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An Adventure in Statistics: The Reality Enigma Hardcover – 15 May 2016

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  • 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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It's an excellent resource and successfully makes statistics more accessible [...] the story format encourages readers to persevere and to complete the course. It also gives readers quirky (and therefore memorable) analogies with which to visualize or conceptualise the statistical theories

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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4.0 out of 5 stars A committment but worth it
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good introduction to proper statistical work
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a fantastic way to learn statistics
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4.0 out of 5 stars An adventure indeed....!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best comic SF Statistics books out there
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4.0 out of 5 stars The explanations of some of the key ideas are great, some of the best I have come across
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5.0 out of 5 stars Frip, this is a great stats book to start from!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I have read until the 100th page yet, but found it good.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A novel that you read in one breath and it teaches you all statistics smoothly.
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