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I Wish this Book Had Been Available When I Learned Statistics!
on June 27, 2005
Even You Can Learn Statistics is as user friendly as a book can possibly be on this subject.
If you cannot bear to look at an equation, you can avoid those with this book.
If you learn best by doing, the book is filled with instructions for how to do practice problems using either Excel or a TI 83 or 84 calculator.
If you like to test your understanding of material, each chapter comes with a quiz to help you see what you grasped and what you missed.
I was particularly impressed by the breadth of coverage in the book. Almost any statistical term you've heard of or could bump into is covered somewhere in the book.
And for those who like math, there are simple sections showing the equations involved. But these sections are optional for those who prefer to avoid math.
In addition, the authors clearly favor the idea of keeping it simple. I cannot imagine conveying these ideas in any simpler or more complete way than here.
The book is also a great value.
Even if your professor or boss insisted you buy a standard text on the subject, get this one to help you really learn to apply statistics. It can make a world of difference!