9780738204956

Conquering Statistics

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  • ISBN13:

    9780738204956

  • ISBN10:

    0738204951

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-08-27
  • Publisher: Basic Books

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Summary

Writing specifically for the statistically scared, Jeff Weaver exposes the mathematics behind statistical analysis and shows how an understanding of probability, standard deviation, margins of error, and test groups can help in the reader's understanding of everything from the lottery to national polls to scientific data. With vivid and humorous examples, Conquering Statistics opens the world of statistics to the average reader as well as the student and offers an invaluable look at the science behind the statistics.

Author Biography

Jefferson Hane Weaver co-authored (with Lloyd Motz) the highly popular book Conquering Mathematics. He received his M.A., his M.Phil., and his Ph.D. at the Columbia Graduate School of the Arts and Sciences. He lives in Fort Lauderdale with his wife, Shelley, and his four children.

Table of Contents

Statistics and Serendipity in a London Haberdashery
1(12)
Of Populations and Samples
13(26)
Obvious and Subtle Statistics
39(28)
Lotteries and Other Improbable Probabilities
67(24)
From Laboratory Experiments to Casino Glory
91(18)
Standard Normal Distributions
109(18)
Sampling the Samples
127(26)
Test It Yourself
153(22)
From Test Groups to Test Significance
175(20)
Correlation and Regression
195(24)
Epilogue: Conquering Statistics? 219(8)
Endnotes 227(2)
Bibliography 229(2)
Index 231

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