Will Zach find Alice, the missing love of his life, and save the world? Will he survive the bridge of death? Can he escape the zombie horde? Statistically speaking the odds don’t look good …
Award-winning teacher and bestselling author Andy Field hasn’t just broken the traditional textbook mold with his new, stunningly illustrated introduction to statistics, he has forged a statistical tale like no other. And for the MethodSpace readers, we offer the first chapter of Field’s new book for free — even before it publishes in May. Click here to see PDFs of the prologue and the first chapter.
In An Adventure in Statistics: The Reality Enigma, reluctant hero Zachary Slade wakes up to find that his soulmate Alice has vanished. To find her, he must solve a puzzle using the only clue he has – Alice’s unfinished research report. If only he hadn’t skipped class to form a band.
The more Zach unravels the enigma of reality, the more he senses that something is very wrong. Did Alice ever exist? Who is the mysterious Professor Milton? What is causing people to forget who they are? And why is everyone intent on teaching him statistics?
Join Zach on his bizarre journey … it will transform your understanding of statistics forever. And if you have further question, Field answers questions about his new book here.
About Andy Field?
Andy Field is professor of child psychopathology at the University of Sussex. He has published more than 80 research papers, 29 book chapters, and 17 books mostly on child emotional development and statistics.
He is the founding editor of the Journal of Experimental Psychopathology and has been an associate editor and editorial board member for the British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, Cognition and Emotion, Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review and Research Synthesis Methods.
His ability to make statistics accessible and fun has been recognized with local and national teaching awards (University of Sussex, 2001, 2015; the British Psychological Society, 2007), a prestigious UK National Teaching Fellowship (2010), and the British Psychological Society book award (2006). He adores cats (and dogs), and loves to listen to and play very heavy music. He lives in Brighton with his wonderful wife Zoë, his son Zach, his crazy spaniel Ramsey and Fuzzy the cat.
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