Hi awesome Physicsforum members, I’m looking for a good introdoctury book for learning Statistics (self-study) which succeeds in explaining the concepts very clearly . What I’m looking for in a statistics book My goal with the book is not to achieve some abstract mathematical skills, but rather to be able to use and understand how to use statistics in Science studyies (Biology, chemistry etc.). I’d love a book that explains every subject An example would be ”Standard Deviation”: I’d love a book giving you a visul image of what standard diviation would look like in a statistical exapmple (some visual graph) instead of just launching into the definition with heave mat. In addition explaining why and when it’s useful – giving examples with clear conclsions. So far I’ve come across 2 books which look like they have potential for being good. 1. Statistics in plain english 2. The complete idiots guide to statistics 2nd edition I’d love to hear your recommendations or comments and what you find to be the best introduction book on statistics.