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As a Wharton professor, Philip Tetlock showed in a landmark 2005 study that even expertsâ€™ predictions are only slightly better than chance. However, an important and underreported conclusion of that study was that some experts do have real foresight, and Tetlock has spent the past decade trying to figure out why. What makes some people so good? And can this talent be taught?

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This book gives you a broad overview of statistics, including both conceptual and technical aspects.

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John Allen Paulos travels though the pages of the daily newspaper showing how math and numbers are a key element in many of the articles we read every day. From the Senate, SATs, and sex, to crime, celebrities, and cults, he takes stories that may not seem to involve mathematics at all and demonstrates how a lack of mathematical knowledge can hinder our understanding of them.

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Book: A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper

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The Signal and The Noise : Why Most Predictions Fail â€“ but Some Don't is a book by Nate Silver detailing the art of using probability and statistics as applied to real-world circumstances.

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Darrell Huff runs the gamut of every popularly used type of statistic, probes such things as the sample study, the tabulation method, the interview technique, or the way the results are derived from the figures, and points up the countless number of dodges.

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Tim Harford investigates numbers in the news. Numbers are used in every area of public debate. But are they always reliable? Tim and the More or Less team try to make sense of the statistics which surround us.

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FiveThirtyEight maintains the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of the original site Nate Silver founded in 2008, while extending its coverage to diverse areas such as sports, politics, economics, science and life.

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This book by Derek Rowntree uses words and diagrams, rather than formulas and equations, to help students from all subject areas understand what statistics is, but more importantly, how to think statistically.

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Book: Statistics Without Tears

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A show about our data age. Each week, Jody Avirgan brings you stories and interviews on how data is changing our lives.

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A set of books and a podcast, Levitt and Dubner apply economic theory to diverse subjects not usually covered by "traditional" economists.

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