9780321500458

Intro Stats

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321500458

  • ISBN10:

    0321500458

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover w/CD
  • Copyright: 1/1/2009
  • Publisher: Addison Wesley
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Summary

KEY MESSAGE:Intro Stats, Third Edition, continues and extends the successful innovations pioneered in the DeVeaux/Velleman/Bock books, teaching statistics and statistical thinking for today's readers. This book uses a fun, conversational writing style, real data, and short, accessible chapters. The consistent Think/Show/Tell model for worked examples reinforces thinking about how to approach a statistics problem, showing how to solve it, and reporting the conclusion in the context of the problem. KEY TOPICS: Exploring and Understanding Data; Exploring Relationships between Variables; Gathering Data; Randomness and Probability; From the Data at Hand to the World At Large; Learning about the World; Inference When Variables are Related MARKET: For all readers interested in Statistics.

Table of Contents

Exploring and Understanding Data
Stats Starts Here
Data
Displaying and Describing Categorical Data
Displaying and Summarizing Quantitative Data
Understanding and Comparing Distributions
The Standard Deviation as a Ruler and the Normal Model Review of Part I Exploring and Understanding Data
Exploring Relationships between Variables
Scatterplots, Association, and Correlation
Linear Regression
Regression Wisdom
Re-expressing Data: Get It Straight!Review of Part II Exploring Relationships Between Variables
Gathering Data
Understanding Randomness
Sample Surveys
Experiments and Observational Studies
Review of Part III Gathering Data
Randomness and Probability
From Randomness to Probability
Probability Rules!
Random Variables
Probability Models
Review of Part IV Randomness and Probability
From the Data at Hand to the World At Large
Sampling Distribution Models
Confidence Intervals for Proportions
Testing Hypotheses about Proportions
More about Tests
Comparing Two Proportions
Review of Part V From the Data at Hand to the World at Large
Learning about the World
Inferences about Means
Comparing Means
Paired Samples and Blocks
Review of Part VI Learning About the World
Inference When Variables are Related
Comparing Counts
Inferences for Regression
Review of Part VII Inference When Variables Are Related
Analysis of Variance-on the CD
Multiple Regression-on the CD
Appendixes
Answers
Photo Acknowledgements
Index
Tables and Selected Formulas
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