9780135188927

Introductory Statistics Exploring the World Through Data

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    9780135188927

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2019-01-01
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

For courses in Introductory Statistics.


Data analysis for everyone

Data in the real world are dynamic and sometimes messy. This complexity can intimidate students who are new to math and statistics — but it’s also what makes statistics so interesting! 


Embracing these characteristics,  Introductory Statistics  teaches students how to explore and analyze real data to answer real-world problems. Crafted by authors who are active in the classroom and in the statistics education community, the 3rd Edition pairs a clear, conversational writing style with new and frequent opportunities to apply statistical thinking. Its tone and learning aids are designed to equip any student to analyze, interpret, and tell a story about modern data, regardless of the student’s mathematical proficiency.


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Author Biography

Robert L. Gould (Ph.D., University of California–San Diego) is a leader in the statistics education community. He has served as chair of the AMATYC/ASA joint committee, was co-leader of the Two-Year College Data Science Summit hosted by the American Statistical Association, served as chair of the ASA’s Statistics Education Section, and was a co-author of the 2005 Guidelines for Assessment in Instruction on Statistics Education (GAISE) College Report. While serving as the Associate Director of Professional Development for CAUSE (Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education), he worked closely with the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) to provide traveling workshops and summer institutes in statistics. He was the lead principal investigator of the NSF-funded Mobilize Project, which developed and implemented the first high-school level data science course. For over twenty years, he has served as Vice-Chair of Undergraduate Studies at the UCLA Department of Statistics, and is Director of the UCLA Center for the Teaching of Statistics. In 2012, Rob was elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association.

 

Colleen N. Ryan has taught statistics, chemistry, and physics to diverse community college students for decades. She taught at Oxnard College from 1975 to 2006, where she earned the Teacher of the Year Award. Colleen currently teaches statistics part-time at California Lutheran University. She often designs her own lab activities. Her passion is to discover new ways to make statistical theory practical, easy to understand, and sometimes even fun. Colleen earned a B.A. in physics from Wellesley College, an M.A.T. in physics from Harvard University, and an M.A. in chemistry from Wellesley College. Her first exposure to statistics was with Frederick Mosteller at Harvard. In her spare time, she sings with the Oaks Chamber Singers and enjoys time with her family.


Rebecca K. Wong has taught mathematics and statistics at West Valley College for more than twenty years. She enjoys designing activities to help students actively explore statistical concepts and encouraging students to apply those concepts to areas of personal interest. Rebecca earned a B.A. in mathematics and psychology from the University of California–Santa Barbara, an M.S.T. in mathematics from Santa Clara University, and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from San Francisco State University. She has been recognized for outstanding teaching by the National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development and the California Mathematics Council of Community Colleges. When not teaching, Rebecca is an avid reader and enjoys hiking trails with friends.

Table of Contents

1: Introduction to Data

1.1 What Are Data?

1.2 Classifying and Storing Data

1.3 Investigating Data

1.4 Organizing Categorical Data

1.5 Collecting Data to Understand Causality

2: Picturing Variation with Graphs

2.1 Visualizing Variation in Numerical Data

2.2 Summarizing Important Features of a Numerical Distribution

2.3 Visualizing Variation in Categorical Variables

2.4 Summarizing Categorical Distributions

2.5 Interpreting Graphs

3: Numerical Summaries of Center and Variation

3.1 Summaries for Symmetric Distributions

3.2 What's Unusual? The Empirical Rule and z-Scores

3.3 Summaries for Skewed Distributions

3.4 Comparing Measures of Center

3.5 Using Boxplots for Displaying Summaries

4: Regression Analysis: Exploring Associations between Variables

4.1 Visualizing Variability with a Scatterplot

4.2 Measuring Strength of Association with Correlation

4.3 Modeling Linear Trends

4.4 Evaluating the Linear Model

5: Modeling Variation with Probability

5.1 What Is Randomness?

5.2 Finding Theoretical Probabilities

5.3 Associations in Categorical Variables

5.4 Finding Empirical Probabilities

6: Modeling Rando Events: The Normal and Binomial Models

6.1 Probability Distributions Are Models of Random Experiments

6.2 The Normal Model

6.3 The Binomial Model (Optional)

7: Survey Sampling and Inference

7.1 Learning about the World through Surveys

7.2 Measuring the Quality of a Survey

7.3 The Central Limit Theorem for Sample Proportions

7.4 Estimating the Population Proportion with Confidence Intervals

7.5 Comparing Two Population Proportions with Confidence

8: Hypothesis Testing for Population Proportions

8.1 The Essential Ingredients of Hypothesis Testing

8.2 Hypothesis Testing in Four Steps

8.3 Hypothesis Tests in Detail

8.4 Comparing Proportions from Two Populations

9: Inferring Population Means

9.1 Sample Means of Rando Samples

9.2 The Central Limit Theorem for Sample Means

9.3 Answering Questions about the Mean of a Population

9.4 Hypothesis Testing for Means

9.5 Comparing Two Population Means

9.6 Overview of Analyzing Means

10: Associations between Categorical Variables

10.1 The Basic Ingredients for Testing with Categorical Variables

10.2 The Chi-Square Test for Goodness of Fit

10.3 Chi-Square Tests for Associations between Categorical Variables

10.4 Hypothesis Tests When Sample Sizes Are Small

11: Multiple Comparisons and Analysis of Variance

11.1 Multiple Comparisons

11.2 The Analysis of Variance

11.3 The ANOVA Test

11.4 Post-Hoc Procedures

12: Experimental Design: Controlling Variation

12.1 Variation Out of Control

12.2 Controlling Variation in Surveys

12.3 Reading Research Papers

13: Inference without Normality

13.1 Transforming Data

13.2 The Sign Test for Paired Data

13.3 Mann-Whitney Test for Two Independent Groups

13.4 Randomization Tests

14: Inference for Regression

14.1 The Linear Regression Model

14.2 Using the Linear Model

14.3 Predicting Values and Estimating Means

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