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 you’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.