The Cartoon Introduction to Statistics (Anglais) Broché – 23 juillet 2013
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What makes this book stand out are the illustrated examples used throughout the book. Rather than being a book with one main narrative or plot, this is a non-fiction prose book that has occasional illustrated stories used to clarify complex concepts. Some are simple, like talking about how to determine how many fish in a lake fit a certain category. Others are more imaginative, like exploring whether male or female dragon riders are faster while taking into account dragon size. Regardless of whether the examples are more realistic or more whimsical, they are well thought out and useful. The illustrations throughout the book are nicely drawn and consistently appropriate.
This is a worthy entry in the education-focused manga/comic library.
The book covers some of the very basic elements of Statistics; it does that job wonderfully. It omits the usual techno-jargons, proofs, and other related tables for the sake of clarity. The authors have tried to explain all the concepts without the help of any "pre-required" familiarity with the topic or related topics.
The book has two sections - first section on the basics. It starts with an introduction on why we need statistics (Yes, not because that's a subject in school / college). It then builds up on the requirement of randomness in variable selection and other features of data (only the useful descriptive statistics, not the whole list that we usually find in other 'serious' books. I didn't see 'kurtosis' at all, even though they have used the concept in many places.) and importance of visualising using histograms first and simple examination of data.
Section two covers the application side with examples laid out on what confidence intervals mean, and why we need them. Followed by some fun-filled examples, authors have clearly nailed it. To me, the beauty of the book is clearly the next part, which is on hypothesis testing. The ease with which the authors have explained it, with some of the best illustrations, clearly will help students understand this topic. I've seen how some of the basic and advanced text books have handled this topic, and I feel so relieved that somebody has bothered to explain these in such an easy to understand way. It has covered how HT works, and why it works only under certain conditions.
The book ends with some of the tweaks (or variations) that one can make to cover more application areas. It's followed by a nicely written glossary on all the related basic topics.
Overall, this is clearly a book that every high-school or junior college student should read. It may not cover a lot of ground, but then, that's the beauty of the book, and exactly the point authors tried to make. Once you understand the basics, it's just a matter of tweaking it here and there.
Full disclosure: I borrowed this book from a library out of curiosity, and now, have ordered a copy. I've a Masters level Math/Stats background.