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Once thought of tedious, the sphere of facts is swiftly evolving right into a self-discipline Hal Varian, leader economist at Google, has truly known as "sexy". From batting averages and political polls to video game indicates and clinical examine, the real-world software of information keeps to develop via leaps and limits. How will we seize faculties that cheat on standardized assessments? How does Netflix understand which videos you are going to like? what's inflicting the emerging occurrence of autism? As best-selling writer Charles Wheelan indicates us in Naked Statistics, the best information and some well-chosen statistical instruments may help us resolution those questions and extra.
For those that slept via Stats one hundred and one, this ebook is a lifesaver. Wheelan strips away the arcane and technical information and makes a speciality of the underlying instinct that drives statistical research. He clarifies key strategies comparable to inference, correlation, and regression research, unearths how biased or careless events can manage or misrepresent facts, and exhibits us how magnificent and artistic researchers are exploiting the dear facts from typical experiments to take on thorny questions.
You'll come across smart Schlitz Beer dealers leveraging easy likelihood, a global Sausage competition illuminating the tenets of the critical restrict theorem, and a head-scratching selection from the well-known video game convey Let's Make a Deal - and you may come away with insights every time. With the wit, accessibility, and sheer enjoyable that became Naked Economics right into a most sensible vendor, Wheelan defies the percentages over again by way of bringing one other crucial, previously unglamorous self-discipline to life.
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