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Statistics : Informed Decisions Using Data

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1/1/2004
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Summary

For algebra-based Introductory Statistics Courses. This text is written to promote student success while maintaining the integrity of the course. Sullivan draws on his teaching experience and background in statistics and mathematics to achieve this balance. The four basic principles characterize the approach of this text; generating and maintaining student interest, promoting student success and confidence, providing extensive and effective opportunity for student practice and allowing for flexibly of teaching styles.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Instructor xi
Preface to the Student xviii
List of Applications
xxx
Photo and Illustration Credits xxxv
Data Collection
2(48)
Introduction to the Practice of Statistics
4(8)
Observational Studies; Simple Random Sampling
12(10)
Other Types of Sampling
22(8)
Sources of Error in Sampling
30(5)
The Design of Experiments
35(15)
Chapter Review
43(3)
Case Study: Chrysalises for Cash
46(2)
Decisions: What Movie Should I Go To?
48(1)
Consumer Reports Project
49(1)
Organizing and Summarizing Data
50(60)
Organizing Qualitative Data
52(15)
Organizing Quantitative Data I
67(18)
Organizing Quantitative Data II
85(7)
Graphical Misrepresentations of Data
92(18)
Chapter Review
98(8)
Case Study: The Day the Sky Roared
106(2)
Decisions: Tables or Graphs?
108(1)
Consumer Reports Project
109(1)
Numerically Summarizing Data
110(80)
Measures of Central Tendency
112(19)
Measures of Dispersion
131(19)
Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion from Grouped Data
150(7)
Measures of Position
157(11)
The Five-Number Summary; Boxplots
168(22)
Chapter Review
177(9)
Case Study: Who Was ``A Mourner''?
186(2)
Decisions: What Car Should I Buy?
188(1)
Consumer Reports Project
189(1)
Describing the Relation between Two Variables
190(68)
Scatter Diagrams; Correlation
192(15)
Least-Squares Regression
207(14)
Diagnostics on the Least-Squares Regression Line
221(15)
Nonlinear Regression: Transformations
236(22)
Chapter Review
248(6)
Case Study: The Mystery of Global Temperature Change
254(2)
Decisions: What Car Should I Buy?
256(1)
Consumer Reports Project
257(1)
Probability
258(66)
Probability of Simple Events
260(15)
The Addition Rule; Complements
275(10)
The Multiplication Rule
285(11)
Conditional Probability
296(5)
Counting Techniques
301(23)
Chapter Review
315(5)
Case Study: The Case of the Body in the Bag
320(2)
Decisions: Sports Probabilities
322(1)
Consumer Reports Project
323(1)
Discrete Probability Distributions
324(54)
Probability Distributions
326(13)
The Binomial Probability Distribution
339(19)
The Poisson Probability Distribution
358(20)
Chapter Review
369(5)
Case Study: The Voyage of the St. Andrew
374(2)
Decisions: Should We Convict?
376(1)
Consumer Reports Project
377(1)
The Normal Probability Distribution
378(76)
Properties of the Normal Distribution
380(12)
The Standard Normal Distribution
392(14)
Applications of the Normal Distribution
406(9)
Assessing Normality
415(7)
Sampling Distributions; The Central Limit Theorem
422(15)
The Normal Approximation to the Binomial Probability Distribution
437(17)
Chapter Review
444(6)
Case Study: A Tale of Blood Chemistry and Health
450(2)
Decisions: Join the Club
452(1)
Consumer Reports Project
453(1)
Confidence Intervals about a Single Parameter
454(62)
Confidence Intervals about a Population Mean, σ Known
456(19)
Confidence Intervals about a Population Mean, σ Unknown
475(15)
Confidence Intervals about a Population Proportion
490(8)
Confidence Intervals about a Population Standard Deviation
498(18)
Chapter Review
505(7)
Case Study: The Search for a Fire-Safe Cigarette
512(2)
Decisions: What's Your Major?
514(1)
Consumer Reports Project
515(1)
Hypothesis Testing
516(76)
The Language of Hypothesis Testing
518(9)
Testing a Hypothesis about μ, σ Known
527(19)
Testing a Hypothesis about μ, σ Unknown
546(12)
Testing a Hypothesis about a Population Proportion
558(10)
Testing a Hypothesis about σ
568(7)
The Probability of a Type II Error; the Power of the Test
575(17)
Chapter Review
581(7)
Case Study: Dating Stonehenge
588(2)
Decisions: What Does It Really Weigh?
590(1)
Consumer Reports Project
591(1)
Inferences on Two Samples
592(62)
Inference about Two Means: Dependent Samples
594(13)
Inference about Two Means: Independent Samples
607(12)
Inference about Two Population Proportions
619(12)
Inference about Two Population Standard Deviations
631(23)
Chapter Review
644(6)
Case Study: Control in the Design of an Experiment
650(2)
Decisions: Where Should I Invest?
652(1)
Consumer Reports Project
653(1)
Chi-Square Procedures
654(50)
Chi-Square Goodness of Fit Test
656(11)
Contingency Tables; Association
667(10)
Chi-Square Test for Independence; Homogeneity of Proportions
677(27)
Chapter Review
694(6)
Case Study: Feeling Lucky? Well, Are You?
700(2)
Decisions: Benefits of College
702(1)
Consumer Reports Project
703(1)
Inference on the Least-Squares Regression Model; ANOVA
704(52)
Inference about the Least-Squares Regression Model
706(17)
Confidence and Prediction Intervals
723(6)
One-Way Analysis of Variance
729(27)
Chapter Review
745(7)
Case Study: Craniometry: Hat Size and Intelligence
752(2)
Decisions: Buying a Car
754(1)
Consumer Reports Project
755(1)
Nonparametric Statistics
756
An Overview of Nonparametric Statistics
758(2)
Runs Test for Randomness
760(8)
Inferences about Measures of Central Tendency
768(8)
Inferences about the Difference between Two Measures of Central Tendency: Dependent Samples
776(10)
Inferences about the Difference between Two Measures of Central Tendency: Independent Samples
786(12)
Spearman's Rank-Correlation Test
798(7)
Kruskal--Wallis Test of One-Way Analysis of Variance
805
Chapter Review
813(7)
Case Study: Evaluating Alabama's 1891 House Bill 504
820(2)
Decisions: Where Should I Live?
822(1)
Consumer Reports Project
823
Appendix A Tables 1(20)
Appendix B Lines 21
Answers 1(1)
Index 1


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