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."
-- Ira Laefsky, Amazon.com

"As with any good teacher, this O’Reilly series attacks the material from a variety of angles. If you know it, or you’re a quick learner, you can breeze right through. If you’re like me, they try everything possible to make things comprehensible."
-- Dana Blankenhorn, Dana Blankenhorn & Paula Rooney, ZDNet.com

"This is an educational and entertaining guide, which present the material in an engaging manner. "
-- Nadia Russ, Wonderpedia

"...the ideal background text for high school and college students taking statistics seriously."
-- Michael Shaw, 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."
-- Brett Merkey, 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. "
-- John Bollinger, 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. "
-- Bob and Joy Schwabach, 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..."
-- Neil Davis, Amazon.co.uk

"Students will find it a stimulating, easy way to learn what is usually a dry topic. "
-- Diane C. Donovan, 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."
-- Michael L. Kleper, 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. "
-- Jerry Pournelle, 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! "
-- Mitch Wheat, Amazon.com



"This book will be an important tool for all students of the experimental sciences."
--Ira Laefsky, Amazon.com