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Recommendations for good statistics textbook?

Ragnarok

Member
Jul 10, 2013
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I've never really taken any statistics beyond a college introductory course, and I've been put off taking more because of the lack of mathematical explanations and clarity of the texts that are typically used. Since I have a decent math background (basic analysis, basic algebra) I would much prefer a mathematically inclined text as opposed to one that just teaches you how to calculate various measures without explaining why you are doing it. I've been looking at this text:

All of Statistics: A Concise Course in Statistical Inference (Springer Texts in Statistics): Larry Wasserman: 9780387402727: Amazon.com: Books

Does anybody have any comments on it, or recommendations for other textbooks? Thanks!
 

Plato

Well-known member
MHB Math Helper
Jan 27, 2012
196
I've never really taken any statistics beyond a college introductory course, and I've been put off taking more because of the lack of mathematical explanations and clarity of the texts that are typically used. Since I have a decent math background (basic analysis, basic algebra) I would much prefer a mathematically inclined text as opposed to one that just teaches you how to calculate various measures without explaining why you are doing it. I've been looking at this text:

All of Statistics: A Concise Course in Statistical Inference (Springer Texts in Statistics): Larry Wasserman: 9780387402727: Amazon.com: Books

Does anybody have any comments on it, or recommendations for other textbooks? Thanks!
Here is a really good book.

There many "used" books available.