Naked Statistics  Stripping the Dread from the Data
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

Naked Statistics Stripping the Dread from the Data


  • Author : Charles Wheelan
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2013-01-07
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393089820


Naked Statistics Stripping the Dread from the Data Book Description :

“Brilliant, funny . . . the best math teacher you never had.”—San Francisco Chronicle Once considered tedious, the field of statistics is rapidly evolving into a discipline Hal Varian, chief economist at Google, has actually called “sexy.” From batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research, the real-world application of statistics continues to grow by leaps and bounds. How can we catch schools that cheat on standardized tests? How does Netflix know which movies you’ll like? What is causing the rising incidence of autism? As best-selling author Charles Wheelan shows us in Naked Statistics, the right data and a few well-chosen statistical tools can help us answer these questions and more. For those who slept through Stats 101, this book is a lifesaver. Wheelan strips away the arcane and technical details and focuses on the underlying intuition that drives statistical analysis. He clarifies key concepts such as inference, correlation, and regression analysis, reveals how biased or careless parties can manipulate or misrepresent data, and shows us how brilliant and creative researchers are exploiting the valuable data from natural experiments to tackle thorny questions. And in Wheelan’s trademark style, there’s not a dull page in sight. You’ll encounter clever Schlitz Beer marketers leveraging basic probability, an International Sausage Festival illuminating the tenets of the central limit theorem, and a head-scratching choice from the famous game show Let’s Make a Deal—and you’ll come away with insights each time. With the wit, accessibility, and sheer fun that turned Naked Economics into a bestseller, Wheelan defies the odds yet again by bringing another essential, formerly unglamorous discipline to life.

Naked Statistics  Stripping the Dread from the Data
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

Naked Statistics Stripping the Dread from the Data


  • Author : Charles Wheelan
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release Date : 2014-01-13
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 039334777X


Naked Statistics Stripping the Dread from the Data Book Description :

“Brilliant, funny . . . the best math teacher you never had.”—San Francisco Chronicle Once considered tedious, the field of statistics is rapidly evolving into a discipline Hal Varian, chief economist at Google, has actually called “sexy.” From batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research, the real-world application of statistics continues to grow by leaps and bounds. How can we catch schools that cheat on standardized tests? How does Netflix know which movies you’ll like? What is causing the rising incidence of autism? As best-selling author Charles Wheelan shows us in Naked Statistics, the right data and a few well-chosen statistical tools can help us answer these questions and more. For those who slept through Stats 101, this book is a lifesaver. Wheelan strips away the arcane and technical details and focuses on the underlying intuition that drives statistical analysis. He clarifies key concepts such as inference, correlation, and regression analysis, reveals how biased or careless parties can manipulate or misrepresent data, and shows us how brilliant and creative researchers are exploiting the valuable data from natural experiments to tackle thorny questions. And in Wheelan’s trademark style, there’s not a dull page in sight. You’ll encounter clever Schlitz Beer marketers leveraging basic probability, an International Sausage Festival illuminating the tenets of the central limit theorem, and a head-scratching choice from the famous game show Let’s Make a Deal—and you’ll come away with insights each time. With the wit, accessibility, and sheer fun that turned Naked Economics into a bestseller, Wheelan defies the odds yet again by bringing another essential, formerly unglamorous discipline to life.

Naked Statistics  Stripping the Dread from the Data
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

Naked Statistics Stripping the Dread from the Data


  • Author : Charles Wheelan
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2013-01-07
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393071955


Naked Statistics Stripping the Dread from the Data Book Description :

Demystifies the study of statistics by stripping away the technical details to examine the underlying intuition essential for understanding statistical concepts.

Naked Economics  Undressing the Dismal Science  Fully Revised and Updated
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

Naked Economics Undressing the Dismal Science Fully Revised and Updated


  • Author : Charles Wheelan
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2010-04-19
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 0393079759


Naked Economics Undressing the Dismal Science Fully Revised and Updated Book Description :

"Clear, concise, informative, witty and, believe it or not, entertaining." —Chicago Tribune Finally! A book about economics that won’t put you to sleep. In fact, you won’t be able to put this bestseller down. In our challenging economic climate, this perennial favorite of students and general readers is more than a good read, it’s a necessary investment—with a blessedly sure rate of return. Demystifying buzzwords, laying bare the truths behind oft-quoted numbers, and answering the questions you were always too embarrassed to ask, the breezy Naked Economics gives readers the tools they need to engage with pleasure and confidence in the deeply relevant, not so dismal science. This revised and updated edition adds commentary on hot topics, including the current economic crisis, globalization, the economics of information, the intersection of economics and politics, and the history—and future—of the Federal Reserve.

