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Elementary Statistics

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9780201598780

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Pub. Date:
11/1/1998
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Pearson College Div
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Summary

Now in its Fourth Edition, Weiss has a reputation for being thorough and precise, and for using real data extensively throughout. Case studies are introduced at the beginning of the chapters and discussed at the end, showing students the links between the subject matter and how the material can be used in real life.

Table of Contents

PART I INTRODUCTION 1(56)
The Nature of Statistics
3(54)
Case Study: Top Films of All Time
2(2)
Two Kinds of Statistics
4(2)
Classifying Statistical Studies
6(4)
The Development of Statistics
10(1)
Using the Computer
11(12)
Is a Study Necessary?
23(1)
Simple Random Sampling
24(9)
Other Sampling Procedures
33(6)
Experimental Design
39(18)
Chapter Review
49(1)
Review Test
50(3)
Internet Project
53(1)
Using the Focus Database
54(1)
Case Study Discussion
55(1)
Biography
56(1)
PART II DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS 57(188)
Organizing Data
59(66)
Case Study: Infant Mortality
58(2)
Variables and Data
60(6)
Grouping Data
66(15)
Graphs and Charts
81(14)
Stem-and-Leaf Diagrams
95(8)
Distribution Shapes; Symmetry and Skewness
103(9)
Misleading Graphs
112(13)
Chapter Review
117(1)
Review Test
118(4)
Internet Project
122(1)
Using the Focus Database
122(1)
Case Study Discussion
123(1)
Biography
123(2)
Descriptive Measures
125(70)
Case Study: Per Capita Income by State
124(2)
Measures of Center
126(12)
The Sample Mean
138(4)
Measures of Variation; the Sample Standard Deviation
142(17)
The Five-Number Summary; Boxplots
159(15)
Descriptive Measures for Populations; Use of Samples
174(21)
Chapter Review
188(1)
Review Test
189(2)
Internet Project
191(1)
Using the Focus Database
192(1)
Case Study Discussion
192(1)
Biography
193(2)
Descriptive Methods in Regression and Correlation
195(50)
Case Study: Fat Consumption and Prostate Cancer
194(2)
Linear Equations with One Independent Variable
196(6)
The Regression Equation
202(18)
The Coefficient of Determination
220(10)
Linear Correlation
230(15)
Chapter Review
239(1)
Review Test
240(3)
Internet Project
243(1)
Using the Focus Database
243(1)
Case Study Discussion
243(1)
Biography
244(1)
PART III PROBABILITY, RANDOM VARIABLES, AND SAMPLING DISTRIBUTIONS 245(164)
Probability and Random Variables
247(82)
Case Study: The Powerball
246(2)
Probability Basics
248(9)
Events
257(11)
Some Rules of Probability
268(10)
Discrete Random Variables and Probability Distributions
278(12)
The Mean and Standard Deviation of a Discrete Random Variable
290(7)
The Binomial Distribution
297(32)
Chapter Review
319(1)
Review Test
320(4)
Internet Project
324(1)
Using the Focus Database
325(1)
Case Study Discussion
326(1)
Biography
327(2)
The Normal Distribution
329(46)
Case Study: Chest Sizes of Scottish Militiamen
328(2)
Introducing Normally Distributed Variables
330(10)
Areas Under the Standard Normal Curve
340(11)
Working With Normally Distributed Variables
351(9)
Assessing Normality; Normal Probability Plots
360(15)
Chapter Review
367(1)
Review Test
368(3)
Internet Project
371(1)
Using the Focus Database
371(1)
Case Study Discussion
372(1)
Biography
372(3)
The Sampling Distribution of the Mean
375(34)
Case Study: The Chesapeake and Ohio Freight Study
374(2)
Sampling Error; the Need for Sampling Distributions
376(7)
The Mean and Standard Deviation of X
383(9)
The Sampling Distribution of the Mean
392(17)
Chapter Review
403(1)
Review Test
404(3)
Internet Project
407(1)
Using the Focus Database
407(1)
Case Study Discussion
407(1)
Biography
408(1)
PART IV INFERENTIAL STATISTICS 409
Confidence Intervals for one Population Mean
411
Case Study: Zooplankton Nutrition in the Gulf of Mexico
410
Estimating a Population Mean
412
Confidence Intervals for One Population Mean When σ Is Known
418
Margin of Error
428
Confidence Intervals for One Population Mean When σ Is Unknown
434
Chapter Review
449
Review Test
450
Internet Project
453
Using the Focus Database
453
Case Study Discussion
454
Biography
454
Hypothesis Tests for One Population Mean
457
Case Study: Effects of Brewery Effluent on Soil
456
The Nature of Hypothesis Testing
458
Terms, Errors, and Hypotheses
467
Hypothesis Tests for One Population Mean When σ Is Known
478
P-Values
492
Hypothesis Tests for One Population Mean When σ is Unknown
506
Chapter Review
522
Review Test
523
Internet Project
527
Using the Focus Database
527
Case Study Discussion
528
Biography
528
Inferences for Two Population Means
531
Case Study: Breast Milk and IQ
530
The Sampling Distribution of the Difference Between Two Means for Independent Samples
532
Inferences for Two Population Means Using Independent Samples (Standard Deviations Assumed Equal)
540
Inferences for Two Population Means Using Independent Samples (Standard Deviations Not Assumed Equal)
554
Inferences for Two Population Means Using Paired Samples
567
Chapter Review
583
Review Test
584
Internet Project
590
Using the Focus Database
590
Case Study Discussion
591
Biography
592
Inferences for Population Proportions
595
Case Study: Credit Card Blues
594
Confidence Intervals for One Population Proportion
596
Hypothesis Tests for One Population Proportion
611
Inferences for Two Population Proportions Using Independent Samples
618
Chapter Review
632
Review Test
632
Internet Project
636
Using the Focus Database
637
Case Study Discussion
637
Biography
638
Chi-Square Procedures
641
Case Study: Time On or Off the Job: Which Do Americans Enjoy More?
640
The Chi-Square Distribution
642
Chi-Square Goodness-Of-Fit Test
644
Contingency Tables; Association
656
Chi-Square Independence Test
667
Chapter Review
681
Review Test
681
Internet Project
686
Using the Focus Database
686
Case Study Discussion
686
Biography
687
Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
689
Case Study: Heavy Drinking Among College Students
688
The F-Distribution
690
One-Way ANOVA: The Logic
692
One-Way ANOVA: The Procedure
700
Chapter Review
715
Review Test
716
Internet Project
717
Using the Focus Database
718
Case Study Discussion
718
Biography
719
Inferential Methods in Regression and Correlation
721
Case Study: Fat Consumption and Prostate Cancer
720
The Regression Model; Analysis of Residuals
722
Inferences for the Slope of the Population Regression Line
738
Estimation and Prediction
749
Inferences in Correlation
761
Chapter Review
768
Review Test
769
Internet Project
772
Using the Focus Database
773
Case Study Discussion
773
Biography
774
APPENDIXES A-1
Appendix A Statistical Tables
A-3
I Random numbers
A-5
II Areas under the standard normal curve
A-6
III Normal scores
A-8
IV Values of tα
A-11
V Values of Xα2
A-12
VI Values of Fα
A-14
Appendix B Answers to Selected Exercises
A-23
Index I-1


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