Recommended: The Cartoon Introduction to Statistics

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The Cartoon Introduction to Statistics
Grady Klein Alan Dabney
Hill and Wang, 2013 ($30)

A statistician and an artist team up to demystify data crunching for the masses. Through comical tales of dragon racing, worm collecting and soda guzzling, Klein and Dabney illustrate how statisticians gather data and make predictions. The book is entertaining yet thorough enough to enlighten readers about the importance of random sampling, how to calculate standard deviations, and the true meaning of a p-value.

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