Best Statistics Books
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1. Discrimination and Disparities
Author: by Thomas Sowell
Published at: Basic Books; Enlarged edition (March 5, 2019)
An enlarged edition of Thomas Sowell’s brilliant examination of the origins of economic disparitiesEconomic and other outcomes differ vastly among individuals, groups, and nations. Many explanations have been offered for the differences. Some believe that those with less fortunate outcomes are victims of genetics.
Others believe that those who are less fortunate are victims of the more fortunate. Discrimination and Disparities gathers a wide array of empirical evidence to challenge the idea that different economic outcomes can be explained by any one factor, be it discrimination, exploitation, or genetics.
This revised and enlarged edition also analyzes the human consequences of the prevailing social vision of these disparities and the policies based on that vision-from educational disasters to widespread crime and violence.
2. The Data Detective: Ten Easy Rules to Make Sense of Statistics
Author: by Tim Harford
Published at: Riverhead Books (February 2, 2021)
From one of the great (greatest? Contemporary popular writers on economics (Tyler Cowen) comes a smart, lively, and encouraging rethinking of how to use statistics. Today we think statistics are the enemy, numbers used to mislead and confuse us. That’s a mistake, Tim Harford says in The Data Detective.
We shouldn’t be suspicious of statisticswe need to understand what they mean and how they can improve our lives: they are, at heart, human behavior seen through the prism of numbers and are often the only way of grasping much of what is going on around us.
If we can toss aside our fears and learn to approach them clearlyunderstanding how our own preconceptions lead us astraystatistics can point to ways we can live better and work smarter. As perhaps the best popular economics writer in the world (New Statesman), Tim Harford is an expert at taking complicated ideas and untangling them for millions of readers.
In The Data Detective, he uses new research in science and psychology to set out ten strategies for using statistics to erase our biases and replace them with new ideas that use virtues like patience, curiosity, and good sense to better understand ourselves and the world.
3. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
Author: by Malcolm Gladwell
Published at: Back Bay Books (January 7, 2002)
Discover Malcolm Gladwell’s breakthrough debut and explore the science behind viral trends in business, marketing, and human behavior. The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire.
Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a small but precisely targeted push cause a fashion trend, the popularity of a new product, or a drop in the crime rate. This widely acclaimed bestseller, in which Malcolm Gladwell explores and brilliantly illuminates the tipping point phenomenon, is already changing the way people throughout the world think about selling products and disseminating ideas.
4. Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World–and Why Things Are Better Than You Think
Author: by Hans Rosling
Published at: Flatiron Books; Reprint edition (April 7, 2020)
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLEROne of the most important books I’ve ever readan indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world. Bill GatesHans Rosling tells the story of the secret silent miracle of human progress’ as only he can. But Factfulness does much more than that.
It also explains why progress is so often secret and silent and teaches readers how to see it clearly. Melinda Gates”Factfulness by Hans Rosling, an outstanding international public health expert, is a hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases.” – Former U.S.
President Barack ObamaFactfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. When asked simple questions about global trendswhat percentage of the world’s population live in poverty; why the world’s population is increasing; how many girls finish schoolwe systematically get the answers wrong.
So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess teachers, journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers. In Factfulness, Professor of International Health and global TED phenomenon Hans Rosling, together with his two long-time collaborators, Anna and Ola, offers a radical new explanation of why this happens.
5. Princeton Review AP Statistics Prep, 2021: 4 Practice Tests + Complete Content Review + Strategies & Techniques (College Test Preparation)
Author: by The Princeton Review
Published at: Princeton Review (August 4, 2020)
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO SCORE A PERFECT 5now with 2x the practice of previous editions! Ace the AP Statistics Exam with this comprehensive study guide, including 4 full-length practice tests with answer explanations, content reviews for all topics, strategies for every question type, and access to online extras.
Techniques That Actually Work. Tried-and-true strategies to help you avoid traps and beat the test Tips for pacing yourself and guessing logically Essential tactics to help you work smarter, not harderEverything You Need to Know to Help Achieve a High Score.
Comprehensive content review for all test topics Updated to align with the latest College Board standards Engaging activities to help you critically assess your progress Access to study plans, a handy list of formulas and reference information, helpful pre-college advice, and more via your online Student ToolsPractice Your Way to Excellence.
