- Series: Pelican
- Paperback: 480 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books (June 30, 1952)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0140202366
- ISBN-13: 978-0140202366
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,548,271 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Facts from Figures (Pelican) Paperback – June 1, 1952
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co-author of the P-Stat package, when I asked him where I could
get a good introductory text. I went and bought it and I've used
it countless times for reference and guidance. Unquestionably the
best book on introductory stats ever written.
Despite its age, its examples remain forever pertinent (after all, a standard error on the standard deviation of a sample of measurements on boys' heights, weights and examination marks remains the same in the 1990s).
The publisher should (hint, hint) talk Mr. Moroney into the task or find a qualified author to revise the text and bring it up to date. For example, I'd like to see a book like this discuss meta-analysis of statistical studies. Then one would find out if this technique was a breakthrough or rubbish.
I used this book when taking an engineering science degree in England nearly 40 years ago, and always found it fascinating. I lost it in the intervening years and was delighted to eventually find it at Amazon.com; I ordered five copies as I want everyone in my family to have one!
What Moroney was particularly good at was explaining common fallacies, and using colorful examples to make the point. The book is also laid out in a logical way, and the language is clear.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A very readable book on basics of statistics from a layman point of view. A little verbose at placesPublished 18 months ago by G. S. Kumar
It is a book I had already used a lot for the last 40 years in my job. However, probably for having been used like that, it went missing.Published 23 months ago by PAC
I read Moroney's Facts from Figures during my undergraduate days (more than fifty years ago), and it still happens that I take it from the shelf, give it a loving glance and pat... Read morePublished on July 8, 2012 by Ferdinand Linthoe Næshagen