Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
|New from||Used from|
While a great measure of the book’s appeal comes from Mr. Wheelan’s fluent style―a natural comedian, he is truly the Dave Barry of the coin toss set―the rest comes from his multiple real world examples illustrating exactly why even the most reluctant mathophobe is well advised to achieve a personal understanding of the statistical underpinnings of life. (New York Times)
The best math teacher you never had. [Naked Statistics] is filled with practical lessons, like how to judge the validity of polls, why you should never buy a lottery ticket, and how to keep an eye out for red flags in public statements. (San Francisco Chronicle)
Naked Statistics is an apt title. Charles Wheelan strips away the superfluous outer garments and exposes the underlying beauty of the subject in a way that everyone can appreciate. (Hal Varian, chief economist at Google)
I cannot stress enough the importance of Americans’ need to understand statistics―the basis for a great deal of what we hear and read these days―and I cannot stress enough the value of Wheelan’s book in giving readers an approachable avenue to understanding statistics. Almost anyone interested in sports, politics, business, and the myriad of other areas in which statistics rule the roost today will benefit from this highly readable, on-target, and important book. (Frank Newport, Gallup editor-in-chief)
A fun, engaging book that shows why statistics is a vital tool for anyone who wants to understand the modern world. (Jacob J. Goldstein, "Planet Money" on NPR)
Are you one of those who dread statistics? Fear no more. Charles Wheelan’s Naked Statistics explains the intuition behind the various statistical concepts we use in an easy and accessible way. (Raghuram Rajan, author of Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy)
Two phrases you don’t often see together: ‘statistics primer’ and ‘rollicking good time.’ Until Charlie Wheelan got to it, that is. This book explains the way statistical ideas can help you understand much of everyday life. (Austan Goolsbee, professor of economics at the University of Chicago and former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers)
Charles Wheelan is the author of several books, including the bestsellers Naked Economics and Naked Statistics. He teaches public policy at Dartmouth College and lives in Hanover with his family.
i can only comment on the explanation of the Monty Hall problem which i have read any discussions of and taught for years and it is by far, the best explanation i have ever seen.Published 1 day ago by naive theorist
This book is absolutely fantastic. I read a lot, and this book captivates you from the moment you pick it up. Read morePublished 4 days ago by a smart shopper
This is a very enjoyable read despite being required for my college political science class. Very inexpensive and easy to carry around!Published 9 days ago by Julie
This book is great for people who want to learn about statistics. It is an easy read filled with humor.Published 19 days ago by Cathy W.
Great read for anyone interested in the intersection of data and human behavior. Engaging, funny and relevant insight into using statistics to observe behaviors, identify patterns... Read morePublished 26 days ago by Michelle
This book was a companion text to my PSY Stat's class. Wonderful read. Perfect introduction to statistics for the lay person.Published 1 month ago by Adam D. Perry
Excellent plain-english explanation of statistics. I saw this when I purchased Wheelan's economics book (which I also love). Read morePublished 1 month ago by C. Townsend