4 full-length practice tests (2 in the book, 2 online) with detailed answer explanations Practice drills at the end of every content review chapter Step-by-step walk-throughs for how to set up box plots, dot plots, and other statistics graphics
6. Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations
Author: by Nicole Forsgren PhD
Published at: IT Revolution Press; 1st edition (March 27, 2018)
Winner of the Shingo Publication AwardAccelerate your organization to win in the marketplace. How can we apply technology to drive business value? For years, we’ve been told that the performance of software delivery teams doesn’t matterthat it can’t provide a competitive advantage to our companies.
Through four years of groundbreaking research to include data collected from the State of DevOps reports conducted with Puppet, Dr. Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble, and Gene Kim set out to find a way to measure software delivery performanceand what drives itusing rigorous statistical methods.
This book presents both the findings and the science behind that research, making the information accessible for readers to apply in their own organizations. Readers will discover how to measure the performance of their teams, and what capabilities they should invest in to drive higher performance.
This book is ideal for management at every level.
7. Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy
Author: by Cathy O'Neil
Published at: Crown; Reprint edition (September 5, 2017)
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A former Wall Street quant sounds the alarm on Big Data and the mathematical models that threaten to rip apart our social fabricwith a new afterword A manual for the twenty-first-century citizen … Relevant and urgent. Financial Times NATIONAL BOOK AWARD LONGLIST NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review The Boston Globe Wired Fortune Kirkus Reviews The Guardian Nature On Point We live in the age of the algorithm.
Increasingly, the decisions that affect our liveswhere we go to school, whether we can get a job or a loan, how much we pay for health insuranceare being made not by humans, but by machines. In theory, this should lead to greater fairness: Everyone is judged according to the same rules.
But as mathematician and data scientist Cathy O’Neil reveals, the mathematical models being used today are unregulated and uncontestable, even when they’re wrong. Most troubling, they reinforce discriminationpropping up the lucky, punishing the downtrodden, and undermining our democracy in the process.
8. The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
Author: by Tufte
Published at: Graphics Press; 2nd edition (January 1, 2001)
The classic book on statistical graphics, charts, tables. Theory and practice in the design of data graphics, 250 illustrations of the best (and a few of the worst) statistical graphics, with detailed analysis of how to display data for precise, effective, quick analysis.
Design of the high-resolution displays, small multiples. Editing and improving graphics.The data-ink ratio. Time-series, relational graphics, data maps, multivariate designs. Detection of graphical deception: design variation vs.Data variation. Sources of deception. Aesthetics and data graphical displays. This is the second edition of The Visual Display of Quantitative Information.
Recently published, this new edition provides excellent color reproductions of the many graphics of William Playfair, adds color to other images, and includes all the changes and corrections accumulated during 17 printings of the first edition.
9. How to Lie with Statistics
Author: by Darrell Huff
Published at: W. W. Norton & Company; Reissue edition (October 17, 1993)
Over Half a Million Copies Sold-an Honest-to-Goodness Bestseller Darrell Huff runs the gamut of every popularly used type of statistic, probes such things as the sample study, the tabulation method, the interview technique, or the way the results are derived from the figures, and points up the countless number of dodges which are used to full rather than to inform.
10. Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data
Author: by Charles Wheelan
Published at: W. W. Norton & Company; 1st edition (January 13, 2014)
A New York Times bestseller “Brilliant, funnythe best math teacher you never had.” San Francisco ChronicleOnce considered tedious, the field of statistics is rapidly evolving into a discipline Hal Varian, chief economist at Google, has actually called “sexy.” From batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research, the real-world application of statistics continues to grow by leaps and bounds.
How can we catch schools that cheat on standardized tests? How does Netflix know which movies you’ll like? What is causing the rising incidence of autism? As best-selling author Charles Wheelan shows us in Naked Statistics, the right data and a few well-chosen statistical tools can help us answer these questions and more.
For those who slept through Stats 101, this book is a lifesaver. Wheelan strips away the arcane and technical details and focuses on the underlying intuition that drives statistical analysis. He clarifies key concepts such as inference, correlation, and regression analysis, reveals how biased or careless parties can manipulate or misrepresent data, and shows us how brilliant and creative researchers are exploiting the valuable data from natural experiments to tackle thorny questions.
11. Data Science for Business: What You Need to Know about Data Mining and Data-Analytic Thinking
Author: by Foster Provost
Published at: O'Reilly Media; 1st edition (September 3, 2013)
Written by renowned data science experts Foster Provost and Tom Fawcett, Data Science for Business introduces the fundamental principles of data science, and walks you through the “data-analytic thinking” necessary for extracting useful knowledge and business value from the data you collect.
