Statisticsby McClave, James T.; Sincich, Terry; Mendenhall, William
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Dr. Jim McClave is currently President and CEO of Info Tech, Inc., a statistical consulting and software development firm with an international clientele. He is also currently an Adjunct Professor of Statistics at the University of Florida, where he was a full-time member of the faculty for twenty years.
Terry Sincich obtained his PhD in Statistics from the University of Florida in 1980. He is an Associate Professor in the Information Systems & Decision Sciences Department at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Dr. Sincich is responsible for teaching basic statistics to all undergraduates, as well as advanced statistics to all doctoral candidates, in the College of Business Administration. He has published articles in such journals as the Journal of the American Statistical Association, International Journal of Forecasting, Academy of Management Journal, and the Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory. Dr. Sincich is a co-author of the texts Statistics, Statistics for Business & Economics, Statistics for Engineering & the Sciences, and A Second Course in Statistics: Regression Analysis.
Table of Contents
|Statistics, Data, and Statistical Thinking|
|The Science of Statistics|
|Types of Statistical Applications|
|Fundamental Elements of Statistics|
|Types of Data|
|The Role of Statistics in Critical Thinking|
|Statistics in Action: USA Weekend Teen Surveys - Are Boys Really from Mars and Girls from Venus?|
|Using Technology: Creating and Listing Data in Minitab|
|Methods for Describing Sets of Data|
|Describing Qualitative Data|
|Graphical Methods for Describing Quantitative Data|
|Numerical Measures of Central Tendency|
|Numerical Measures of Variability|
|Interpreting the Standard Deviation|
|Numerical Measures of Relative Standing|
|Methods for Detecting Outliers (Optional)|
|Graphing Bivariate Relationships (Optional)|
|Distorting the Truth with Descriptive Techniques|
|Statistics In Action: The "Eye Cue"|
|Test: Does Experience Improve Performance?|
|Using Technology: Describing Data in Minitab|
|Probability (from McClave 11endash;Chap 3)|
|Events, Sample Spaces, and Probability|
|Unions and Intersections|
|The Additive Rule and Mutually Exclusive Events|
|The Multiplicative Rule and Independent Events|
|Some Counting Rules (Optional)|
|Statistics In Action: Lotto Buster! - Can You Improve Your Chances of Winning the Lottery?|
|Using Technology: Generating a Random Sample in Minitab|
|Random Variables and Probability Distributions|
|Two Types of Random Variables|
|Probability Distributions for Discrete Random Variables|
|The Binomial Distribution|
|Probability Distributions for Continuous Random Variables|
|The Normal Distribution|
|Descriptive Methods for Assessing Normality|
|Approximating a Binomial Distribution with a Normal Distribution (Optional)|
|The Central Limit Theorem|
|Statistics in Action: Super Weapons Development - Is the Hit Ratio Optimized?|
|Using Technology: Binomial Probabilities, Normal Probabilities, and Normal Probability Plots in Minitab|
|Inferences Based on a Single Sample: Estimation with Confidence Intervals|
|Identifying the Target Parameter|
|Large-Sample Confidence Interval for a Population Mean|
|Small-Sample Confidence Interval for a Population Mean|
|Large-Sample Confidence Interval for a Populati|
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