- Hardcover: 768 pages
- Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd; 1 edition (15 May 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1446210448
- ISBN-13: 978-1446210444
- Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 4.4 x 24.8 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 1.6 Kg
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An Adventure in Statistics: The Reality Enigma Hardcover – 15 May 2016
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About the Author
Andy Field is Professor of Child Psychopathology at the University of Sussex. He has published over 80 research papers, 29 book chapters, and 17 books mostly on child emotional development and statistics. He is the founding editor of the Journal of Experimental Psychopathology and has been an associate editor and editorial board member for the British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, Cognition and Emotion, Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review and Research Synthesis Methods. His ability to make statistics accessible and fun has been recognized with local and national teaching awards (University of Sussex, 2001, 2015, 2016; the British Psychological Society, 2007), a prestigious UK National Teaching Fellowship (2010), and the British Psychological Society book award (2006). He adores cats (and dogs), and loves to listen to and play very heavy music. He lives in Brighton with his wonderful wife Zoë and their children.
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I'm not sure every reader would want to stick with the story as a necessary parallel to the development of the statistical knowledge.
Still, it's an interesting take on introducing the subject and Andy Field can be congratulated on his inventiveness in this context. It forms
a quirky addition to my bookshelf!
However it is difficult to dip into and so would be difficult to use as a reference guide. I think for a new comer to statistics it is great but be prepared for a lot of hours of work, probably more in some ways that you would need for a conventional introductory text but if read cover to cover I believe you will have a better grasp of statistical concepts than from other books.
I found the story line made me read the book but I did sometimes want to skip ahead and hence had to come back to some of the ideas later.
Starts with the basics and have a lot of explanation for a topic.
An excellent idea and even better realization of this idea.