on 16 January 2012
This book takes on some pretty tough and complicated statistical concepts and makes them truly easy to understand and practical to actually do yourself. It is the filter which makes the truly theoretical books on the matter palatable and understandable. I passed my exams on the topic and it would not have been possible without this book as a backup to the "difficult" ones.
Only downside is the long list of errata (check the website!), the book could for sure have done with better editing before going to press.