Review, Numeracy, Statistics, Data
Wheelan, Charles. Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from Data (New York, NY, W. W. Norton & Company, 2014). 282 pp. ISBN 978-0-393-07195-5
In his review of What Numbers Say and The Numbers Game, Rob Root (Numeracy 3(1): 9) writes “Popular books on quantitative literacy need to be easy to read, reasonably comprehensive in scope, and include examples that are thought-provoking and memorable.” Wheelan’s book certainly meets this description, and should be of interest to both the general public and those with a professional interest in numeracy. A moderately diligent learner can get a decent understanding of basic statistics from the book. Teachers of statistics and quantitative literacy will find a wealth of well-related examples and stories to use in their classes.
Catalano, Michael T.
"Review of Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from Data by Charles Wheelan,"
Numeracy: Vol. 8
, Article 13.
Available at: http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/numeracy/vol8/iss1/art13
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