on the ins and outs of economics." --"Publishers Weekly"