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Introductory Statistics

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Pub. Date:
6/1/1999
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Summary

KEY MESSAGE: Weiss Introductory Statistics, Eighth Edition, features a thorough presentation of the reasoning behind statistics, balanced with analysis and exploration of real data. This book develops statistical thinking over rote drill and practice. The Nature of Statistics; Organizing Data; Descriptive Measures; Probability Concepts; Discrete Random Variables; The Normal Distribution; The Sampling Distribution of the Sample Menu; Confidence Intervals for One Population Mean; Hypothesis Tests for One Population Mean; Inferences for Two Population Means; Inferences for Population Standard Deviations; Inferences for Population Proportions; Chi-Square Procedures; Descriptive Methods in Regression and Correlation; Inferential Methods in Regression and Correlation; Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) For all readers interested in Introductory Statistics.

Table of Contents

PART I INTRODUCTION 1(57)
The Nature of Statistics
3(54)
Case Study: Top Films of All Time
2(2)
Two Kinds of Statistics
4(2)
Classifying Statistical Studies
6(4)
The Development of Statistics
10(1)
Using the Computer*
11(12)
Is a Study Necessary?
23(1)
Simple Random Sampling
24(9)
Other Sampling Procedures
33(6)
Experimental Design
39(18)
Chapter Review
49(1)
Review Test
50(3)
Internet Project
53(1)
Using the Focus Database
54(1)
Case Study Discussion
55(1)
Biography
56(1)
PART II DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS 57(138)
Organizing Data
59(66)
Case Study: Infant Mortality
58(2)
Variables and Data
60(6)
Grouping Data
66(15)
Graphs and Charts
81(14)
Stem-and-Leaf Diagrams
95(8)
Distribution Shapes; Symmetry and Skewness
103(9)
Misleading Graphs
112(13)
Chapter Review
117(1)
Review Test
118(4)
Internet Project
122(1)
Using the Focus Database
122(1)
Case Study Discussion
123(1)
Biography
123(2)
Descriptive Measures
125(70)
Case Study: Per Capita Income by State
124(2)
Measures of Center
126(12)
The Sample Mean
138(4)
Measures of Variation; the Sample Standard Deviation
142(17)
The Five-Number Summary; Boxplots
159(15)
Descriptive Measures for Populations; Use of Samples
174(21)
Chapter Review
188(1)
Review Test
189(2)
Internet Project
191(1)
Using the Focus Database
192(1)
Case Study Discussion
192(1)
Biography
193(2)
PART III PROBABILITY, RANDOM VARIABLES, AND SAMPLING DISTRIBUTIONS 195(246)
Probability Concepts
197(92)
Case Study: The Powerball
196(2)
Probability Basics
198(9)
Events
207(11)
Some Rules of Probability
218(10)
Contingency Tables; Joint and Marginal Probabilities*
228(7)
Conditional Probability*
235(9)
The Multiplication Rule; Independence*
244(11)
Bayes's Rules*
255(10)
Counting Rules*
265(24)
Chapter Review
278(2)
Review Test
280(4)
Internet Project
284(1)
Using the Focus Database
284(1)
Case Study Discussion
285(1)
Biography
286(3)
Discrete Random Variables*
289(64)
Case Study: Aces Wild on the Sixth at Oak Hill
288(2)
Discrete Random Variables and Probability Distributions*
290(12)
The Mean and Standard Deviation of a Discrete Random Variable*
302(8)
The Binomial Distribution*
310(22)
The Poisson Distribution*
332(21)
Chapter Review
343(1)
Review Test
344(5)
Internet Project
349(1)
Using the Focus Database
349(1)
Case Study Discussion
350(1)
Biography
350(3)
The Normal Distribution
353(54)
Case Study: Chest Sizes of Scottish Militiamen
