Statistics has ratings and 26 reviews. Taka said: Good, but perhaps too simple? David Freedman,. Robert Pisani.,. Roger Purves. · Rating details . Shop our inventory for Statistics – 4th Edition by David Freedman, Robert Pisani, Roger Purves with fast free shipping on every used book we have in stock!. Shop our inventory for Statistics by David Freedman, Robert Pisani, Roger Purves with fast free shipping on every used book we have in stock!.
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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Dec 22, Taka rated it liked it Shelves: Good, but perhaps too simple? I can see why some people don’t like this book, although it’s one of the clearest mathematical textbook I have ever seen in my limited experience.
Because it’s too clear and easy to understand, it may seem even trivial especially to those who like mathematics for its complexity and sophistication whether real or not. It is a pretty well-known psychological phenomenon, however: This might in part explain some people’s raving reviews of abstruse modernist works of literature like Joyce’s Ulysses or Pynchon’s Rainbow’s Gravityboth of which I slugged through with guidebooks.
Anyway, though the exercises were a little too easy, this textbook is definitely a GREAT way to start studying statistics, as it requires only the knowledge of some high school algebra and explains everything so well that you really don’t need to spend hours trying to decipher what’s going on in a proof or an equation. Will be reading Freedman’s more advanced textbook, Statistical Models next, supplemented maybe with some standard college textbook on mathematical statistics, like Wasserman’s All of Statistics.
Apr 02, Reid rated it really liked it. If you want to learn the ins and outs of statistics, this is the book for you. One wonders why exactly you would have such a desire, but that might just be too much information!
This book is extremely well-written, and is designed for those people like me who don’t have much in the way of advanced mathematical skills. Though I read this for a course I had to take, I actually enjoyed taking on some of the abstruse concepts presented here.
It certainly makes much more sense of some of what you r If you want to learn the ins and outs of statistics, this is the book for you. It certainly makes much more sense of some of what you read every day when it comes to statistical analysis. Any statistics book will teach you how to calculate means, standard deviations and covariances. But this book also teaches you the why behind the equations and when NOT to apply the equations.
That is, it teaches you how to sniff out bad experimental design and data sets that do not fit the standard or normal distribution. Apr 27, Steve rated it liked it Shelves: During the fall ofI was in my first semester of college. I took statistics and didn’t like it at all.
This was likely my own fault, as I was not a very serious student — occasionally ditching class and frequently staying up much too late. During that fall semester in my statistics class, I wrote what seemed like a massive paper to an 18 year old, at 21 pages long but it included data. Since I was 16, I had a job at Montgomery Ward at Randhurst shopping mall, where I sold shoes — perha During the fall ofI was in my first semester of college. Since I was 16, I had a job at Montgomery Ward at Randhurst shopping mall, where I sold shoes — perhaps trying to fulfill my lifelong aspirations to be Al Bundy — that job I kept until I was For my paper, I kept record of customers at Montgomery Ward in the shoe department for an entire day and recorded the amount every single customer spent on items.
I also had to record whether shoppers bought with cash or credit, and then conduct an independent samples t-test to compare whether there was a statistically significant difference in average amounts spent by the two types of customers. Sure enough, there was a difference, with credit card customers spending more on average than cash paying customers. While Pisani et al. It didn’t cover any computer use for statistics, and the problems seemed a bit contrived.
However, looking at the text book today, it seems logical and the presentation is fine — though not particularly wonderful or inspiring.
This text is fairly standard in many mathematics and statistics departments. It’s now in a new edition, and the main change in the new edition is its data. I might use it if I had to teach stats to a math department, but I’d certainly want to consider options. I was drawn to this book by its promise of simple explanations and lack of complex mathematical formulas.
Now, I think I should have gone for a little more math-heavy book, as this one is way too simplistic at times, and most of it will already be familiar to anyone who had a semi-decent Probability Theory class.
And actually some colleges use it in the curric I was drawn to this book by its promise of simple explanations and lack of complex mathematical formulas. And actually some colleges use it in the curriculum, the “school vibe” can be perceived. I think, “Statistics” deserves a solid 3. I think, there exists other material that’s more engaging and challenging. A great introduction to the basics of statistics.
The explanations are intuitive, easy to follow, and sort of fun.
Statistics by David Freedman
Lots of detailed examples, and lots of exercises. Various subtleties of statistical methods, and their pitfalls, are explained really well. I have been using this as a supplemental book while reading other books on statistics, to reinforce what I have learned, and to get a more firm grounding in the basics of statistics. Basically, I just go ahead and read a random chapter whenever A great introduction to the basics of statistics. Basically, I just go ahead and read a random chapter whenever I am feel like it.
Freedman’s gobert of writing is such that I can do that even when I am mentally tired. The book is so well written, you might sometimes forget that it’s supposed to be a math book. The focus is on conceptual understanding. Dec 04, Samarth Agrawal rated it it was amazing. Highly recommended to the uninitiated. Absence of rreedman makes it far more accessible pufves people across all disciplines.
Good introductory book but without in depth mathematical explanation.
Dec 23, Keith rated it it was amazing. I saw this on my brothers’s old textbook shelf. I deal in statistics so I wanted to brush up using a basic text. I was very pleasantly surprised statjstics the content of this book. It teaches statistics in a way different than the usual manner by using lots of examples, both real and hypothetical. The review questions are also case studies orger makes the subject related.
Aug 17, Naveena Sunkara rated statistkcs liked it. Recently finished this book in conjunction with an intro to statistics course. The book was easy to follow and could, at times, have a sense of humor. Though it did not delve into much theory it served the purpose of education dacid to the basics of statistics. This book is awesome! I read it in conjunction with a statistics course offered on edX, and it was so understandable and readable. I highly recommend it.
Although I read the edition, the content was still relevant as long as I ignored the income levels, etc.
Aug 15, Anne marked it as to-read Shelves: Apr 14, Kamlesj rated it it was amazing. If there is one mathematics book that everyone should read this is it.
More once I’ve read more. Nov 03, Harinee rated it it was amazing. This is the first academic book I could actually complete without the statisticx of exams, just purely sfatistics of interest. Really great introduction if you have sucked at Stats like me in college.
Sep 28, sunnysideupgirl rated it it was amazing. Best intro statistics book I’ve ever read. Crystal clear and entertaining. Jun 09, Kat Lynch rated it really liked it. For an intro stats book, this one’s pretty good. Nov 18, Sean Martin rated it really liked it. Slightly atypical presentation of pures areas which might make things a bit tricky later on, dabid a really solid intro book which doesn’t overload the reader on formalism too early on.
Not a very math-intensive book, but decent explanation of concepts and logical flow of ideas.