Cartoon Guide to Statistics

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Harper Collins, Jul 14, 1993 - Study Aids - 240 pages
If you have ever looked for P-values by shopping at P mart, tried to watch the Bernoulli Trails on "People's Court," or think that the standard deviation is a criminal offense in six states, then you need The Cartoon Guide to Statistics to put you on the road to statistical literacy.

The Cartoon Guide to Statistics covers all the central ideas of modern statistics: the summary and display of data, probability in gambling and medicine, random variables, Bernoulli Trails, the Central Limit Theorem, hypothesis testing, confidence interval estimation, and much more—all explained in simple, clear, and yes, funny illustrations. Never again will you order the Poisson Distribution in a French restaurant!

 

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This was my introduction to Gonick's "comic" textbooks. As a stats text, it can claim something others can't: it's entertaining. This trait doesn't interfere with the book's ability to teach ... Read full review

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Ive wanted this book for awhile as I dig the whole cartoon guide to series concept examples of others are genetics physics and sex and when I saw it was eight bucks on Overstock I ordered it. It ... Read full review

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Larry Gonick has been creating comics that explain history, science, and other big subjects for more than forty years. He wrote his first guide, Blood from a Stone: A Cartoon Guide to Tax Reform, in 1977. He has been a calculus instructor at Harvard (where he earned his BA and MA in mathematics) and a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT, and he is staff cartoonist for Muse magazine.

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