“The Art of Statistics is a really accessible and comprehensive introduction to statistics. It’s not only about the tools of statistics, but it also goes through lots of interesting and relevant areas where statistics can help us make important decisions.” Read more...
“Statistics is also a subject than many struggle to deal with (especially when the coupled subject of probability rears its head). Most of us just aren’t equipped to understand what we’re being told, or to question it when the statistics are dodgy. What David Spiegelhalter does here is provide a very thorough introductory grounding in statistics without making use of mathematical formulae. And it’s remarkable.”
“Like the fictional investigator Sherlock Holmes, Spiegelhalter takes readers on a trail to challenge methodology and stats thrown at us by the media and others. But where other authors have attempted this and failed, he is inventive and clever in picking the right examples that spark the reader’s interest to become active on their own.”
“David Spiegelhalter’s The Art of Statistics shines a light on how we can use the ever-growing deluge of data to improve our understanding of the world — and of some of the pitfalls we encounter in the attempt….The Art of Statistics will serve students well. And it will be a boon for journalists eager to use statistics responsibly – along with anyone who wants to approach research and its reportage with healthy scepticism..”