Adventure In Statistics: The Reality Enigma 1st Edition 9781446210451
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Author: Field, Andy
Book Name: Adventure In Statistics: The Reality Enigma
Subject Name: Maths

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Shortlisted for the British Psychological Society Book Award 2017Shortlisted for the British Book Design and Production Awards 2016Shortlisted for the Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers Award for Innovation in Publishing 2016An Adventure in Statistics: The Reality Enigma by best-selling author and award-winning teacher Andy Field offers a better way to learn statistics. It combines rock-solid statistics coverage with compelling visual story-telling to address the conceptual difficulties that students learning statistics for the first time often encounter in introductory courses - guiding students away from rote memorization and toward critical thinking and problem solving. Field masterfully weaves in a unique action-packed story starring Zach a character who thinks like a student processing information and the challenges of understanding it in the same way a statistics novice would. Illustrated with stunning graphic novel-style art and featuring Socratic dialogue the story captivates readers as it introduces them to concepts eliminating potential statistics anxiety.�The book assumes no previous statistics knowledge nor does it require the use of data analysis software. It covers the material you would expect for an introductory level statistics course that Field�s other books (Discovering Statistics Using IBM SPSS Statistics and Discovering Statistics Using R) only touch on but with a contemporary twist laying down strong foundations for understanding classical and Bayesian approaches to data analysis.�In doing so it provides an unrivalled launch pad to further study research and inquisitiveness about the real world equipping students with the skills to succeed in their chosen degree and which they can go on to apply in the workplace.The Story and Main CharactersThe Reality RevolutionIn the City of Elpis in the year 2100 there has been a reality revolution. Prior to the revolution Elpis citizens were unable to see their flaws and limitations believing themselves talented and special. This led to a self-absorbed society in which hard work and the collective good were undervalued and eroded.To combat this Professor Milton Grey invented the reality prism a hat that allowed its wearers to see themselves as they really�were - flaws and all. Faced with the truth Elpis citizens revolted and destroyed and banned all reality prisms.The Mysterious DisappearanceZach and Alice are born soon after all the prisms have been destroyed. Zach a musician who doesn�t understand science and Alice a geneticist who is also a whiz at statistics are in love. One night after making a world-changing discovery Alice suddenly disappears leaving behind a song playing on a loop and a file with her research on it.Statistics to the Rescue!Sensing that she might be in danger Zach follows the clues to find her as he realizes that the key to discovering why Alice has vanished is in her research. Alas! He must learn statistics and apply what he learns in order to overcome a number of deadly challenges and find the love of his life.As Zach and his pocket watch The Head embark on their quest to find Alice they meet Professor Milton Grey and Celia battle zombies cross a probability bridge and encounter Jig:Saw a mysterious corporation that might have something to do with Alice�s disappearance�Author News"Eight years ago I had the idea to write a fictional story through which the student learns statistics via a shared adventure with the main character..." Read the complete article from Andy Field on writing his new bookTimes Higher Education article: �Andy Field takes statistics adventure to a new level��Stay ConnectedConnect with us on Facebook and share your experiences with Andy�s texts check out news access free stuff see photos watch videos learn about competitions and much more.�Video LinksGo behind the scenes and learn more about the man behind the book:Watch Andy talk about why he created a statistics book using the framework of a novel and illustrations by one of the illustrators for the show Doctor Who.See more videos on Andy�s YouTube channelRead more


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