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The Layman's Guide to Making Sense of…

The Layman's Guide to Making Sense of Statistics

by John L. Campbell

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0533160189, Paperback)

Statistics has permeated every aspect of our lives it shapes our attitudes and determines the things we buy. Statistics are so difficult to avoid that John L. Campbell has written this educational easy-to-read book so that the average person can become statistically literate. This book is also for professionals who have forgotten, or never had taken, statistics and now find they must know its concepts fairly well in their jobs, though not needing to know its techniques well enough to perform calculations with them. Finally, this book can serve as a conceptual prelude to studying introductory statistics text-books. The author outlines the historical foundations of statistics and then proceeds with crystal clear discussions of the nature of statistics, the analysis of data, sampling methods, and the growing use of statistics. He advises the reader to question statistics that are vague or overly precise. An understanding of statistics, Campbell insists, is indispensable in today's world. Perhaps the only book on statistics that does not contain a single equation/formula, graph, or table of data, it is the author's hope that this book will contribute to statistical literacy.

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