After spending alot of time trying to learn statistics from my textbook, I've come to the conclusion that the book we use is beyond horrible. They barely explain concepts, almost never show the math behind the formulas and the overall layout is just plain bad. I looked the book up on amazon.com, and the reviews there mostly agreed with me. The book we're using is:
Probability & Statistics for Engineers & Scientists (8th Edition) , by Walpole, Myers, Myers, Ye
Amazon.com: Probability & Statistics for Engineers & Scientists (8th Edition) (9780131877115): Ronald E. Walpole, Raymond H. Myers, Sharon L. Myers, Keying Ye: Books
I asked my teacher if he could recommend a better, more detailed book, and he recommended "Introduction to Mathematical Statistics and Its Applications, An, 4/E by Richard J. Larsen, Morris L. Marx". However, from what I can tell it too got some mixed reviews. One book which got good reviews on amazon was "Understanding Statistics, by Graham J.G. Upton, Ian Cook". It looks good, but doesn't quite cover our curriculum. So I figured I'd also ask if anyone on this forum could recommend a good, easy-to-follow textbook. Thanks!