352(2)
Introducing Normally Distributed Variables
354(10)
Areas Under the Standard Normal Curve
364(11)
Working With Normally Distributed Variables
375(9)
Assessing Normality; Normal Probability Plots
384(7)
Normal Approximation to the Binomial Distribution*
391(16)
Chapter Review
401(1)
Review Test
402(2)
Internet Project
404(1)
Using the Focus Database
404(1)
Case Study Discussion
405(1)
Biography
405(2)
The Sampling Distribution of the Mean
407(34)
Case Study: The Chesapeake and Ohio Freight Study
406(2)
Sampling Error; the Need for Sampling Distributions
408(7)
The Mean and Standard Deviation of x
415(9)
The Sampling Distribution of the Mean
424(17)
Chapter Review
435(1)
Review Test
436(3)
Internet Project
439(1)
Using the Focus Database
439(1)
Case Study Discussion
439(1)
Biography
440(1)
PART IV INFERENTIAL STATISTICS 441(376)
Confidence Intervals for One Population Mean
443(46)
Case Study: Zooplankton Nutrition in the Gulf of Mexico
442(2)
Estimating a Population Mean
444(6)
Confidence Intervals for One Population Mean When σ Is Known
450(10)
Margin of Error
460(6)
Confidence Intervals for One Population Mean When σ Is Unknown
466(23)
Chapter Review
481(1)
Review Test
482(3)
Internet Project
485(1)
Using the Focus Database
485(1)
Case Study Discussion
486(1)
Biography
486(3)
Hypothesis Tests for One Population Mean
489(102)
Case Study: Effects of Brewery Effluent on Soil
488(2)
The Nature of Hypothesis Testing
490(9)
Terms, Errors, and Hypotheses
499(11)
Hypothesis Tests for One Population Mean When σ Is Known
510(14)
Type II Error Probabilities; Power*
524(11)
P-Values
535(14)
Hypothesis Tests for One Population Mean When σ Is Unknown
549(11)
The Wilcoxon Signed-Rank Test*
560(14)
Which Procedure Should Be Used?*
574(17)
Chapter Review
581(1)
Review Test
582(5)
Internet Project
587(1)
Using the Focus Database
588(1)
Case Study Discussion
588(1)
Biography
589(2)
Inferences for Two Population Means
591(92)
Case Study: Breast Milk and IQ
590(2)
The Sampling Distribution of the Difference Between Two Means for Independent Samples
592(8)
Inferences for Two Population Means Using Independent Samples (Standard Deviations Assumed Equal)
600(13)
Inferences for Two Population Means Using Independent Samples (Standard Deviations Not Assumed Equal)
613(13)
The Mann---Whitney Test*
626(14)
Inferences for Two Population Means Using Paired Samples
640(15)
The Paired Wilcoxon Signed-Rank Test*
655(10)
Which Procedure Should Be Used?*
665(18)
Chapter Review
673(1)
Review Test
673(5)
Internet Project
678(1)
Using the Focus Database
678(1)
Case Study Discussion
679(1)
Biography
680(3)
Inferences for Population Standard Deviations*
683(40)
Case Study: Speaker Woofer Driver Manufacturing
682(2)
Inferences for One Population Standard Deviation*
684(16)
Inferences for Two Population Standard Deviations Using Independent Samples*
700(23)
Chapter Review
717(1)
Review Test
718(1)
Internet Project
719(1)
Using the Focus Database
720(1)
Case Study Discussion
720(1)
Biography
721(2)
Inferences for Population Proportions
723(46)
Case Study: Credit Card Blues
722(2)
Confidence Intervals for One Population Proportion
724(15)
Hypothesis Tests for One Population Proportion
739(7)
Inferences for Two Population Proportions Using Independent Samples
746(23)
Chapter Review
760(1)
Review Test
760(4)
Internet Project
764(1)
Using the Focus Database
765(1)
Case Study Discussion
765(1)
Biography
766(3)
Chi-Square Procedures
769(48)
Case Study: Time on or Off the Job: Which Do Americans Enjoy More?
