My books bridge the gap between the analytics profession and the mass audience. They explain how statistics and probability affect our lives, and how each of us should respond to the era of Big Data.
NUMBERSENSE: How to use Big Data to Your Advantage
Numbersense is the noise in your head when you see bad data or bad analysis. In the Big Data age, when everyone is peddling stories supported by data, we all must hone our numbersense to figure out who we can trust and what is junk. Fung demonstrates how to use numbersense in a series of case studies from business, healthcare, economics, education, and sports.
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NUMBERS RULE YOUR WORLD: The Hidden Influence of Probability and Statistics on Everything You Do
Using a set of case studies, I illustrate five fundamental concepts in statistical thinking. This is how I envision a first exposure to statistics should be like. It is a pity that the typical Statistics 101 class is constructed around a succession of mathematical techniques.
In Chapter 4, I predicted the false negative crisis in steroids testing before the Lance Armstrong fall from grace, at a time when the media was obsessing about false positives. In the same chapter, I discuss the statistics of predicting terrorism.
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