Introductions to statistics

The sheer number of books on introducing statistics is overwhelming. You should use any text that appeals to you (language, style, more or less mathematical etc) and uses examples from your field(s) of interest. The references below have been chosen for the pedagogical qualities. Note that the basic tools of statistics have not changed much in recent years and "classical texts", still in print and still used, are often better written than more recent publications.

Please bear also in mind, depending on your scientific field and the kind of data you are analyzing, specific statistical tools are more or less important.

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