The Art of Statistics

The Art of Statistics


  • Author : David Spiegelhalter
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2019-03-28
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780241258750


The Art of Statistics Book Description :

'This marvellous book will transform your relationship with the numbers that swirl all around us' TIM HARFORD, author of The Undercover Economist Statistics has played a leading role in our scientific understanding of the world for centuries, yet we are all familiar with the way statistical claims can be sensationalised, particularly in the media. In the age of big data, as data science becomes established as a discipline, a basic grasp of statistical literacy is more important than ever. In The Art of Statistics, David Spiegelhalter guides the reader through the essential principles we need in order to derive knowledge from data. Drawing on real world problems to introduce conceptual issues, he shows us how statistics can help us determine the luckiest passenger on the Titanic, whether serial killer Harold Shipman could have been caught earlier, and if screening for ovarian cancer is beneficial. How many trees are there on the planet? Do busier hospitals have higher survival rates? Why do old men have big ears? Spiegelhalter reveals the answers to these and many other questions - questions that can only be addressed using statistical science. 'Shines a light on how we can use the ever-growing deluge of data to improve our understanding of the world' NATURE 'There is something in here for everyone ... A call to arms for greater societal data literacy' FINANCIAL TIMES

Data Science For Dummies

Data Science For Dummies


  • Author : Lillian Pierson
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2017-03-06
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119327639


Data Science For Dummies Book Description :

Discover how data science can help you gain in-depth insight into your business - the easy way! Jobs in data science abound, but few people have the data science skills needed to fill these increasingly important roles. Data Science For Dummies is the perfect starting point for IT professionals and students who want a quick primer on all areas of the expansive data science space. With a focus on business cases, the book explores topics in big data, data science, and data engineering, and how these three areas are combined to produce tremendous value. If you want to pick-up the skills you need to begin a new career or initiate a new project, reading this book will help you understand what technologies, programming languages, and mathematical methods on which to focus. While this book serves as a wildly fantastic guide through the broad, sometimes intimidating field of big data and data science, it is not an instruction manual for hands-on implementation. Here’s what to expect: Provides a background in big data and data engineering before moving on to data science and how it's applied to generate value Includes coverage of big data frameworks like Hadoop, MapReduce, Spark, MPP platforms, and NoSQL Explains machine learning and many of its algorithms as well as artificial intelligence and the evolution of the Internet of Things Details data visualization techniques that can be used to showcase, summarize, and communicate the data insights you generate It's a big, big data world out there—let Data Science For Dummies help you harness its power and gain a competitive edge for your organization.

How to Tell the Liars from the Statisticians

How to Tell the Liars from the Statisticians


  • Author : Hooke
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 1983-03-09
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 0824718178


How to Tell the Liars from the Statisticians Book Description :

This book shows how statistical reasoning affects all aspects of our lives. It touches on drug testing, discrimination, sports, political polls, compulsive gambling, gun detectors, cancer research, crime and punishment, opinion surveys, advertising, mass production, and doctors' waiting rooms.

Chances Are

Chances Are


  • Author : Steve Slavin
  • Publisher : Madison Books
  • Release Date : 1998-06-18
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781461622932


Chances Are Book Description :

Chances Are is the first book to make statistics accessible to everyone, regardless of how much math you remember from school.

The Certified Criminal Investigator Body of Knowledge

The Certified Criminal Investigator Body of Knowledge


  • Author : American College of Forensic Examiners Institute
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2016-02-24
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 539
  • ISBN 10 : 9781498782647


The Certified Criminal Investigator Body of Knowledge Book Description :

Criminal investigators have a long list of duties. They must identify and secure a crime scene, conduct interviews of witnesses and victims, interrogate suspects, identify and properly collect evidence, and establish and maintain a chain of custody. Once an investigation is underway, the criminal investigator must demonstrate thorough knowledge of investigative techniques for misdemeanors or felonies and for violent or nonviolent crimes. The criminal investigator must also accurately and unbiasedly document each step in the investigative process as well as be proficient at testifying in a trial. The Certified Criminal Investigator Body of Knowledge prepares candidates for the Certified Criminal Investigator®, CCI® program, the first open source, peer-reviewed credential in the world. The program sets standards for criminal investigation in a time when certification for investigators is crucial to filling gaps in the field. This book covers all aspects of the criminal investigation process to enable candidates to meet the requirements of the program. It reviews the history and development of forensic studies, ethical behavior of the investigator, evidence collection and preservation, investigation management, and courtroom demeanor and testimony. Fulfilling a need for standardization of knowledge and competency in criminal investigation education, The Certified Criminal Investigator Body of Knowledge provides a thorough resource for the candidate preparing to become a criminal investigator. It also serves as a handy reference for the professional working through an investigation.