I wish I had read this book earlier,
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Super Crunchers: Why Thinking-By-Numbers is the New Way To Be Smart (Taschenbuch)
I just finished reading this book in five hours. I haven't put it aside. For other reasons one might would imagine.
Of course, for somebody who has already received training in statistical methods, there is nothing in this book from a scientific and educational point of view. And for those who have a phobia of maths: Don't worry, there is not a single equation to find.
But that somebody would be me. Still, I couldn't put it aside. And I just wish I had read this book earlier. Because if I had, statistics would have become a serious endeavor of mine. If there is a book out there putting in plain text why statistics are important not only to those who try to do serious academic research, it is definitely this one.
Why did I subtract a star? At some point this book becomes kind of redundant. For those willing to skip pages filled with information they already digested not a problem.
But to sum it up: Fun to read, especially as a primer for statistics classes. Nothing that helps you through those classes except for lots of motivation. And you might suddenly understand why _this_ review is showed to you, not any other.