10 books useful for research

10 books (in no particular order) that are not directly related to transportation or planning but will definitely help improve the way you think about quantitative analysis.

  1. Everything is obvious: How common sense fails us – Duncan J. Watts
  2. Weapons of math destruction: How big data increases inequality and threatens democracy – Cathy O’Neil
  3. Superforecasting: The art & science of prediction – Phillip Tetlock and Dan Gardner
  4. The black swan: The impact of the highly improbable – Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  5. Antifragile: Things that gain from disorder – Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  6. Thinking, fast and slow – Daniel Khaneman
  7. The signal and the noise: Why so many predictions fail but some don’t – Nate Silver
  8. Nudge: Improving decisions about health, wealth and happiness – Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein
  9. The Cult of statistical significance : How the standard error costs us jobs, justice and lives – Stephen Ziliak & Deirdre McCloskey
  10. Dance with chance: Making luck work for you – Spyros Makridakis, Robin Hogarth & Anil Gaba

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