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# Fundamentals of Statistics

ISBN13:

## 9780131569874

**by**Sullivan, Michael

0131569872

2nd

Paperback w/CD

1/1/2011

Prentice Hall

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### Summary

Drawing on the author's extensive teaching experience and background in statistics and mathematics, this book is designed to promote reader success while maintaining the integrity of subject matter. The author's main goals are to generate and maintain reader interest, promote reader success and confidence, and provide extensive and effective opportunity for practice.Chapter topics include: Data Collection; Probability; Hypothesis Testing; The Binomial Probability Distributions; The Normal Probability Distribution; Confidence Intervals about a Single Parameter; and more.For those who are interested in learning statistics as it relates to their lives.

### Table of Contents

Getting the Information You Need | |

Data Collection1 | |

Introduction to the Practice of Statistics1 | |

Observational Studies, Experiments, and Simple RandomSampling1 | |

Other Effective Sampling Methods1 | |

Sources of Error in Sampling1 | |

The Design of Experiments | |

Chapter ReviewCase Study: Chrysalises for Cash (on CD) | |

Descriptive Statistics | |

Organizing and Summarizing Data | |

Organizing Qualitative Data | |

Organizing Quantitative Data | |

Graphical Misrepresentations of Data | |

Chapter ReviewCase Study: The Day the Sky Roared (on CD) | |

Numerically Summarizing Data | |

Measures of Central Tendency | |

Measures of Dispersion | |

Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion from GroupedData | |

Measures of Position | |

The Five-Number Summary and Boxplots | |

Chapter ReviewCase Study:Who Was +A Mourner'? (on CD) | |

Describing the Relation between Two Variables | |

Scatter Diagrams and Correlation | |

Least-Squares Regression | |

The Coefficient of Determination | |

Chapter ReviewCase Study: Thomas Malthus, Population, and Subsistence (on CD) | |

Probability and Probability Distributions | |

Probability | |

Probability Rules | |

The Addition Rule and Complements | |

Independence and the Multiplication Rule | |

Conditional Probability and the General Multiplication Rule | |

Counting Techniques | |

Chapter ReviewCase Study: The Case of the Body in the Bag (on CD) | |

Discrete Probability Distributions | |

Discrete Random Variables | |

The Binomial Probability Distribution | |

Chapter ReviewCase Study: The Voyage of the St.Andrew (on CD) | |

The Normal Probability Distribution | |

Properties of the Normal Distribution | |

The Standard Normal Distribution | |

Applications of the Normal Distribution | |

Assessing Normality | |

The Normal Approximation to the Binomial Probability Distribution | |

Chapter ReviewCase Study: A Tale of Blood, Chemistry, and Health (on CD)Putting It All Together: Probability | |

Inference: From Samples to Population | |

Sampling Distributions | |

Distribution of the Sample Mean | |

Distribution of the Sample Proportion | |

Chapter ReviewCase Study: Sampling Distribution of the Median (on CD) | |

Estimating the Value of a Parameter Using Confidence Intervals | |

The Logic in Constructing Confidence Intervals about a Population Mean Where the Population Standard Deviation is Known | |

Confidence Intervals about a Population Mean in Practice Where the Population Standard Deviation is Unknown | |

Confidence Intervals about a Population Proportion | |

Putting It All Together:Which Method Do I Use? | |

Chapter ReviewCase Study: The Search for a Fire-Safe Cigarette (on CD) | |

Testing Claims Regarding a Parameter | |

The Language of Hypothesis Testing | |

Testing Claims about a Population Mean Assuming the Population Standard Deviation Is Known | |

Testing Claims about a Population Mean in Practice | |

Testing Claims about a Population Proportion | |

Putting It All Together:Which Metho | |

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