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Elementary Statistics : A Brief Version

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Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780073312651

ISBN10:
0073312657
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
9/29/2006
Publisher(s):
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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