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“PERFECT FOR EVERYONE that finds stats difficult, pointless or boring, this book proves them wrong! The way the concepts are explained is so easy to grasp and it makes it even entertaining to learn! I wish I had discovered this sooner!”
“A MUST-HAVE FOR ANY STATISTICS STUDENT looking for a thorough understanding of statistical terminology and concepts. Students will come for the statistics and stay for the narrative.”
“A UNIQUE, ENGAGING EXPERIENCE…The narrative helps to build a context for introducing concepts and allows for the characters to explain the concepts through their successive parts. This is a must-have for those studying statistics.”
“Funny and engaging book, YOU CANNOT STOP READING it because you cannot wait to know what happens to Zach and Alice.”
“This book is EXTREMELY HELPFUL IN UNDERSTANDING THE BASICS behind some of the more complex statistical procedures gone over in lectures.”
"I have at last encountered a book that provides solid, innovative statistics instruction alongside lessons in coding. And it’s fair to say that it does so like no other. Andy Field’s An Adventure in Statistics: The Reality Enigma—an introductory statistics educational text embedded in a science fiction story with graphic-novel artwork—has caught my attention and kept it.
Students who come to the book for statistics learning stay with it for the engaging story. By the end of the book, the reader gets completely satiated not only from the story but also from the abundant concepts learned during the unfolding of the story. The book is highly entertaining, tremendously exciting, meticulously thorough on subject matter coverage and amazingly simple to understand and follow
It's an excellent resource and successfully makes statistics more accessible [...] the story format encourages readers to persevere and to complete the course. It also gives readers quirky (and therefore memorable) analogies with which to visualize or conceptualise the statistical theories
Excellent resources - highly engaging and student (and tutor) friendly
Best and unique source for every student
A great read for everybody, not just beginners. Exciting and captivating, and inspiring to read on and understand.
This is the best graphic novel based statistics text available.
Very useful work to booster statistics for the MSc module in Business Data Analysis
This book is truly outstanding!!! Perfect read, easy to understand, and above all - really fun!! Andy Shield is a genius and a great novelist as well! This book is even more than I was looking for!!!
This text is indeed an adventure in statistics. Unlike any statistical text I have ever used. By creating a background storyline, Field, makes concepts much easier to grasp. I have not just recommended it to all Postgraduate students who describe themselves as more qualitative in their approach,but also to others who need a review of statistical concepts that will capture their imagination. Highly recommended it.
This book is accessible and easy to read for students in their research training. The storyline and cartoons make difficult concepts easy to grasp.
Another great book from Andy Fields, making statistics understandable by giving context to the examples
Reading about statistics was never this exciting. I'm afraid some of the students will not appreciate it since it deviates too much from the standard textbook style so I wouldn't use it as the main course book. However, I'm definitely going to suggest it as an alternative to those who find the regular statistics textbooks too dry. It's also excellent reading for nerdy cat-lover types such as myself.
An essential read for students undertaking quantitative research for their projects. The book outlines information in an easy accessible manner and students enjoy the layout and format so that they can familiarise themselves with the approach they have chosen. Very comprehensive book.
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