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My Least Favorite of Four Statistics Books
on November 23, 2015
I do not care for this statistics textbook. If you are unfortunate enough to be using this book in conjunction with a professor who rambles about unrelated topics in class, you will see how poor a job the book does of equipping you to do problems on your own. (I have had one incidence of actually working a problem all the way through in lecture and am almost finished with the semester.) I have taken statistics classes in the past (two general classes, one psychology class) and maintained high grades, so I believe that the problem is not just with me. The chapters lack clear, easy to understand and follow examples worked from beginning to end. Along the same lines, the questions at the end of each chapter provide answers in the back for odd-numbered questions, BUT there are usually not multiples of the same kind of question, leaving the student without the option of working a similar problem, checking in the back of the book, and then moving on with confidence to the actual problem assigned as homework. I have spent most of the semester watching lectures on youtube to get the information I need.