9780321267436

Stats: Modeling the World

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321267436

  • ISBN10:

    0321267435

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/2004
  • Publisher: Addison Wesley
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Summary

Stats: Modeling the World is a modern book in many ways. It carries a core focus on statistical thinking throughout the text, emphasizing how statistics helps us to understand the world. and it utilizes both graphing calculator and computer software technologies in doing Statistics. The topic order is designed to ensure that each new topic fits into the growing structure of understanding that students build. The mantra of Think, Show, and Tell is repeated in every chapter, emphasizing the importance of thinking about a statistics question and reporting our findings. The authors know that the best way to teach is with humor. The book is fun to read. and students report that they actually read it. (Honest!)

Table of Contents

Exploring and Understanding Data
Stats Starts Here
Data
The Standard Deviation as Ruler and the Normal Model
Exploring Relationships Between Variables
Scatterplots, Association, and Correlation
Regression Wisdom
Re-expressing Data: It's Easier Than You Think
Gathering Data
Understanding Randomness
Sample Surveys
Experiments
Randomness and Probability
From Randomness to Probability
Probability Rules!
Random Variables
Probability Models
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
Learning About the World
Inferences About Means
Comparing Means
Paired Samples and Blocks
Inference When Variables are Related
Comparing Counts
Inferences for Regression
Analysis of Variance (on CD)
Multiple Regression (on CD)
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