Understandable Statistics, Enhanced Edition

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 3/1/2007
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Understandable Statistics is a thorough, yet approachable statistics text. Designed to help students overcome their apprehension about statistics, the text provides guidance and informal advice showing students the links between statistics and the world. To reinforce this approach, the book integrates real-life data selected from a variety of sources including journals, periodicals, newspapers and the internet. The use of the graphing calculator, Excel, Minitab and SPSS is covered, but not required. The new Enhanced Edition includes new critical thinking and statistical literacy content, extensive technology resources including a new algorithmic test bank, new lecture slides (PowerPoint), along with a market-leading DVD series and other resources designed to provide reinforcement for students and support for instructors.

Table of Contents

Getting Started
Focus Problem: Where Have All the Fireflies Gone?
What Is Statistics?
Random Samples
Introduction to Experimental Design
Organizing Data
Focus Problem: Say It with Pictures
Bar Graphs, Circle Graphs, and Time-Series Graphs
Frequency Distribution, Histograms, and Related Topics
Stem-and-Leaf Displays
Averages and Variation
Focus Problem: The Educational Advantage
Measures of Central Tendency: Mode, Median, and Mean
Measures of Variation
Mean and Standard Deviation of Grouped Data
Percentiles and Box-and-Whisker Plots Cumulative Review Problems: Chapters 1-3
Elementary Probability Theory
Focus Problem: How Often Do Lie Detectors Lie?
What Is Probability?
Some Probability Rules--Compound Events
Trees and Counting Techniques
The Binomial Probability Distribution and Related Topics
Focus Problem: Personality Preference Types: Introvert or Extrovert?
Introduction to Random Variables and Probability Distributions
Binomial Probabilities
Additional Properties of the Binomial Distribution
The Geometric and Poissson Probability Distributions
Normal Distributions
Focus Problem: Large Auditorium Shows: How Many Will Attend?
Graphs of Normal Probability Distributions
Standard Units and Areas Under the Standard Normal Distribution
Areas Under Any Normal Curve
Normal Approximation to the Binomial Distribution
Cumulative Review Problems: Chapters 4-6
Introduction to Sampling Distributions
Focus Problem: Impulse Buying
Sampling Distributions
The Central Limit Theorem
Sampling Distribution for Proportions
Focus Problem: The Trouble with Wood Ducks
Estimating? When s Is Known
Estimating? When s Is Unknown
Estimating p in the Binomial Distribution
Choosing the Sample Size
Estimating?1-?2 and p1-p2
Hypothesis Testing
Focus Problem: Benford's Law: The Importance of Being Number 1
Introduction to Statistical Tests
Testing the Mean?
Testing the Proportion p
Tests Involving Paired Differenced (Dependent Samples)
Testing?1-?2 and p1-p2 (Independent Samples) Cumulative
Review Problems: Chapters 7-9
Correlation and Regression
Focus Problem: Changing Populations and Crime Rate
Scatter Diagrams and Linear Correlation
Linear Regression and the Coefficient of Determination
Inferences for Correlation and Regression
Multiple Regression
Chi-Square and F Distributions
Focus Problem: Stone Age Tools and Archaeolog?
Inferences Using the Chi-Square Distribution
Overview of the Chi-Square Distribution
Chi Square: Tests of Independence
Chi Square: Goodness of Fit
Testing and Estimating a Single Variance or Standard Deviatio?
Inferences Using the F Distribution
Testing Two Variances
One-Way ANOVA: Comparing Several Sample Means
Introduction to Two-Way ANOVA
Nonparametric Statistics
Focus Problem: How Cold? Compared to What?
The Sign Test for Matched Pairs
The Rank-Sum Test
Spearman Rank Correlation
Runs Test for Randomness
Cumulative Review Problems: Chapters 10-12
Additional Topic?
Bayes's Theore?
The Hypergeometric Probability Distribution
Random Numbers
Binomial Coefficients Cn,r
Binomial Probability Distribution Cn,rprqn-r
Poisson Probability Distribution
Areas of a Standard Normal Distribution
Critical Values for Student's t Distribution
The x2 Distrubtion
Critical Values for F Distrubtion
Critical Values for Spearman Rank Correlation, rs
Critical Values for Number of Runs R
Critical Thinking and Statistical Literacy
Getting Started
Organizing Data
Averages and Variation
Elementary Probability Theorem
The Binomial Probability Distribution and Related Topics
Normal Distributions
Introduction to Sampling Distributions
Hypothesis Testing
Correlation and Regression
Chi-Square and F Distributions Answers and Key Steps to Odd-Numbered Problems
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