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Too much verbiage, not enough interaction.
on August 19, 2013
As much as I appreciate the attempt to write a book on statistics for the social science field that is easier and relevant, I think this book falls short. Having taken a class in psychological statistics, college algebra and trigonometry and finite math, I assumed this book would be fairly self-explanatory and straightforward. However, I found myself continually lost in explanations and jargon. What would have made this book better is that it be converted into or accompanied by a workbook. Math, in any field, that is written in "textbook format" loses the student by too much verbiage and not enough interaction.