Updated March 06, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

The 10 Best Statistics Textbooks

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Statistics by McClave and Sincich
The Art and Science of Learning...
Statistics For Dummies

This wiki has been updated 10 times since it was first published in May of 2017. As information proliferates and parsing "big data" becomes an increasingly important part of our business and personal lives, knowing a little about number analysis and collection is more useful than ever. Students of the subject would do well to invest in one of these statistics textbooks, which present their material clearly and are available in editions suitable for all levels of study. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best statistics textbook on Amazon.

10. Statistics For Dummies

9. Statistics for Management and Economics

8. Statistics for Engineers and Scientists

7. Statistics: The Exploration & Analysis of Data

6. Statistics for Business & Economics

5. The Art and Science of Learning from Data

4. Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics

3. An Introduction to Statistical Learning: with Applications in R

2. Statistics by McClave and Sincich

1. Statistics 11th Edition

Editor's Notes

March 05, 2019:

Statistics has long been a subject many people struggle with. Luckily, there are a lot of great textbooks out there that can make learning about it just a little bit easier. If you feel like you have a slight aversion to the concepts and methodologies statistics makes use of or feel like there is a wall around your brain preventing you from understanding them, you would do well with a book that explains them in simple terms, such as Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics, The Art and Science of Learning from Data, Statistics: The Exploration & Analysis of Data, or Statistics For Dummies. Students looking for a tome to accompany their main textbook or help them delve further into concepts they are learning in their coursework should consider Statistics 11th Edition and Statistics by McClave and Sincich. Professionals who need to brush up on statistical methodology to help them make informed business decisions based on large data sets will find An Introduction to Statistical Learning: with Applications in R, Statistics for Business & Economics, and Statistics for Management and Economics very helpful. If you plan on entering into engineering or a science-based profession, Statistics for Engineers and Scientists is your best option.


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on March 06, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.


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