768(2)
The Chi-Square Distribution
770(2)
Chi-Square Goodness-Of-Fit Test
772(12)
Contingency Tables; Association
784(11)
Chi-Square Independence Test
795(22)
Chapter Review
809(1)
Review Test
809(5)
Internet Project
814(1)
Using the Focus Database
814(1)
Case Study Discussion
814(1)
Biography
815(2)
PART V REGRESSION, CORRELATION, AND ANOVA 817(2)
Descriptive Methods in Regression and Correlation
819(52)
Case Study: Fat Consumption and Prostate Cancer
818(2)
Linear Equations with One Independent Variable
820(6)
The Regression Equation
826(18)
The Coefficient of Determination
844(10)
Linear Correlation
854(17)
Chapter Review
863(1)
Review Test
864(3)
Internet Project
867(1)
Using the Focus Database
867(1)
Case Study Discussion
868(1)
Biography
868(3)
Inferential Methods in Regression and Correlation
871(62)
Case Study: Fat Consumption and Prostate Cancer
870(2)
The Regression Model; Analysis of Residuals
872(16)
Inferences for the Slope of the Population Regression Line
888(11)
Estimation and Prediction
899(12)
Inferences in Correlation
911(7)
Testing for Normality*
918(15)
Chapter Review
925(1)
Review Test
925(4)
Internet Project
929(1)
Using the Focus Database
930(1)
Case Study Discussion
930(1)
Biography
931(2)
Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
933
Case Study: Heavy Drinking Among College Students
932(2)
The F-Distribution
934(2)
One-Way ANOVA: The Logic
936(8)
One-Way ANOVA: The Procedure
944(15)
Multiple Comparisons*
959(10)
The Kruskal-Wallis Test*
969(13)
Chapter Review
982(1)
Review Test
982(4)
Internet Project
986(1)
Using the Focus Database
986(1)
Case Study Discussion
987(1)
Biography
988
The following optional modules can be ordered through Addison Wesley Longman
PART VI MULTIPLE REGRESSION AND MODEL BUILDING; EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN AND ANOVA
Multiple Regression Analysis
The Multiple Linear Regression Model
Estimation of the Regression Parameters
Inferences Concerning the Utility of the Regression Model
Inferences Concerning the Utility of Particular Predictor Variables
Confidence Intervals for Mean Response; Prediction Intervals for Response
Checking Model Assumptions and Residual Analysis
Model Building in Regression
Transformations to Remedy Model Violations
Polynomial Regression Model
Qualitative Predictor Variables
Multicollinearity
Model Selection: Stepwise Regression
Model Selection: All Subsets Regression
Pitfalls and Warnings
Design of Experiments and Analysis of Variance
Factorial Designs
Two-Way ANOVA: The Logic
Two-Way ANOVA: The Procedure
Two-Way ANOVA: Multiple Comparisons
Randomized Block Designs
Randomized Block ANOVA: The Logic
Randomized Block ANOVA: The Procedure
Randomized Block ANOVA: Multiple Comparisons
Friedman's Nonparametric Test for the Randomized Block Design*
APPENDIXES A-1
Appendix A Statistical Tables
A-3
I Random numbers
A-5
II Areas under the standard normal curve
A-6
III Normal scores
A-8
IV Values of tα
A-11
V Critical values for a Wilcoxon signed-rank test
A-12
VI Critical values for a one-tailed Mann-Whitney test with α = 0.025 or a two-tailed Mann-Whitney test with α = 0.05
A-14
VII Critical values for a one-tailed Mann-Whitney test with α = 0.05 or a two-tailed Mann-Whitney test with α = 0.10
A-15
VIII Values of Χ2α
A-16
IX Values of Fα
A-18
X Critical values for a correlation test for normality
A-27
XI Values of q0.01
A-28
XII Values of q0.05
A-29
Appendix B Answers to Selected Exercises
A-31
Index I-1


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