Media praise for Head First Statistics
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"Unlike other easy to learn statistics primers, it provides a real introduction to experimental design, as well as being a drill and practice cookbook for test preparation. This book will be an important tool for all students of the experimental sciences."
-- , Amazon.com
"As with any good teacher, this OReilly series attacks the material from a variety of angles. If you know it, or youre a quick learner, you can breeze right through. If youre like me, they try everything possible to make things comprehensible."
-- , Dana Blankenhorn & Paula Rooney, ZDNet.com
"This is an educational and entertaining guide, which present the material in an engaging manner. "
-- , Wonderpedia
"...the ideal background text for high school and college students taking statistics seriously."
-- , Macintosh Users East (MaUsE)
"This book covers the full range of topics dealt with in first-year statistics. If only it really *were* the textbook used, statistics would be more firmly set as a common skill -- and Wall Street would be much more circumspect in how it pleads poverty."
-- , Amazon.com
"This book has considerable more meat than a Dummies or Idiots offering while maintaining the fun and readability that have drawn so many people to that genre. "
-- , The Capital Growth Letter
"Don't know the difference between the mean, the median and the average? Don't worry, hardly anybody does. But you'll learn about it here all right. "
-- , On Computers
"...if you are after a tutorial it will cover not only the topics you need but in a format that makes learning a pleasure..."
-- , Amazon.co.uk
"Students will find it a stimulating, easy way to learn what is usually a dry topic. "
-- , California Bookwatch: The Science Shelf
"The study of statistics can be dry and difficult, but not with this non-intimidating, heavily illustrated, and entertaining guide. The author uses real-world examples, stories, and puzzles to engage the reader with the content equivalent to a first-year high school or college statistics course. The book is different, and, for the beginner, better than any statistics textbook."
-- , The Kleper Report on Digital Publishing
"This one is about as good as any I have seen in wide use, and it goes a lot further than the silly statistics cookbooks that are usually used in social science statistics courses. It's also a lot more readable, and the examples are a lot more relevant, than the typical mathematics department statistics textbook. All in all, if the breezy style doesn't turn you off, and you want a working knowledge of statistical tools which you can apply to marketing research or other practical matters, this may be the book for you. It's complete, it's accurate, and it's clear. "
-- , Chaos Manor
"I challenge anyone to find a better book for learning basic probability and statistics! ...This book is clearly a labour of love, as it is a low effort and fun way to learn probability and statistics! "
-- , Amazon.com