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Understandable Statistics : Concepts and Methods

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9780395907689

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0395907683
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Pub. Date:
10/21/1998
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Brooks Cole
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Table of Contents

Table of Prerequisite Material
xiii
Preface xiv
A User's Guide to Features xxi
Getting Started
2(20)
Overview
3(1)
Where Have All the Fireflies Gone?
3(1)
What Is Statistics?
4(14)
Calculators and Computers in Statistics
18(1)
Where Will I Use Statistics?
19(3)
Summary
20(1)
Important Words and Symbols
20(1)
Chapter Review Problems
21(1)
Organizing Data
22(66)
Overview
23
Focus Problem: Say It with Pictures
22(1)
Random Samples
23(10)
Graphs
33(13)
Histograms and Frequency Distributions
46(20)
Stem-and-Leaf Displays
66(22)
Summary
74(1)
Important Words and Symbols
74(1)
Chapter Review Problems
75(5)
Data Highlights: Group Projects
80(3)
Linking Concepts: Writing Projects
83(1)
Using Technology
84(4)
Averages And Variation
88(68)
Overview
89
Focus Problem: High Fliers: Commercial Airline Pilots' Pay
88(31)
Measures of Central Tendency: Mode, Median, and Mean
89(13)
Measures of Variation
102(17)
Mean and Standard Deviation of Grouped Data
119(11)
Percentiles and Box-and-Whisker Plots
130(26)
Summary
144(1)
Important Words and Symbols
144(1)
Chapter Review Problems
145(3)
Data Highlights: Group Projects
148(2)
Linking Concepts: Writing Projects
150(2)
Using Technology
152(4)
Elementary Probability Theory
156(56)
Overview
157
Focus Problem: How Often Do Lie Detectors Lie?
156(2)
What Is Probability?
158(11)
Some Probability Rules---Compounds Events
169(20)
Trees and Counting Techniques
189(23)
Summary
205(1)
Important Words and Symbols
205(1)
Chapter Review Problems
205(3)
Data Highlights: Group Projects
208(1)
Linking Concepts: Writing Projects
209(1)
Using Technology
210(2)
The Binomial Probability Distribution And Related Topics
212(66)
Overview
213
Focus Problem: Personality Preference Types: Introvert or Extrovert?
212(2)
Introduction to Random Variables and Probability Distributions
214(12)
Binomial Probabilities
226(14)
Additional Properties of the Binomial Distribution
240(12)
The Geometric and Poisson Probability Distributions
252(26)
Summary
266(1)
Important Words and Symbols
267(1)
Chapter Review Problems
268(3)
Data Highlights: Group Projects
271(2)
Linking Concepts: Writing Projects
273(2)
Using Technology
275(3)
Normal Distributions
278(66)
Overview
279
Focus Problem: Large Auditorium Shows: How Many Will Attend?
278(2)
Graphs of Normal Probability Distributions
280(16)
Standard Units and Areas Under the Standard Normal Distribution
296(16)
Areas Under Any Normal Curve
312(11)
Normal Approximation to the Binomial Distribution
323(21)
Summary
332(1)
Important Words and Symbols
333(1)
Chapter Review Problems
334(3)
Data Highlights: Group Projects
337(2)
Linking Concepts: Writing Projects
339(2)
Using Technology
341(3)
Introduction To Sampling Distributions
344(30)
Overview
345(1)
Focus Problem: Impulse Buying
345(1)
Sampling Distributions
346(6)
The Central Limit Theorem
352(12)
Class Project Illustrating the Central Limit Theorem
364(10)
Summary
367(1)
Important Words and Symbols
367(1)
Chapter Review Problems
367(2)
Data Highlights: Group Projects
369(1)
Linking Concepts: Writing Projects
