• Thinking Statistically

  • By: Uri Bram
  • Narrated by: Uri Bram
  • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (287 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Thinking Statistically is the book that shows you how to think like a statistician, without worrying about formal statistical techniques. Along the way we learn how selection bias can explain why your boss doesn't know he sucks (even when everyone else does); how to use Bayes' theorem to decide if your partner is cheating on you; and why Mark Zuckerberg should never be used as an example for anything. See the world in a whole new light, and make better decisions and judgments without ever going near a t-test.

Think. Think Statistically.

©2011 Uri Bram (P)2015 Uri Bram

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Fun, witty, really well done

This is probably the best value for a short work that is out there. Those advanced in statistics might find it obvious. But it is sprightly and fun, and confers the concepts quite well. The author-narrator has a pleasing voice and is obviously enjoying himself. Ladies and gentlemen, we have an authentic labor of love here. This may help the "medicine" of statistics go down better than anything else. And if you have always wished to know more of this topic, but hesitated, here is the place to easily hop in the pool, so to speak.

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Nice simple intro to statistics.

Title pretty much sums it up. Statistics are an important aspect of everyday life, just not in a personal level. I'm not sure how many people would actively engage is probabilistic thinking, no matter how much better their decisions would be. Even though I personally dislike math, statistics really makes me not want to. I can see it's usefulness, but the learning curve is pretty steep. I liked how simple the explanations were, they really helped understand the concepts, I was even able to relate them to some specific circumstances so that helped also.
Overall, I think the book is worth the listen. For a more thorough application other input is necessary.

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Short but sweet (and impact full)

Never thought I could learn so much with such a short book. Cuts through the fluff and teaches you statistical theories you can quickly apply to daily life.

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good stories covering important ideas.

I liked the narrative. worth the time to listen. I would recommend to anyone whom find statistics and experiment design interesting

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Much better than I expected

Before I bought this book, because of the short length and that it seemed to be more indy, I thought there was a high probability thay I would return it for a refund. But I quickly updatef my beliefs as I heard the author's quirky humor, combined with interesting insights, as well as new vocabulary . I jusy wish the book wss longer. But the shortness has an advantage for busy people, and other stat books can fill in more technical details.

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Great information but hard to listen to

I enjoyed bits and pieces of this book but outside of those bits and pieces that I enjoyed it was a hard lesson very informative but too wordy

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  • 10-23-19

Hilarious and easy to understand

Uri Bram explains key statistical concept with great clarity. He is funny throughout the book; you'll laugh and learn.

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Extremely boring

It is a very short book but still extremely boring. Too short to make the subject any justice. The narration is dull and boring.

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Rereading or relistening

I honestly don’t remember 99% of what was in this audiobook but I do have a constant positive feeling of respect towards it so I’m coming back for a second listen to actually study at versus listening to this while I drive since there’s no driving to anywhere now.

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a short, supplementary read

well narrated and easy to follow. Not a comprehensive overview of all things statistics, but it helped me to remember some of the basic concepts.

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  • 03-07-18

Great book

Hi URI,
Great book and intro to stats - more of the same please if you can.
Dr G

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