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Statistics 101

A comprehensive guide to statistics—with information on collecting, measuring, analyzing, and presenting statistical data—continuing the popular 101 series.

Data is everywhere. In the age of the internet and social media, we’re responsible for consuming, evaluating, and analyzing data on a daily basis. From understanding the percentage probability that it will rain later today, to evaluating your risk of a health problem, or the fluctuations in the stock market, statistics impact our lives in a variety of ways, and are vital to a variety of careers and fields of practice.

Unfortunately, most statistics text books just make us want to take a snooze, but with Statistics 101, you’ll learn the basics of statistics in a way that is both easy-to-understand and apply. From learning the theory of probability and different kinds of distribution concepts, to identifying data patterns and graphing and presenting precise findings, this essential guide can help turn...
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Brian Boone

Brian Boone is an editor and writer for the bestselling Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader line of trivia and humor books. He wrote I Love Rock n’ Roll (Except When I Hate It) and coauthored American Inventions: Big Ideas That Changed Modern Life and How to Make Paper Airplanes. He has contributed to How Stuff Works, Barnes & Noble Reads, McSweeney’s, Splitsider, Someecards, The Onion, Adult Swim, and Funny or Die. He lives in Oregon with his family.

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David Borman

David Borman has been involved in the financial markets and trading since 1999. He has professionally worked at Deutsche Bank, Merrill Lynch, TCM Custom House, Morgan Stanley, and Phillip Capital. He has been exposed to the trading and day trading of mutual funds, stocks, ETFs, Leveraged ETFs, Commodities, and Derivatives. He has worked right alongside the Risk Management Desk of a Singapore Based Futures Commission Merchant, where fifty million dollar margin calls were a daily occurrence. Within his own account, he has traded extensively using ETFs, precious metals, and currencies. He holds a BS in finance from Southern Illinois University, and a masters in accounting from DePaul University, and is working on his PhD in financial management from Northcentral University. When not trading, David finds the time shop for treasures at local antique shops. He is the author of Day Trading 101.

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Michele Cagan

Michele Cagan is a CPA, author, and financial mentor. With more than 20 years of experience, she offers unique insights into personal financial planning, from breaking out of debt and minimizing taxes, to maximizing income and building wealth. Michele has written numerous articles and books about personal finance, investing, and accounting, including The Infographic Guide to Personal FinanceInvesting 101Stock Market 101, and Financial Words You Should Know. In addition to her financial know-how, Michele has a not-so-secret love of painting, Star Wars, and chocolate. She lives in Maryland with her son, dogs, cats, and koi. Get more financial guidance from Michele by visiting SingleMomCPA.com.

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Susan Dalzell
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Susan Dalzell

Susan Dalzell is a freelance author who has been writing professionally for over 20 years. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and Forbes Travel Guide, as well as educational publications such as CASE’s Currents magazine and Ohio University’s research magazine, and many local newspapers and publications. She’s lived in England, Japan, and now DC, following her husband as he serves in the US Air Force: she’s currently working on a travel memoir exploring these experiences. Find her online at SusanDalzell.com or @SusanDalzell.

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Tom Head

Tom Head is an interdisciplinary historian who specializes in the history of religion, ethics, and ideas. He holds a PhD in religion and society from Edith Cowan University and is author or coauthor of twenty-nine nonfiction books on a wide range of topics, including Oneworld’s Civil Liberties: A Beginner’s Guide, the University Press of Mississippi’s Conversations with Carl Sagan, and Que/Pearson’s The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to the Bible, and Adams Media’s World History 101. He served for nine years as About.com’s guide to civil liberties, and currently writes videos on philosophy and pop culture for Wisecrack, LLC, a popular YouTube channel with over 1.5 million subscribers and over 125 million views.

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Arnie Kozak

Arnie Kozak, PhD, is a psychotherapist, clinical assistant professor in psychiatry at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, and workshop leader at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, The Copper Beech Institute, and the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. He is author of Wild Chickens and Petty Tyrants: 108 Metaphors for Mindfulness, The Everything Guide to the Introvert Edge, The Awakened Introvert: Practical Mindfulness Skills for Maximizing Your Strengths and Thriving in a Loud and Crazy World, The Everything Essentials Buddhism Book, and Mindfulness A-Z: 108 Insights for Awakening Now. Arnie has been practicing yoga and meditation for over thirty years and is dedicated to translating the Buddha’s teachings into readily accessible forms. In the long winters of northern Vermont when he’s not working, he rides the frozen slopes on his snowboard. During the short summers, he golfs. During all seasons, you can find him trail running with his dogs in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

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Peter Sander

Peter Sander is an author, researcher, and consultant in the fields of business, location reference, and personal finance. He has written more than forty books, including Value Investing for Dummies, Personal Finance for Entrepreneurs, and 101 Things Everyone Should Know About Economics. The author of numerous articles dealing with investment strategies, he is also the coauthor of the top-selling The 100 Best Stocks You Can Buy series.

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Marc Schonbrun

Marc Schonbrun is an educator, writer, and performer in the San Francisco Bay Area. Marc’s musical resume ranges from classical to jazz trio and rock concerts. He is an active lecturer on guitar and music technology, and he frequently tours the country educating musicians and teachers. He is the author of several books on music, including The Everything Reading Music Book with CD, The Only Guitar Book You’ll Ever Need, The Everything Music Theory Book with CD, and The Everything Essential Music Theory Book, among others. He lives in San Jose, CA.

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Kathleen Sears

Kathleen Sears was a high school English and Language Arts teacher for thirty years. In her retirement, she has worked as a freelance copyeditor and proofreader for several book publishers. She is the author of American Government 101, Mythology 101, US History 101, Grammar 101, and Weather 101. She lives in Syracuse, New York.

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Beth Skwarecki

Beth Skwarecki is the health editor at LifeHacker.com. She also runs their health vertical, Vitals. She has previously worked as a freelance health and science writer and her work has been featured on Medscape, Performance Menu, Public Health Perspectives, Bitch magazine, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Science, and Scientific American. She is the author of Outbreak! 50 Tales of Epidemics that Terrorized the World and Genetics 101.  

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