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Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data

by Travis Korte
"Naked Statistics," by Charles Wheelan

In Naked Statistics, author Charles Wheelan attempts to convey the intuitions behind key statistical concepts such as inference, correlation and regression without burdening everyday readers with formulas and algorithms. Although targeted toward “those who slept through Stats 101,” the book may be of interest to more seasoned “dataphiles” for its wealth of anecdotes and stories that illustrate statistical thinking, including tales of Schlitz Beer marketers and Let’s Make a Deal contestants. Wheelan, a senior lecturer and policy fellow at Dartmouth College’s Rockefeller Center, also wrote the bestselling 2010 book Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science.

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