Cartoon Guide to Statistics

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HarperCollins, Jul 14, 1993 - Study Aids - 240 pages
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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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Review: The Cartoon Guide to Statistics (Cartoon Guides)

User Review  - Brian - Goodreads

(4.0) Actually not a bad refresher reference I don't think anyone would learn statistics from this one, but it actually does pack in a fair amount of justification/explication in addition to some of ... Read full review

Review: The Cartoon Guide to Statistics (Cartoon Guides)

User Review  - Ryan - Goodreads

Gonick as always finds a clear, clever way to present the material he's given. Somehow, this ended up being even more mathematical than the Cartoon Guide to Physics, but suffered from typos and ... 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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