Elementary Statistics Using Excel

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2/11/2013
  • Publisher: Pearson

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From SAT scores to job search methods, statistics influences and shapes the world around us. Marty Triola’s text continues to be the bestseller because it helps students understand the relationship between statistics and the world, bringing life to the theory and methods. Elementary Statistics Using Excel raises the bar with every edition by incorporating an unprecedented amount of real and interesting data that will help instructors connect with students today, and help them connect statistics to their daily lives. The Fifth Edition contains more than 1,800 exercises, 89% of which use real data and 85% of which are new. Hundreds of examples are included, 91% of which use real data and 84% of which are new.

Author Biography

Mario F. Triola is a Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Dutchess Community College, where he has taught statistics for over 30 years. Marty is the author of Essentials of Statistics, Elementary Statistics Using Excel, Elementary Statistics Using the Graphing Calculator, and he is a co-author of Biostatistics for the Biological and Health Sciences, Statistical Reasoning for Everyday Life and Business Statistics. He has written several manuals and workbooks for technology supporting statistics education. Outside of the classroom, Marty has been a speaker at many conferences and colleges. His consulting work includes the design of casino slot machines and fishing rods, and he has worked with attorneys in determining probabilities in paternity lawsuits, identifying salary inequities based on gender, analyzing disputed election results, analyzing medical data, and analyzing medical school surveys. Marty has testified as an expert witness in New York State Supreme Court. The Text and Academic Authors Association has awarded Mario F. Triola a "Texty" for Excellence for his work on Elementary Statistics.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Statistics

1.1 Review and Preview

1.2 Statistical Thinking and Critical Thinking

1.3 Types of Data

1.4 Collecting Sample Data

1.5 Introduction to Excel


Chapter 2 Summarizing and Graphing

2.1 Review and Preview

2.2 Frequency Distributions

2.3 Histograms

2.4 Graphs that Enlighten and Graphs that Deceive


Chapter 3 Statistics for Describing, Exploring, and Comparing

3.1 Review and Preview

3.2 Measures of Center

3.3 Measures of Variation

3.4 Measures of Relative Standing & Boxplots


Chapter 4 Probability

4.1 Review and Preview

4.2 Basic Concepts of Probability

4.3 Addition Rule

4.4 Multiplication Rule: Basics

4.5 Multiplication Rule: Complements and Conditional Probability

4.6 Counting

4.7 Probabilities Through Simulations  (on CD)

4.8 Bayes’ Theorem (on CD)


Chapter 5 Discrete Probability Distributions

5.1 Review and Preview

5.2 Probability Distributions

5.3 Binomial Probability Distributions

5.4 Parameters for Binomial Distributions

5.5 Poisson Probability Distributions


Chapter 6 Normal Probability Distributions

6.1 Review and Preview

6.2 The Standard Normal Distribution

6.3 Applications of Normal Distributions

6.4 Sampling Distributions and Estimators

6.5 Central Limit Theorem

6.6 Assessing Normality

6.7 Normal as Approximation to Binomial


Chapter 7 Estimates and Sample Sizes

7.1 Review and Preview

7.2 Estimating a Population Proportion

7.3 Estimating Population Mean

7.4 Estimating Population Standard Deviation or Variance


Chapter 8 Hypothesis Testing

8.1 Review and Preview

8.2 Basics of Hypothesis Testing

8.3 Testing a Claim About a Proportion

8.4 Testing a Claim About a Mean

8.5 Testing a Claim About a Standard Deviation or Variance


Chapter 9 Inferences from Two Samples

9.1 Review and Preview

9.2 Two Proportions

9.3 Two Means: Independent Samples

9.4 Two Dependent Samples (Matched Pairs)

9.5 Two Variances or Standard Deviations


Chapter 10 Correlation and Regression

10.1 Review and Preview

10.2 Correlation

10.3 Regression

10.4 Prediction Intervals and Variation

10.5 Multiple Regression

10.6 Nonlinear Regression


Chapter 11 Goodness-of-Fit and Contingency Tables

11.1 Review and Preview

11.2 Goodness-of-Fit

11.3 Contingency Tables


Chapter 12 Analysis of Variance

12.1 Review and Preview

12.2 One-Way ANOVA

12.3 Two-Way ANOVA


Chapter 13 Nonparametric Tests

13.1 Review and Preview

13.2 Sign Test

13.3 Wilcoxon Signed Ranks Test for Matched Pairs

13.4 Wilcoxon Rank-Sum Test for Two Independent Samples

13.5 Kruskal-Wallis Test

13.6 Rank Correlation

13.7 Runs Test for Randomness


Chapter 14 Statistical Process Control

14.1 Review and Preview

14.2 Control Charts for Variation and Mean

14.3 Control Charts for Attributes


Chapter 15 Ethics, Projects, Procedures and Perspectives

15.1 Ethics in Statistics

15.2 Projects

15.3 Procedures

15.4 Perspectives

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