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Published: 2015

Author: Alex Reinhart

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Size: 176 Pages

ISBN: 1593276206

Statistics Done Wrong : The Woefully Complete Guide

In the spirit of Darrell Huff, this is a modern take on statistical bias, ignorance, and incompetence. It is a map to the minefields of statistics. A must read for any would-be statistical analyst.

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This is Taleb's follow up to the Black Swan. Where Taleb's first blockbuster focused on our inability to assess probability, this book explores our equally problematic need to find structure and patterns in otherwise random events. As always, it is an easy and insightful read.

Standard Deviations : Flawed Assumptions, Tortured Data, and Other Ways to Lie with Statistics

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