Elementary Statistics: A Brief Version with Formula Card

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  • Edition: 7th
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  • Copyright: 10/20/2014
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Elementary Statistics: A Brief Version is for introductory statistics courses with a basic algebra prerequisite. The book is non-theoretical, explaining concepts intuitively and teaching problem solving through worked examples and step-by-step instructions. In recent editions, Al Bluman has placed more emphasis on conceptual understanding and understanding results, along with increased focus on Excel, MINITAB, and the TI-83 Plus and TI-84 Plus graphing calculators; computing technologies commonly used in such courses.

Table of Contents

Elementary Statistics: A Brief Version, 7e

Chapter 1: The Nature of Probability and Statistics

1.1, Descriptive and Inferential Statistics

1.2, Variables and Types of Data

1.3, Data Collection and Sampling Techniques

1.4, Observational and Experimental Studies

1.5, Uses and Misuses of Statistics

1.6, Computers and Calculators

Chapter 2: Frequency Distributions and Graphs

2.1, Organizing Data

2.2, Histograms, Frequency Polygons, and Ogives

2.3, Other Types of Graphs

2.4, Paired Data and Scatter Plots

Chapter 3: Data Description

3.1, Measures of Central Tendency

3.2, Measures of Variation

3.3, Measures of Position

3.4, Exploratory Data Analysis

Chapter 4: Probability and Counting Rules

4.1, Sample Spaces and Probability

4.2, The Addition Rules for Probability

4.3, The Multiplication Rules and Conditional Probability

4.4, Counting Rules

4.5, Probability and Counting Rules

Chapter 5: Discrete Probability Distributions

5.1, Probability Distributions

5.2, Mean, Variance, Standard Deviation, and Expectation

5.3, The Binomial Distribution

Chapter 6: The Normal Distribution

6.1, Normal Distributions

6.2, Applications of the Normal Distributions

6.3, The Central Limit Theorem

6.4, The Normal Approximation to the Binomial Distribution

Chapter 7: Confidence Intervals and Sample Size

7.1, Confidence Intervals for the Mean When s Is Known

7.2, Confidence Intervals for the Mean When s Is Unknown

7.3, Confidence Intervals and Sample Size for Proportions

7.4, Confidence Intervals for Variances and Standard Deviations

Chapter 8: Hypothesis Testing

8.1, Steps in Hypothesis Testing Traditional Method

8.2, z Test for a Mean

8.3, t Test for a Mean

8.4, z Test for a Proportion

8.5, Chi-Square Test for a Variance or Standard Deviation

8.6, Confidence Intervals and Hypothesis Testing

Chapter 9: Testing the Difference Between Two Means, Two Proportions, and Two Variances

9.1, Testing the Difference Between Two Means: Using the z Test

9.2, Testing the Difference Between Two Means of Independent Samples: Using the t Test

9.3, Testing the Difference Between Two Means: Dependent Samples

9.4, Testing the Difference Between Two Variances

Chapter 10: Correlation and Regression

10.1, Correlation

10.2, Regression

10.3, Coefficient of Determination and Standard Error of the Estimate

Chapter 11: Chi-Square and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)

11.1, Test for Goodness of Fit

11.2, Test Using Contingency Tables

11.3, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)

Appendix A: Tables

Appendix B: Data Bank

Appendix C: Glossary

Appendix D: Photo Credits

Appendix E: Selected Answers

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