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Statistics Demystified

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780071431187

ISBN10:
0071431187
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
5/21/2004
Publisher(s):
McGraw-Hill Professional

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This is the 1st edition with a publication date of 5/21/2004.
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Summary

Say goodbye to dry presentations, grueling formulas, and abstract theories that would put Einstein to sleep -- now there's an easier way to master the disciplines you really need to know. McGraw-Hill's Demystified Series teaches complex subjects in a unique, easy-to-absorb manner, and is perfect for users without formal training or unlimited time. They're also the most time-efficient, interestingly written "brush-ups" you can find. Organized as self-teaching guides, they come complete with key points, background information, questions at the end of each chapter, and even final exams. You'll be able to learn more in less time, evaluate your areas of strength and weakness and reinforce your knowledge and confidence. Popular science/hobbyist writer Stan Gibilisco covers every important aspect of basic (algebra-based) statistics, including: notation and jargon, describing, tables, graphs, randomness and uncertainty, probability principles, distributions, obtaining and interpreting data, correlation, causation, and more.

Author Biography

Stan Gibilisco is one of McGraw-Hill's most prolific and popular authors. His clear, reader-friendly writing style makes his electronics books accessible to a wide audience, and his background in mathematics and research makes him an ideal editor for professional handbooks. He is the author of the TAB Encyclopedia of Electronics for Technicians and Hobbyists, Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics, and The Illustrated Dictionary of Electronics. Booklist named his McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Personal Computing a "Best Reference" of 1996.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: IT’S ALL IN THE DATA

Chapter 1. Notation and Jargon

Chapter 2. How Data is Described

Chapter 3. Creating and Interpreting Tables

Chapter 4. Creating and Interpreting Graphs

Test: Part One

PART TWO: TAKING YOUR CHANCES

Chapter 5. Randomness and Uncertainty

Chapter 6. Probability Principles

Chapter 7. Discrete Distributions

Chapter 8. Continuous Distributions

Test: Part Two

PART THREE: GETTING IT RIGHT

Chapter 9. Obtaining Data

Chapter 10. Interpreting Data

Chapter 11. Correlation, Causation, and Prediction

Chapter 12. Special Procedures

Test: Part Three

Final Exam

Answers to Quiz, Test, and Exam Questions

Suggested Additional Reading and Reference

Index



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