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    DescriptionAudie Award Finalist, Business/Educational, 2013 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 bestselling 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 audiobook 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. 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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    Naked Statistics
    Stripping the Dread from the Data
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Charles Wheelan, Performed by Jonathan Davis
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 170 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 68 g
    ISBN 13: 9781480590182
    ISBN 10: 1480590185

    BIC E4L: MAT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.8
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    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: PBT
    B&T General Subject: 710
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    Libri: I-JN
    LC classification: QA
    BISAC V2.8: MAT029000
    Abridged Dewey: 519
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    Publication date
    27 May 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Grand Haven, Michigan