Understandable Statistics

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-01-04
  • 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 their everyday lives. 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 graphing calculators, Excel, Minitab and SPSS is covered, but not required. A set of technology resources accompanying the Eighth Edition, designed to provide reinforcement for struggling students, includes a market-leading video and DVD series, interactive lessons, and simulations.

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 Distributions, 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
Estimation Focus Problem: The Trouble with Wood Ducks
Estimating m When o Is Known
Estimating m When o Is Unknown
Estimating p in the Binomial Distribution
Choosing the Sample Size
Estimating m1-m2 and p1-p2
Hypothesis Testing Focus Problem: Benford\'s Law: The Importance of Being Number 1
Introduction to Statistical Tests
Testing the Mean m
Testing a Proportion p
Tests Involving Paired Differences (Dependent Samples)
Testing m1-m2 and p1-p2 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 Archaeology Part I. Inferences Using the Chi-Square Distribution
Chi-Square: Tests of Independence
Chi-Square: Goodness of Fit
Testing and Estimating a Single Variance or Standard Deviation Part II. 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
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