Fundamentals of Statistics

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 1/1/2011
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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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 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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