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Bought for supplemental information in a Stat class
Reviewed in the United States on April 17, 2016
I received this as gift to help me with a Stat class I was taking. It does well explaining basic statistical concepts in plain English with a startling lack of numbers in the examples. Where a traditional textbook fails in explaining it's material and it's relevance, this book excels. I had hoped it would reconcile my difficulties understanding regressional analysis but that did not come to fruition. The author has some humor that he applies sparingly and is welcomed and the examples make the knowledge gained seem relevant. That aside, don't expect to learn statistics by reading this alone. There is little re-read value to it as it presents itself in a storytelling manner which you wouldn't need to hear again. Do not let that dissuade your purchase as this does what most educational texts fails to do, which is mak you care about the subject and see its prevalence in society.