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Breaking the Law of Averages: Real-Life Probability and Statistics in Plain English


Quantifying Real-Life Uncertainty Statistics has traditionally been taught decade after decade in a fashion that is long outdated. This book presents a brand new way of understanding probability and statistics at the introductory level. The approach taken does not require mindless memorization. There is very little math. This book takes busy work out of standard statistics and puts insight back in. The book web site is wmbriggs.com. William M Briggs has a Ph.D. in mathematical statistics from Cornell University, and is now a statistician at New York Methodist Hospital and consultant in New York City. He has long been interested in the math, philosophy, probability, and statistics of how well people make predictions and understand uncertainty. He works mainly in medicine, meteorology, climatology, and in any area in which people are willing to pay him. He has concluded that too many people are too certain about too many things.

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