Below is a list of resources for journalists looking to improve their statistical awareness.


The Cult of Statistical Significance: How the Standard Error Costs Us Jobs, Justice, and Lives” by Stephen T. Ziliak and Deirdre N. McCloskey

“Exploring Statistics with SPSS: And Sex, Drugs, and Rock’n’Roll (also has an R version)” by Andy Field

“How to Lie with Statistics” by Darrell Huff

“Intro Stats” by De Veaux, Velleman, and Bock

“The Lady Tasting Tea” by David Saslburg

“Medical Illuminations: Using Evidence, Visualization & Statistical Thinking to Improve Healthcare” by Howard Wainer

“News & Numbers” by Victor Cohn

“Numbers in the Newsroom” by Sarah Cohen

“Statistics Done Wrong” by Alex Reinhart

“Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics” by Neil Salkind

“Statistics” by David Freedman, Robert Pisani, Roger Purves, and Ani Adhikari


Chance, published by American Statistical Society

Significance magazine, published by Royal Statistical Society

Online Publications

Andrew Gelman:

Seeing Theory: A visual introduction to probability and statistics by Daniel Kunin with support from Brown University’s Royce Fellowship Program

Simply Statistics:

Ten Simple Rules for Effective Statistical Practice” from PLOS Computational Biology

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