From XKCD. Not baseball, but it brings to mind park effect, league context, etc.

## January 28, 2011

## January 5, 2011

### Andrew Gelman's "5 Books"

Andrew Gelman is one of the most interesting (IMHO) social scientist/statisticians in The Academy. Not only does he have serious statistical chops (he co-authored

Gelman was recently approached by The Browser to suggest five books on how people vote in the U.S., but instead he provided a list of five excellent books about statistics. #1 on his list: Bill James’

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*Bayesian Data Analysis*with Carlin, Stern, and Rubin), but he also has published a raft of papers on voting patterns. His blog Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science -- written with his colleague Aleks Jakulin -- offers wide ranging commentary on everything from statistical theory and philosophy, to R (the statistical software), to all manner of social statistics.Gelman was recently approached by The Browser to suggest five books on how people vote in the U.S., but instead he provided a list of five excellent books about statistics. #1 on his list: Bill James’

*Baseball Abstracts 1982-1986*.-30-

Labels:
Andrew Gelman,
Bill James,
epistemology,
statistics

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