A vital plea to take statistics more seriously - the prose being as clear and elegant as the numbers
Reading this book is strongly correlated with not looking stupid. Highly recommended
A charming, practical and insightful guide. You might not even notice how much you're learning - you'll be too busy having fun
An erudite, enlightening guide to the numbers we read in the news - and why they are so often wrong. The authors make sense of dense material and offer engrossing insights into sampling bias, statistical significance and the dangers of believing the casual language used in newspapers
Wonderfully written - incredibly readable. It should be made compulsory reading for everyone before they leave school
Fascinating, easy-to-read explanation of how to interpret numbers in the news . . .Their enlightening book provides us with the tools to spot when we're being led astray
[A] fascinating, easy-to-read explanation of how to interpret numbers in the news . . . their enlightening book provides us with the tools to spot when we're being led astray
A great combination of important and accessible
This timely and lively book will help you to decode these numbers and spot those damned lies.
An excellent guide to everyday statistics . . . the authors do a splendid job of stringing words together so smartly that even difficult concepts are explained and so understood with ease. [A] timely and lively book
Brilliant . . . part of the joy of How to Read Numbers is how light and fun it is. At the end of the process, you'll be better equipped to understand what it means when a glass of red wine can both increase and decrease your chances of getting cancer, how many portions of fruit and veg you need to eat each day, and any number of stories about numbers you might read or hear
Part of the joy of How To Read Numbers is how light and fun it is This is a book by two people who in different ways are well versed in communicating complex subjects in a way that doesn't make their audiences feel small... The only problem for me is that while How To Read Numbers is a brilliant bit of writing about numbers, they haven't got me any closer to being able to do it well myself. Maybe I can persuade the Cousins Chivers to write a sequel called How to Write Numbers.
An absolute lifesaver . . . Breezy, easy to read, funny and loaded with useful information