This guide also helps you understand the many data-mining techniques in use today. Based on an MBA course Provost has taught at New York University over the past ten years, Data Science for Business provides examples of real-world business problems to illustrate these principles.
You’ll not only learn how to improve communication between business stakeholders and data scientists, but also how participate intelligently in your company’s data science projects. You’ll also discover how to think data-analytically, and fully appreciate how data science methods can support business decision-making.
Understand how data science fits in your organizationand how you can use it for competitive advantageTreat data as a business asset that requires careful investment if you’re to gain real valueApproach business problems data-analytically, using the data-mining process to gather good data in the most appropriate wayLearn general concepts for actually extracting knowledge from dataApply data science principles when interviewing data science job candidates
12. Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets (Incerto)
Author: by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Published at: Random House Trade Paperbacks; 2nd ed. edition (August 23, 2005)
Fooled by Randomness is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are The Black Swan, Antifragile, Skin in the Game, and The Bed of Procrustes.
Fooled by Randomness is the word-of-mouth sensation that will change the way you think about business and the world. Nassim Nicholas Talebveteran trader, renowned risk expert, polymathic scholar, erudite raconteur, and New York Times bestselling author of The Black Swanhas written a modern classic that turns on its head what we believe about luck and skill.
This book is about luckor more precisely, about how we perceive and deal with luck in life and business. Set against the backdrop of the most conspicuous forum in which luck is mistaken for skillthe world of tradingFooled by Randomness provides captivating insight into one of the least understood factors in all our lives.
13. Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics
Author: by Neil J. Salkind
Published at: SAGE Publications, Inc; 7th edition (September 10, 2019)
Now in its Seventh Edition, Neil J. Salkind’s bestselling Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics with new co-author Bruce B. Frey teaches an often intimidating subject with a humorous, personable, and informative approach that reduces statistics anxiety. With instruction in SPSS, the authors guide students through basic and advanced statistical procedures, from correlation and graph creation to analysis of variance, regression, non-parametric tests, and more.
The Seventh Edition includes new real-world examples, additional coverage on multiple regression and power and effect size, and a robust interactive eBook with video tutorials and animations of key concepts. In the end, students who (think they) hate statistics will understand how to explain the results of many statistical analyses and won’t be intimidated by basic statistical tasks.
14. Statistics For Dummies (For Dummies (Lifestyle))
Author: by Deborah J. Rumsey
Published at: For Dummies; 2nd edition (June 7, 2016)
The fun and easy way to get down to business with statistics Stymied by statistics?No fear? This friendly guide offers clear, practical explanations of statistical ideas, techniques, formulas, and calculations, with lots of examples that show you how these concepts apply to your everyday life.
Statistics For Dummies shows you how to interpret and critique graphs and charts, determine the odds with probability, guesstimate with confidence using confidence intervals, set up and carry out a hypothesis test, compute statistical formulas, and more. Tracks to a typical first semester statistics course Updated examples resonate with today’s students Explanations mirror teaching methods and classroom protocol Packed with practical advice and real-world problems, Statistics For Dummies gives you everything you need to analyze and interpret data for improved classroom or on-the-job performance.
15. Statistics Laminate Reference Chart: Parameters, Variables, Intervals, Proportions (Quickstudy: Academic )
Author: by Inc. BarCharts
Published at: Barcharts; Lam Crds edition (November 1, 2005)
This guide is a perfect overview for the topics covered in introductory statistics courses.
16. The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect
Author: by Judea Pearl
Published at: Basic Books; Reprint edition (August 25, 2020)
A Turing Award-winning computer scientist and statistician shows how understanding causality has revolutionized science and will revolutionize artificial intelligence “Correlation is not causation.” This mantra, chanted by scientists for more than a century, has led to a virtual prohibition on causal talk.
Today, that taboo is dead. The causal revolution, instigated by Judea Pearl and his colleagues, has cut through a century of confusion and established causality – the study of cause and effect – on a firm scientific basis. His work explains how we can know easy things, like whether it was rain or a sprinkler that made a sidewalk wet; and how to answer hard questions, like whether a drug cured an illness.
Pearl’s work enables us to know not just whether one thing causes another: it lets us explore the world that is and the worlds that could have been. It shows us the essence of human thought and key to artificial intelligence.
Anyone who wants to understand either needs The Book of Why.