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    DescriptionThe field of statistics is rapidly transforming into a discipline that Hal Varian at Google has called "sexy". And with good reason - from batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research - the real-world application of statistics is growing by leaps and bounds. In Naked Statistics, Charles Wheelan strips away the arcane and technical details to get at the underlying intuition that is key to understanding the power of statistical concepts. Tackling a wide-ranging set of problems, he demonstrates how statistics can be used to look at questions that are important and relevant to us today. With the trademark wit, accessibility and fun that made Naked Economics a bestseller, Wheelan brings another essential discipline to life with a one-in-a-million statistics book that you will read for pleasure.


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    Title
    Naked Statistics
    Subtitle
    Stripping the Dread from the Data
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Charles Wheelan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780393347777
    ISBN 10: 039334777X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ECO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: PBT
    DC22: 519.5
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Libri: ENGM4540
    Ingram Subject Code: MA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26280
    BIC subject category V2: KCHS
    BISAC V2.8: MAT029000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A51180000, A30200000
    Libri: STAT4000
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 330.015195
    LC classification: QA276 .W458 2014
    Thema V1.0: PBT, KCH
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    figures
    Publisher
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    18 February 2014
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Charles Wheelan teaches at Dartmouth College and is the author of the internationally best-selling Naked Economics (ISBN 978 0 393 33764 8).
    Review quote
    "...his [Wheelan's] style is innovative and often witty." New Scientist "...a very well-executed attack on the dread of statistics by Wheelan. He is a likeable assailant, who has employed some clever and interesting examples in his onslaught...you will be enlightened and entertained in equal measure." THE "Charles Wheelan...does something unique here: he makes statistics interesting and fun. His book strips the subject of its complexity to expose the sexy stuff underneath...The results work wonderfully." The Economist "In a world driven by data, uses - and abuses - of statistics are ever increasing. For non-specialists wanting to understand why, this book is not a bad place to start." BBC Focus