The cartoon introduction to statistics

By: Klein, Grady
Contributor(s): Dabney, Alan [Co-author]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York Hill and Wang 2013Description: 225 p.: ill.ISBN: 9780809033591Subject(s): English - Graphic novel | Mathematical statistics - Comic books, strips, etc | Hypothesis testing - Detective worksDDC classification: 519.5 Summary: The Cartoon Introduction to Statistics is the most imaginative and accessible introductory statistics course you'll ever take. Employing an irresistible cast of dragon-riding Vikings, lizard-throwing giants, and feuding aliens, the renowned illustrator Grady Klein and the award-winning statistician Alan Dabney teach you how to collect reliable data, make confident statements based on limited information, and judge the usefulness of polls and the other numbers that you're bombarded with every day. If you want to go beyond the basics, they've created the ultimate resource: "The Math Cave," where they reveal the more advanced formulas and concepts. Timely, authoritative, and hilarious, The Cartoon Introduction to Statistics is an essential guide for anyone who wants to better navigate our data-driven world. https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780809033591
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Table of contents

Pt. I. Gathering statistics
1. Numbers
2. Random raw data
3. Sorting
4. Detective work
5. Monster mistakes
6. From samples to populations
Pt. II. Hunting parameters
7. The central limit theorem
8. Probabilities
9. Inference
10. Confidence
11. They hate us
12. Hypothesis Testing
13. Smackdown
14. Flying pigs, drooling aliens, and firecrackers




The Cartoon Introduction to Statistics is the most imaginative and accessible introductory statistics course you'll ever take. Employing an irresistible cast of dragon-riding Vikings, lizard-throwing giants, and feuding aliens, the renowned illustrator Grady Klein and the award-winning statistician Alan Dabney teach you how to collect reliable data, make confident statements based on limited information, and judge the usefulness of polls and the other numbers that you're bombarded with every day. If you want to go beyond the basics, they've created the ultimate resource: "The Math Cave," where they reveal the more advanced formulas and concepts.

Timely, authoritative, and hilarious, The Cartoon Introduction to Statistics is an essential guide for anyone who wants to better navigate our data-driven world.

https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780809033591

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