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Naked statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data by Charles Wheelan 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.
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In his book, Naked Statistics, Charles Wheelan strips away the arcane and technical details to get at the underlying intuition that is so key to understanding the power of statistical concepts. 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? Statistics can be used to tackle these questions and others that are incredibly important and relevant to us today. With the trademark wit, accessibility, and sheer fun that turned Naked Economics into a bestseller, Wheelan brings another essential discipline to life with that one-in-a-million statistics book that you'll read for pleasure. Books for sale courtesy of Subterranean Books. In the Carnegie Room. Funded by the Coffin Endowment. (KarenElissa)… (mais)
Charles Wheelan - Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data
Wheelan’s Naked Economics made the dismal science user-friendly; here, he does the same for statistics. Showing how stats are becoming ever more crucial in political, medical, and commercial arenas, the book replaces the technical and the arcane with a winning enthusiasm and wit, turning this into a subject that’s fun to read about.
This collection of refreshingly honest advice and observations is the antidote to those cotton-candy platitudes that are all too familiar to anyone who 's ever worn a mortarboard. Armed with a PhD in public policy, many years of experience in social science research, and perhaps most important good-natured humor, Wheelan offers up 10 head-turning aphorisms on happiness and success that anyone staring down the barrel of graduation needs to hear but probably hasn't heard yet. Celebrated New Yorker cartoonist Peter Steiner adds a touch of whimsy with his irreverent illustrations sprinkled throughout.
Charles Wheelan is a senior lecturer in the Harris School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago. He has served as the Midwest correspondent for The Economist, an economics and finance correspondent for WBEZ Chicago Public Radio, an adjunct lecturer at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, and most recently as director of policy and communications for Chicago Metropolis 2020. In 2002, Wheelan wrote Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science, which, according to the W.W. Norton catalog, "makes up for all of those Econ 101 lectures you slept through (or avoided) in college, demystifying key concepts, laying bare the truths behind the numbers, and answering those questions you have always been too embarrassed to ask."
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