Want to learn more about analyzing data? Try taking a page from Aesop's book.
Well...really, I'm suggesting taking multiple pages from Minitab's book, but my suggestion stems from an idea that Aesop epitomizes.
Aesop was no fool. When he wanted to convey even the heaviest of lessons, he didn't waste time detailing the intellectual and philosophical arguments behind them. He didn't argue, cajole, or berate. He didn't lecture or pontificate.
He told a story.
Minitab uses the same approach in Meet Minitab, the introductory guide to data analysis and quality statistics using our statistical software. From beginning to end, Meet Minitab follows the story of a workflow quality improvement project that takes place at a (fictional) online bookstore.
I went through the exercises in the book again recently, and was reminded of how well it illustrates the real-world applicability of data analysis.