Significance - the Royal Statistical Society’s bi-monthly popular magazine, which looks at every possible kind of interesting, topic and theme through the prism of statistics. This mag is really accessible, a fantastic read and everyone should be reading it NOW. There’s a free app to download during the International Year of Statistics ‘Statistics 2013′.
Whilst there’s not a constant flow of new books on Statistics – there’s no ‘Popular Statistics’ section in your local bookshop yet - there are enough great existing books and a steady flow of equally great new books on shelves to feed incipient interest. The following is a list of some of the staple ‘must-reads’ on any DIY statistical education course. Books which will inform and entertain and we hope, whet your appetite to read more around the wide-ranging uses of ”Statistics’ and data more generally.
The Tiger That Isn’t: Seeing Through a World of Numbers by Andrew Dilnot and Michael Blastland
The Norm Chronicles: Stories and Numbers About Danger by Michael Blastland and David Spiegelhalter
Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread From Data by Charles Whelan
The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives by Leonard Mlodinow
The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail But Others Don’t by Nate Silverman
Statistics: A Very Short Introduction by David J Hand
Information Generation: How Data Rules Our World by David J Hand
The Lady Tasting Tea by David Salsberg
Super Crunchers: Why Thinking-by-numbers is the New Way to be Smart by Ian Ayres
Schools & Education
Teaching Statistics: A Bag of Tricks by Andrew Gelman and Deborah Nolan
Statistical Literacy at School, Growth and Goals by Jane M Watson