What you will learn from this book is the information you need to understand what the field and study of basic statistics is all about. You’ll learn about the fundamental ideas and the most commonly used techniques to organize and make sense of data. There’s very little theory (but some), and there are few mathematical proofs or discussions of the rationale for certain mathematical routines.
Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics is not meant to be a dumbed-down book similar to others you may have seen. Nor is the title meant to convey anything other than the fact that many students new to the subject are very anxious about what’s to come. This is not an academic or textbook version of a “book for dummies” or anything of the kind. We have made every effort to address students with the respect they deserve, not to patronize them, and to ensure that the material is approachable. How well we did in these regards is up to you, but we want to convey our very clear intent that this book contains the information needed in an introductory course, and even though our approach involves some humor, nothing about our intent is anything other than serious. (Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics 7th Edition; Neil J. Salkind, Bruce B. Frey; SAGE Publications ; A Note to the Student Why We Wrote This Book: Page xviii)