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tokenadult · 2009-08-06 · Original thread
Based on the book recommendations I've been given by people who supposedly use statistics all the time, I don't believe that many trained statisticians have any idea what they are doing.

Many people working with statistics in their employment have never grappled with the issues of adequate descriptive statistics or reasonable inference. Besides the recommendations I just posted above,


Statistics: A Guide to the Unknown 4th edition

for articles with examples of what statistics is really all about.

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