## Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread From the Data (Charles Wheelan)

**Naked Statistics Stripping the Dread From the Data (Charles Wheelan)**

Another great book (not a textbook) that aims to convey conceptual understanding of statistics with a minimum of mathematics.

Wheelan isn't a mathematician. He was trained in economics but he's worked as a reporter and writer for most of his career. He's got a funny, readable prose style.

From batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research, the real-world application of statistics confront us everywhere. How can we catch schools that cheat on standardized tests? How does Netflix know which movies youâ€™ll like? What is causing the rising incidence of autism? These are the sorts of questions that Wheelan addresses over the course the book.

Highly recommended if you're taking a statistics course, if you're teaching statistics or information literacy, or if you're a critical thinker looking for principles to improve the quality of your reasoning in this domain.