Understanding Basic Statistics, Brief

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/27/2003
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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A condensed and more streamlined version of the very popular and widely usedUnderstandable Statistics,7/e, this book offers instructors an effective solution to teaching the essentials of statistics within a more limited time frame. Designed to help students overcome their apprehension about statistics,Understanding Basic Statisticsis a thorough, yet approachable text that provides plenty of guidance and informal advice demonstrating the links between statistics and the world. The Third Edition includes several new features that enhance learning and simplify instructor preparation. A robust set of technology resources, including a Video/DVD series, provides students with valuable reinforcement. HM StatPass Student CD-ROM,packaged free with every new student text, features the ComputerStat statistical software program, data sets, and a tutorial program. Focus Pointsfound at the beginning of each section list the various concepts that will be covered in the section. Tech Notesprovide general tips on appropriate use of the TI-83 Plus, Minitab, and Excel. They also incorporate display screens from each of these technologies to help students work through a statistical problem and better understand the solution. Denoted by an icon,Tech Notesappear in section examples, when appropriate. Eduspace, powered by Blackboard, for the BraseUnderstanding Basic Statisticscourse features algorithmic exercises and test bank content in question pools.

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
Frequency Distributions, Histograms, and Related Topics
Bar Graphs, Circle Graphs, and Time-Series Graphs
Stem-and-Leaf Displays
Averages and Variation Focus Problem: The Educational Advantage
Measures of Central Tendency: Mode, Median, and Mean
Measures of Variation
Percentiles and Box-and Whisker Plots Cumulative Review Problems: Ch. 13
Correlation and Regression Focus Problem: Changing Populations and Crime Rate
Scatter Diagrams and Linear Correlation
Linear Regression and the Coefficient of Determination
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 of Extrovert?
Introduction to Random Variables and Probability Distributions
Binomial Probabilities
Additional Properties of the Binomial Distribution Cumulative Review Problems: Ch. 46
Normal Curves and Sampling Distributions Focus Problem: Impulse Buying
Graphs of Normal Probability Distributions
Standard Units and Areas Under the Standard Normal Distribution
Areas Under Any Normal Curve
Sampling Distributions
The Central Limit Theorem
Normal Approximation to the Binomial Distribution
Estimation Focus Problem: Trick or Treat!!!
Estimating mu; When sigma; is Known
Estimating mu; When sigma; is Unknown
Estimatingpin the Binomial Distribution
Hypothesis Testing Focus Problem: Benford's Law: The Importance of Being No.1
Introduction to Statistical Tests
Testing the Mean of mu;
Testing a Proportionp
Inferences About Differences Focus Problem: The Trouble with Wood Ducks
Test Involving Paired Differences (Dependent Samples)
Inferences About Differences of Two Means mu;1-mu;2
Inferences About the Difference of Two Proportionsp1-p2
Additional Topics Using Inference Focus Problem: Stone Age Tools and Archaeology
Inferences Using the Chi-Square Distribution
Chi-Square: Tests of Independence
Chi-Square: Goodness of Fit
Testing a Single Variance or Standard Deviation
Inferences Relating to Linear Regression
Inferences for Correlation and Regression Cumulative Review Problems Problems: Ch.1011
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