Head First Statistics ( Head First )

Dawn Griffiths



Wouldn't it be great if there were a statistics book that made histograms, probability distributions, and chi square analysis more enjoyable than going to the dentist? Head First Statistics brings this typically dry subject to life, teaching you everything you want and need to know about statistics through engaging, interactive, and thought-provoking material, full of puzzles, stories, quizzes, visual aids, and real-world examples.

Whether you're a student, a professional, or just curious about statistical analysis, Head First's brain-friendly formula helps you get a firm grasp of statistics so you can understand key points and actually use them. Learn to present data visually with charts and plots; discover the difference between taking the average with mean, median, and mode, and why it's important; learn how to calculate probability and expectation; and much more.

Head First Statistics is ideal for high school and college students taking statistics and satisfies the requirements for passing the College Board's Advanced Placement (AP) Statistics Exam. With this book, you'll:

  • Study the full range of topics covered in first-year statistics
  • Tackle tough statistical concepts using Head First's dynamic, visually rich format proven to stimulate learning and help you retain knowledge
  • Explore real-world scenarios, ranging from casino gambling to prescription drug testing, to bring statistical principles to life
  • Discover how to measure spread, calculate odds through probability, and understand the normal, binomial, geometric, and Poisson distributions
  • Conduct sampling, use correlation and regression, do hypothesis testing, perform chi square analysis, and more

Before you know it, you'll not only have mastered statistics, you'll also see how they work in the real world. Head First Statistics will help you pass your statistics course, and give you a firm understanding of the subject so you can apply the knowledge throughout your life.


《Head First Statistics》是一本統計學的書籍,它以生動有趣的方式呈現直方圖、概率分佈和卡方分析,讓讀者感覺比去看牙醫還要愉快。這本書通過引人入勝、互動性強且發人深省的內容,充滿謎題、故事、測驗、視覺輔助和現實世界的例子,教授讀者統計學的一切知識和需求。

無論你是學生、專業人士還是對統計分析感到好奇,Head First獨特的腦友好公式能幫助你牢牢掌握統計學,理解關鍵點並實際應用它們。你將學會使用圖表和圖形來視覺化呈現數據;了解使用平均值、中位數和眾數計算平均值的差異及其重要性;學會計算概率和期望值等等。

《Head First Statistics》非常適合高中和大學學生修讀統計學,並滿足通過大學理事會(AP)統計學考試的要求。這本書將幫助你:

- 學習一年級統計學所涵蓋的所有主題
- 通過Head First獨特的動態、視覺豐富的格式來解決困難的統計概念,這種格式已被證明能刺激學習並幫助你保持知識
- 探索現實世界的場景,從賭場賭博到處方藥物測試,將統計原則活靈活現地呈現出來
- 了解如何測量散佈、通過概率計算機率,並理解正態分佈、二項分佈、幾何分佈和泊松分佈
- 進行抽樣、使用相關性和回歸、進行假設檢驗、進行卡方分析等等

在你知不覺中,你不僅能掌握統計學,還能看到它們在現實世界中的應用。《Head First Statistics》將幫助你通過統計學課程,並讓你對這個主題有牢固的理解,以便在生活中應用這些知識。