370(2)
Using Technology
372(2)
Estimation
374(84)
Overview
375
Focus Problem: The Trouble with Wood Ducks
374(2)
Estimating μ with Large Samples
376(17)
Estimating μ Small Samples
393(11)
Estimating p in the Binomial Distribution
404(11)
Choosing the Sample Size
415(9)
Estimating μ1---μ2 and p1---p2
424(34)
Summary
445(1)
Important Words and Symbols
445(1)
Chapter Review Problems
446(5)
Data Highlights: Group Projects
451(2)
Linking Concepts: Writing Projects
453(2)
Using Technology
455(3)
Hypothesis Testing
458(108)
Overview
459
Focus Problem: Business Opportunities and Start-Up Costs
458(2)
Introduction to Hypothesis Testing
460(9)
Tests Involving the Mean μ (Large Samples)
469(16)
The P Value in Hypothesis Testing
485(11)
Tests Involving the Mean μ (Small Samples)
496(12)
Tests Involving a Proportion
508(9)
Tests Involving Paired Differences (Dependent Samples)
517(12)
Testing Differences of Two Means or Two Proportions (Independent Samples)
529(37)
Summary
553(1)
Important Words and Symbols
554(1)
Chapter Review Problems
554(4)
Data Highlights: Group Projects
558(1)
Linking Concepts: Writing Projects
559(2)
Using Technology
561(5)
Regression And Correlation
566(84)
Overview
567
Focus Problem: Getting the Best Price
566(2)
Introduction to Paired Data and Scatter Diagrams
568(7)
Linear Regression and Confidence Bounds for Prediction
575(21)
The Linear Correlation Coefficient
596(16)
Testing the Correlation Coefficient
612(7)
Multiple Regression
619(31)
Summary
639(1)
Important Words and Symbols
639(1)
Chapter Review Problems
640(3)
Data Highlights: Group Projects
643(1)
Linking Concepts: Writing Projects
644(1)
Using Technology
645(5)
Chi-Square and F Distributions
650(90)
Overview
651
Focus Problem: Stone Age Tools and Archaeology
650(2)
Hypothesis Tests Using the Chi-Square Distribution
652(33)
Overview of the Chi-Square Distribution
652(1)
Chi Square: Tests of Independence
653(13)
Chi Square: Goodness of Fit
666(9)
Testing and Estimating a Single Variance or Standard Deviation
675(10)
Hypothesis Tests Using the F Distribution
685(55)
Testing Two Variances
685(11)
One-Way ANOVA: Comparing Several Sample Means
696(19)
Introduction to Two-Way ANOVA
715(13)
Summary
728(1)
Important Words and Symbols
729(1)
Chapter Review Problems
730(3)
Data Highlights: Group Projects
733(1)
Linking Concepts: Writing Projects
734(2)
Using Technology
736(4)
Nonparametric Statistics
740(1)
Overview
741
Focus Problem: How Cold? Compared to What?
740(1)
The Sign Test
741(12)
The Rank-Sum Test
752(7)
Spearman Rank Correlation
759(12)
Summary
771(1)
Important Words and Symbols
771(1)
Chapter Review Problems
772(2)
Data Highlights: Group Projects
774(1)
Linking Concepts: Writing Projects
775
Appendixes
Appendix I: Additional Topics
A1
Part I: Bayes's Theorem
A1
Part II: The Hypergeometric Probability Distribution
A5
Appendix II: Tables
A10
Table 1: Random Numbers
A10
Table 2: Binomial Coefficients Cn,r
A12
Table 3: Binomial Probability Distribution Cn,r pr qn-r
A13
Table 4: Poisson Probability Distribution
A17
Table 5: Areas of a Standard Normal Distribution
A24
Table 6: Student's Distribution
A25
Table 7: Critical Values of Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient, r
A26
Table 8: The X2 Distribution
A27
Table 9: The F Distribution
A28
Table 10: Critical Values for Spearman Rank Correlation, rs
A34
Appendix III: Data Files
A35
Answers and Key Steps to Odd-Numbered Problems A43
Index I-1


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