Fundamentals of Statistics

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2005
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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For a one semester or one-term algebra-based Introductory Statistics Courses. Drawing on the author's extensive teaching experience and background in statistics and mathematics, this text promotes student success in introductory statistics while maintaining the integrity of the course. Four basic principles characterize the approach of this text: generating and maintaining student interest; promoting student success and confidence; providing extensive and effective opportunity for student practice; and allowing for flexibly of teaching styles.

Table of Contents

(NOTE: Each chapter ends with Chapter Review and Consumer Reports Project.)
Data Collection
Introduction to the Practice of Statistics
Observational Studies; Simple Random Sampling
Other Types of Sampling
Sources of Error in Sampling
The Design of Experiments
Organizing and Summarizing Data
Organizing Qualitative Data
Organizing Quantitative Data
Graphical Misrepresentations of Data
Numerically Summarizing Data
Measures of Central Tendency
Measures of Dispersion
Computing Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion from Grouped Data
Measures of Position
The Five-Number Summary; Boxplots
Describing the Relation Between Two Variables
Scatter Diagrams; Linear Correlation
Least-squares Regression
The Coefficient of Determination
Probability of Simple Events
The Addition Rule; Complements
The Multiplication Rule
Conditional Probability
Counting Techniques
The Binomial Probability Distributions
Probability Distributions
The Binomial Probability Distribution
The Normal Probability Distribution
Properties of the Normal Distribution
The Standard Normal Distribution
Applications of the Normal Distribution
Assessing Normality
Sampling Distributions; The Central Limit Theorem
The Normal Approximation to the Binomial Probability Distribution
Confidence Intervals about a Single Parameter
Confidence Intervals about a Population Mean, ?? known
Confidence Intervals about a Population Mean, ?? unknown
Confidence Intervals about the Population Proportion
Hypothesis Testing
The Language of Hypothesis Testing
Testing a Hypothesis about ??, ?? known
Testing a Hypothesis about ??, ?? unknown
Testing a Hypothesis about the Population Proportion
Comparing Two Population Parameters
Inference about Two Means: Dependent Samples
Inference about Two Means: Independent Samples
Inference about Two Population Proportions
Additional Inferential Procedures
Inference Using the Chi-Square Distribution
Chi-Square Goodness of Fit Test
Chi-Square Test for Independence; Homogeneity of Proportions
Inference on the Least-Squares Regression Model
Inference about the Least-squares Regression Model
Confidence and Prediction
Additional Topics Available on CD
Confidence Intervals about a Population Standard Deviation
Hypothesis Tests about a Population Standard Deviation
One Way Analysis of Variance
Review of Lines
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