In brief: This is a book on statistics that is both interesting and funny.
The good: The examples are way better than any other lecturer’s. 558 more words
Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data by Charles Wheelan
Synopsis: Once 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. 257 more words
The mathematician John Allen Paulos in his book Beyond Numeracy writes: “The fourth-grader notes that half the adults in the world are men and half are women and concludes therefrom that the average adult has one breast and one testicle.” 663 more words
It is that time of the year when the annual salary increments are due. While one looked forward to the increments between 2002 and 2008, since the start of the financial crisis in September 2008, the annual salary increment has been slow and steady. 652 more words