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ELEMENTARY STATISTICS: A STEP BY STEP APPROACHis for general beginning 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. This edition places more emphasis on conceptual understanding and understanding results. This edition also features increased emphasis on Excel, MINITAB, and the TI-83 Plus and TI-84 Plus graphing calculators; computing technologies commonly used in such courses.
Table of Contents
1 The Nature of Probability and Statistics 2 Frequency Distributions and Graphs 3 Data Description 4 Probability and Counting Rules 5 Discrete Probability Distributions 6 The Normal Distribution 7 Confidence Intervals and Sample Size 8 Hypothesis Testing 9 Testing the Difference Between Two Means, Two Variances, and Two Proportions 10 Correlation and Regression 11 Other Chi-Square Tests 12 Analysis of Variance 13 Nonparametric Statistics 14 Sampling and Simulation Appendix A: Algebra Review Appendix B-1: Writing the Research Report Appendix B-2: Bayes' Theorem Appendix B-3: Alternate Approach to the Standard Normal Distribution Appendix C: Tables Appendix D: Data Bank Appendix E: Glossary Appendix F: Bibliography Appendix G: Photo Credits Appendix H: Selected Answers