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GREAT STATISTICS BOOKS

TEXTBOOK LINKS:

Sometime this semester, the textbook may be available for two-hour checkouts from the library's course reserves. Bring your student ID and remember my name.

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Essentials-Statistics-4th-Triola/dp/0321641493/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1282365741&sr=8-1

BOOKS THAT CAN HELP YOU IN CLASS:

The Cartoon Guide to Statistics (Gonick)

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0062731025/qid=1075107522//ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl14/104-0410252-6762353?v=glance&s=books&n=507846

There are also Schaum's Outlines and REA Problem Solvers, but they may be too advanced.

BOOKS ON POLLS:

The Signal and the Noise (Nate Silver)

http://www.amazon.com/The-Signal-Noise-Many-Predictions/dp/159420411X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1357519355&sr=8-1&keywords=the+signal+and+the+noise

BOOKS ON GAMBLING:

The Mathematics of Games and Gambling (Packel)

Second edition (hardcover):

http://www.amazon.com/Mathematics-Games-Gambling-Mathematical-Library/dp/0883856468/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1201433106&sr=8-1

First edition (paperback):

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/088385628X/qid=1126687397/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl14/103-5417135-9734262?v=glance&s=books&n=507846

BOOKS ON THE PSYCHOLOGY OF DECISION MAKING:

(Web Site)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amos_Tversky (Tversky was one of my profs.)

The Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making (Plous)

(FASCINATING AND USEFUL!)

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0070504776/qid=1075107883/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/104-0410252-6762353?v=glance&s=books

Rational Choice in an Uncertain World (Hastie and Dawes)

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/076192275X/qid=1075108206/sr=1-2/ref=sr_1_2/104-0410252-6762353?v=glance&s=books

The Paradox of Choice (Schwartz)

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0060005688/qid=1075108206/sr=1-3/ref=sr_1_3/104-0410252-6762353?v=glance&s=books

BOOKS ON INFLUENCING PEOPLE!

Influence (Cialdini)

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0321011473/qid=1096614286/sr=8-1/ref=pd_csp_1/002-8041546-2370428?v=glance&s=books&n=507846

BOOKS ON STATISTICAL ABUSE:

200% of Nothing (Dewdney)

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0471577766/qid=1075107645/sr=1-4/ref=sr_1_4/104-0410252-6762353?v=glance&s=books

How to Lie with Statistics (Huff)

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0393310728/qid=1075107717/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/104-0410252-6762353?v=glance&s=books

Innumeracy (Paulos)

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0809058405/qid=1075107829/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_1/104-0410252-6762353

BOOKS ON INFORMATION DESIGN (BY TUFTE):

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_b/105-9078441-0122040?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=Tufte&Go.x=0&Go.y=0&Go=Go

ALSO INTERESTING:

Statistics Hacks (Frey)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0596101643/sr=1-1/qid=1156479209/ref=pd_bbs_1/102-6036194-3013748?ie=UTF8&s=books

What are the Chances? (Holland)

http://www.amazon.com/What-Are-Chances-Adventures-Probability/dp/0801869412/sr=8-3/qid=1170250620/ref=sr_1_3/105-9078441-0122040?ie=UTF8&s=books

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