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Alright, but newer editions are much better
on 5 September 2017
Having owned a later edition of this book throughout university and turned to it as my guide for all things statistics, when I found myself in need of a stats refresher crash course this was my first port of call (still kicking myself for giving my original copy away). However, if you want this book I'd really recommend getting a later edition - the one I ordered was the first edition (year 2000) and you can really see the difference. Later versions have much more basic statistics grounding earlier on in the book, better explanations, more logical ordering, better diagrams and practice questions/self tests at the end of chapters to consolidate learning. The old edition, while usable and better than nothing, really can't compare. Had I known quite how many improvements had been made I might well have payed the extra to get a later version.