Who really knows what drives Amazon’s decisions about how books should be categorized? Not me. The first edition of How to Measure Anything was categorized on Amazon as “math for business” and it was virtually always able to hold the #1 rank in that category for the three years since its publication.
Now the second edition has been categorized, instead, as “statistics”. I was concerned that the new category might exclude more readers; however, it does not seem to have had that effect. Statistics is also a more competitive category. But my concerns seemed to be misplaced. It has held the #1 rank in statistics almost every day since its release and the overall Amazon rank has also been consistently better. Perhaps the new category will help it reach more people after all. What was I thinking questioning Amazon’s judgment, anyway?
I think statistics is a good match.
I just finished reading the book and downloading your sample spreadsheets and now want to get started applying this to my work.
I really appreciated the balance in your books between measurement concepts and doing the math. Not too much math as to obscure the concepts but enough to explain and show that there are real world solutions. Now that I am hooked on measuring anything and am willing to work through the detailed statistics, can you suggest some statistics texts that would help fill in all the details.
Thanks for the input. That was exactly what I was goind for. I’m glad you found it interesting.