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# Elementary Statistics : A Brief Version

**by**Bluman, Allan G.

4th

### 9780073312651

0073312657

Paperback

9/29/2006

McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math

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## Summary

Elementary Statistics: A Brief Version, 4th Edition is a shorter version of Allan Bluman's popular text Elementary Statistics: A Step by Step Approach, 6th edition. This softcover edition includes all the features of the longer book, but is designed for a course in which the time available limits the number of topics covered. The book is written for general beginning statistics courses with a basic algebra prerequisite. The book use a non-theoretical approach, explaining concepts intuitively and teaching problem solving through worked examples step-by-step.

## Table of Contents

Preface | |

The Nature of Probability and Statistics | |

Introduction | |

Descriptive and Inferential Statistics | |

Variables and Types of Data | |

Data Collection and Sampling Techniques | |

Observational and Experimental Studies | |

Uses and Misuses of Statistics | |

Computers and Calculators | |

Summary | |

Frequency Distributions and Graphs | |

Introduction | |

Organizing Data | |

Histograms, Frequency Polygons, and Ogives | |

Other Types of Graphs | |

Paired Data and Scatter Plots Ana | |

Summary | |

Data Description | |

Introduction | |

Measures of Central Tendency | |

Measures of Variation | |

Measures of Position | |

Exploratory Data Analysis | |

Summary | |

Probability and Counting Rules | |

Introduction | |

Sample Spaces and Probability | |

The Addition Rules for Probability | |

The Multiplication Rules and Conditional Probability | |

Counting Rules | |

Probability and Counting Rules | |

Summary | |

Discrete Probability Distributions | |

Introduction | |

Probability Distributions | |

Mean, Variance, Standard Deviation, and Expectation | |

The Binomial Distribution | |

Summary | |

The Normal Distribution | |

Introduction | |

Properties of the Normal Distribution | |

The Standard Normal Distribution | |

Applications of the Normal Distribution | |

The Central Limit Theorem | |

The Normal Approximation to the Binomial Distribution | |

Summary | |

Confidence Intervals and Sample Size | |

Introduction | |

Confidence Intervals for the Mean (Sigma Known or n > 30) and Sample Size | |

Confidence Intervals for the Mean (Sigma Unknown and n< 30) | |

Confidence Intervals and Sample Size for Proportions | |

Confidence Intervals for Variances and Standard Deviations | |

Summary | |

Hypothesis Testing | |

Introduction | |

Steps in Hypothesis Testing – Traditional Method | |

z Test for a Mean | |

t Test for a Mean | |

z Test for a Proportion | |

Chi-Square Test for a Variance or Standard Deviation | |

Additional Topics Regarding Hypothesis Testing | |

Summary | |

Testing the Difference Between Two Means, Two Variances, and Two Proportions | |

Introduction | |

Testing the Difference Between Two Means: Large Samples | |

Testing the Difference Between Two Variances | |

Testing the Difference Between Two Means: Small Independent Samples | |

Testing the Difference Between Two Means: Small Dependent Samples | |

Testing the Difference Between Two Proportions | |

Summary | |

Correlation and Regression | |

Introduction | |

Correlation | |

Regression | |

Coefficient of Determination and Standard Error of the Estimate | |

Summary | |

Chi-Square and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) | |

Introduction | |

Test for Goodness of Fit | |

Tests Using Contingency Tables | |

Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) | |

Summary | |

Algebra Review | |

Writing the Research Report | |

Alternate Approach to the Standard Normal Distribution | |

Tables | |

Data Bank | |

Glossary | |

Bibliography | |

Photo Credits | |

Selected Answers | |

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