- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1119 KB
- Print Length: 78 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Capara Books; 3 edition (22 Oct. 2011)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005YOL2Z4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 59 customer reviews
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- #5 in Kindle Store > Books > Nonfiction > Politics & Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Statistics
- #9 in Kindle Store > Books > Nonfiction > Science & Maths > Mathematics > Applied > Probability & Statistics
- #93 in Books > Society, Politics & Philosophy > Social Sciences > Methodology & Research > Statistics & Research
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Top customer reviews
"This book I've just got off Amazon"
"What's it about?"
"Are you sure?"
Basically this is the first book on stats that's made me laugh (or at least snort a few times). Of course it's not a deep scientific textbook (being only 54 pages long) - this is more in the mould of "How to Lie with Statistics". Uri Bram uses humour and a great conversational style to get across useful and important concepts in a memorable way. And I stress the "memorable" bit because I now see the need to be on guard from lazy thinking or unintentional abuse of statistics in our normal day-day lives. A super little tome!
Answer these 3 questions to see if you should read the book:
As a boss if you mostly hear positive feedback from your employees, does that mean that your employees are generally satisfied with you?
Is it a good indicator of the overall low prices of an insurance company that people who switched to it saved £X?
A test for a rare disease detects the disease 99% of the time, and it correctly identifies the lack of it 99% of the time. If you test positive, does that mean you almost certainly have the disease? (like 99%)
If you answered yes to any of the above, then you must read this, if you can rigorously explain why the answer is no, then you probably don't.
(Unfortunately), he wanted to be a bit non-controversial, so he used a bit mundane examples rather than the ones we encounter in advertisement all the time. However he made up for that in the book recommendations.
Most recent customer reviews
I liked this book, it is quite short, so accessible.
It covers the stuff outside the hard core statistical algebra so is great supplemental reading to detailed courses or text... Read more
Being a statistician by training I find this books lacks more fully developed formulas and calculations but for the complete beginner it has the quality of explaining some... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Philippe THEROND
Short but concise covering three main topics / themes in a user friendly way.Published 11 months ago by Daniel R.
Brilliant, read this on the bus home and bored the pants off my friends...... But highly recommended for scholars and those who get wound up watching the newsPublished 13 months ago by Patrick C.
This is an amazing introduction book. Uri makes concepts entertaining. short read!Published 13 months ago by Dr. Pip Griffiths
Before you buy this, please 'look inside' and read the introduction. Really. I regret I didn't. The humour other referrers are applauding doesn't do it for me - I found the writing... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Joris
This is a nice little book about statistics. Is it written for normal people rather than statisticians, and thus has very few numbers and quite a few cartoons. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Kindle Customer
'Any fool can make something complex, it takes a genius to make it simple' - I never thought I'd see the day I found myself hysterically laughing at a maths book. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Patrick Walsh
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