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UX Book Club: Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data

Join UX Book Club to discuss “Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data” by Charles Wheelan.

Once considered tedious, the field of statistics is rapidly evolving into a discipline that Hal Varian, chief economist at Google, has actually called “sexy.” How can we catch schools that cheat on standardized tests? How does Netflix know which movies you’ll like? What is causing the rising incidence of autism? As best-selling author Charles Wheelan shows us in Naked Statistics, the right data and a few well-chosen statistical tools can help us answer these questions and more.

Everyone is welcome to hang out and chat about the topic, even if you're not familiar with the reading material. Short excerpts from the book are read aloud to loosely guide the conversation along the topic.

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