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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 The Basics

    1. Know the Big Secret

    2. Describe the World Using Just Two Numbers

    3. Figure the Odds

    4. Reject the Null

    5. Go Big to Get Small

    6. Measure Precisely

    7. Measure Up

    8. Power Up

    9. Show Cause and Effect

    10. Know Big When You See It

  2. Chapter 2 Discovering Relationships

    1. Discover Relationships

    2. Graph Relationships

    3. Use One Variable to Predict Another

    4. Use More Than One Variable to Predict Another

    5. Identify Unexpected Outcomes

    6. Identify Unexpected Relationships

    7. Compare Two Groups

    8. Find Out Just How Wrong You Really Are

    9. Sample Fairly

    10. Sample with a Touch of Scotch

    11. Choose the Honest Average

    12. Avoid the Axis of Evil

  3. Chapter 3 Measuring the World

    1. See the Shape of Everything

    2. Produce Percentiles

    3. Predict the Future with the Normal Curve

    4. Give Raw Scores a Makeover

    5. Standardize Scores

    6. Ask the Right Questions

    7. Test Fairly

    8. Improve Your Test Score While Watching Paint Dry

    9. Establish Reliability

    10. Establish Validity

    11. Predict the Length of a Lifetime

    12. Make Wise Medical Decisions

  4. Chapter 4 Beating the Odds

    1. Gamble Smart

    2. Know When to Hold 'Em

    3. Know When to Fold 'Em

    4. Know When to Walk Away

    5. Lose Slowly at Roulette

    6. Play in the Black in Blackjack

    7. Play Smart When You Play the Lottery

    8. Play with Cards and Get Lucky

    9. Play with Dice and Get Lucky

    10. Sharpen Your Card-Sharping

    11. Amaze Your 23 Closest Friends

    12. Design Your Own Bar Bet

    13. Go Crazy with Wild Cards

    14. Never Trust an Honest Coin

    15. Know Your Limit

  5. Chapter 5 Playing Games

    1. Avoid the Zonk

    2. Pass Go, Collect $200, Win the Game

    3. Use Random Selection as Artificial Intelligence

    4. Do Card Tricks Through the Mail

    5. Check Your iPod's Honesty

    6. Predict the Game Winners

    7. Predict the Outcome of a Baseball Game

    8. Plot Histograms in Excel

    9. Go for Two

    10. Rank with the Best of Them

    11. Estimate Pi by Chance

  6. Chapter 6 Thinking Smart

    1. Outsmart Superman

    2. Demystify Amazing Coincidences

    3. Sense the Real Randomness of Life

    4. Spot Faked Data

    5. Give Credit Where Credit Is Due

    6. Play a Tune on Pascal's Triangle

    7. Control Random Thoughts

    8. Search for ESP

    9. Cure Conjunctionitus

    10. Break Codes with Etaoin Shrdlu

    11. Discover a New Species

    12. Feel Connected

    13. Learn to Ride a Votercycle

    14. Live Life in the Fast Lane (You're Already In)

    15. Seek Out New Life and New Civilizations

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