Monday, January 10, 2005

The "STATS" book of Dick De Veaux

The coming semester will be my first time to teach out of De Veaux's famous "STATS" book. When I was using Moore & McCabe, I sometime got bored when reading the book, even it is a good and classic textbook. So, when I was flipping through De Veaux's book last year, I was immediately attracted to the witty jokes throughout the book. Being a big fan of comic strips, I really enjoyed reading every single of those used in the book. However, when I actually sat down to prepare for my first lectures, I found I can't skim the pages as I used to do. I really need to read the book! Wow.

It will be some shock to the students.

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