9780547132495

Understanding Basic Statistics, Brief (with Formula Card)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780547132495

  • ISBN10:

    0547132492

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/7/2008
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Summary

A condensed and more streamlined version of the very popular and widely used UNDERSTANDABLE STATISTICS, Ninth Edition, this book offers users an effective way to teach the essentials of statistics, including early coverage of Regression, within a more limited time frame. Designed to help users overcome their apprehension about statistics, UNDERSTANDING BASIC STATISTICS, Fifth Edition, is a thorough yet approachable book that provides plenty of guidance and informal advice demonstrating the links between statistics and the world. The strengths of the book include an applied approach that helps users realize the real-world significance of statistics, an accessible exposition, and a new, complete technology package. The Fifth Edition addresses the growing importance of developing students' critical thinking and statistical literacy skills with the introduction of new features and exercises throughout the text. The use of the graphing calculator, Microsoft® Excel®, Minitab®, and SPSS is covered but not required.

Table of Contents

Getting Started
What is Statistics?
Random Samples
Introduction to Experimental Design
Organizing Data
Frequency Distributions, Histograms, and Related Topics
Bar Graphs, Circle Graphs, and Time-Series Graphs
Stem-and-Leaf Displays
Averages and Variation
Measures of Central Tendency: Mode, Median, and Mean
Measures of Variation
Percentiles and Box-and-Whisker Plots
Correlation and Regression
Scatter Diagrams and Linear Correlation
Linear Regression and the Coefficient of Determination
Elementary Probability Theory
What is Probability?
Some Probability Rules--Compound Events
Trees and Counting Techniques
The Binomial Probability Distribution and Related Topics
Introduction to Random Variables and Probability Distributions
Binomial Probabilities
Additional Properties of the Binomial Distribution
Normal Curves and Sampling Distributions
Graphs and 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
Estimating ?
When s Is Known
Estimating ?
When s is Unknown
Estimating p in a Binomial Distribution
Hypothesis Testing
Introduction to Statistical Tests
Testing the Mean ?
Testing a Proportion p
Inferneces About Differences
Tests Involving Paired Differences (Dependent Samples)
Inferences About the Difference of Two Means ?1 - ?2
Inferences About the Difference of Two Proportions p1 - p2
Additional Topics Using Inference
Chi-Square: Tests of Independence and of Homogeneity
Chi-Square: Goodness of Fit
Testing and Estimating a Single Variance or Standard Deviation
Inferences for Correlation and Regression
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