Thomas Pyzdek is co-author of The Six Sigma Handbook and president of the Pyzdek Institute. He has been using and teaching statistics as part of Six Sigma process improvement methods for decades. Prior to agreeing to publish the book, Statistics from A to Z -- Confusing Concepts Clarified, Wiley asked Mr. Pyzdek to review some excerpts.
He replied, "This book addresses a real need and it seems to do it in a unique and interesting way. I especially like the humor, which should help overcome the sheer terror many people experience with statistics."
Note the term "sheer terror". Mr. Pydek teaches the Six Sigma to intelligent technical people, including engineers. And he's not the only one to describe the reaction to statistics as terror -- as we'll see in a future "You are not alone ... " blog post.
Andrew A. (Andy) Jawlik is the author of the book, Statistics from A to Z -- Confusing Concepts Clarified, published by Wiley.