Statistics For Dummies Paperback – 19 Sep 2003
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"…it would certainly help many students, particularly those on service courses, to grasp the concepts and see the wider picture." (MSOR Newsletter, September 2007)
From the Back Cover
Work through real–world problems
From mean to median to probability understand the terms and crunch the numbers with ease
Stymied by statistics? No fear this friendly guide offers clear, practical explanations of statistical ideas, techniques, formulas, and calculations, with lots of examples that show how these concepts apply to your everyday life. Youll see how to take the margin of error out of opinion polls and how to analyze and interpret data for improved classroom or on–the–job performance.
The Dummies Way
- Explanations in plain English
- "Get in, get out" information
- Icons and other navigational aids
- Tear–out cheat sheet
- Top ten lists
- A dash of humor and fun
Discover how to:
- Interpret and critique graphs and charts
- Determine the odds with probability
- Guesstimate with confidence using confidence intervals
- Set up and carry out a hypothesis test
- Compute statistical formulas
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Top Customer Reviews
Approximately one year ago I was at a complete loss on a problematic report I was developing in a peace of software, a co-worker recommended I read the Statistics for Dummies and lent me his book. That evening I glanced over the book to quickly locate exactly what was required. The following morning I solved the problem within 30 minutes. I was so taken back with the transparency of the descriptions and straightforwardness of the explanations in the book I acquired a copy for myself on Amazon that very week.
This book lives not on the shelf but on my desk at hand with a select few.
I am at this time here on Amazon looking to acquire a further copy to exchange my original paperback which is now a little scruffy so while here I thought a quick review was well warranted.
Final note, if you’re a student or an accountant, an educator or a developer or anyone whom needs to use statistics I highly recommend this book to you.
Statistics are actuality extremely straightforward when explained by someone who truly understands them such as Deborah Rumsey the author of this excellent and easy to understand book.
Good value for money. I recommend for those who don't know a thing about statistics.
Methods to work out problems (including formulas to use)and selected activities would have turned this from an overview type book to one where the reader felt they had accomplished a real sense of understanding and ability to apply methods to real-life problems. For example, the probability section could have included more about how to work out a range of different queries for instance what are the odds that when rolling 2 dice the total is 6 or, what is the probability that the total is 6 after 3 rolls of the dice?
The book is ok-I was just left with wanting more information and detail.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
great book helped with the areas i needed for my exam and is a brilliant revision tool for simplifying complex areas of stats.Published on 2 Jan. 2014 by Samantha
As with most Dummy books an excellent book if you want to quickly revise your knowledge of statistics. Read morePublished on 25 Oct. 2013 by JHvW
wow.it really is for dummies...OK book if your after a really basic overview of simple statistic principles, but definitely to dumbed down if you want a book showing the basics on... Read morePublished on 16 July 2011 by ani
Who would have thought that the understanding and application of statisitics could be influenced by 'americanisms'?
Some of the worked examples lack detail. Read more
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