9780618333592

Understanding Basic Statistics

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  • ISBN13:

    9780618333592

  • ISBN10:

    0618333592

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-02-27
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole

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Table of Contents

Preface xiii
A User's Guide to Features xvii
Table of Prerequisite Material
xxi
Getting Started
2(32)
Focus Problem: Where Have All the Fireflies Gone?
3(29)
What Is Statistics?
4(7)
Random Samples
11(9)
Introduction to Experimental Design
20(8)
Summary
28(1)
Important Words & Symbols
28(1)
Chapter Review Problems
29(2)
Data Highlights: Group Projects
31(1)
Linking Concepts: Writing Projects
31(1)
Using Technology
32(2)
Organizing Data
34(44)
Focus Problem: Say It with Pictures
35(41)
Bar Graphs, Circle Graphs, and Time Plots
36(10)
Frequency Distributions and Histograms
46(14)
Stem-and-Leaf Displays
60(9)
Summary
69(1)
Important Words & Symbols
69(1)
Chapter Review Problems
70(4)
Data Highlights: Group Projects
74(1)
Linking Concepts: Writing Projects
75(1)
Using Technology
76(2)
Averages and Variation
78(46)
Focus Problem: Why Bother!
79(44)
Measures of Central Tendency: Mode, Median, and Mean
80(8)
Measures of Variation
88(16)
Percentiles and Box-and-Whisker Plots
104(11)
Summary
115(1)
Important Words & Symbols
116(1)
Chapter Review Problems
116(3)
Data Highlights: Group Projects
119(2)
Linking Concepts: Writing Projects
121(2)
Using Technology
123(1)
Regression and Correlation
124(40)
Focus Problem: Changing Populations and Crime Rate
125(37)
Introduction to Paired Data and Scatter Diagrams
126(7)
Linear Regression
133(12)
The Linear Correlation Coefficient
145(12)
Summary
157(1)
Important Words & Symbols
158(1)
Chapter Review Problems
158(2)
Data Highlights: Group Projects
160(1)
Linking Concepts: Writing Projects
161(1)
Using Technology
162(2)
Elementary Probability Theory
164(48)
Focus Problem: How Often Do Lie Detectors Lie?
165(46)
What Is Probability?
166(10)
Some Probability Rules---Compound Events
176(17)
Trees and Counting Techniques
193(13)
Summary
206(1)
Important Words & Symbols
206(1)
Chapter Review Problems
207(2)
Data Highlights: Group Projects
209(1)
Linking Concepts: Writing Projects
210(1)
Using Technology
211(1)
The Binomial Probability Distribution and Related Topics
212(42)
Focus Problem: Personality Preference Types: Introvert or Extrovert?
213(40)
Introduction to Random Variables and Probability Distributions
214(11)
Binomial Probabilities
225(13)
Additional Properties of the Binomial Distribution
238(7)
Summary
245(1)
Important Words & Symbols
246(1)
Chapter Review Problems
247(1)
Data Highlights: Group Projects
248(3)
Linking Concepts: Writing Projects
251(2)
Using Technology
253(1)
Normal Distributions
254(60)
Focus Problem: Large Auditorium Shows: How Many Will Attend?
255(57)
Graphs of Normal Probability Distributions
256(16)
Standard Units and Areas Under the Standard Normal Distribution
272(15)
Areas Under Any Normal Curve
287(11)
Normal Approximation to the Binomial Distribution
298(7)
Summary
305(1)
Important Words & Symbols
306(1)
Chapter Review Problems
306(3)
Data Highlights: Group Projects
309(2)
Linking Concepts: Writing Projects
311(1)
Using Technology
312(2)
Introduction to Sampling Distributions
314(26)
Focus Problem: Impulse Buying
315(23)
Sampling Distributions
316(5)
The Central Limit Theorem
321(10)
Class Project Illustrating the Central Limit Theorem
331(2)
Summary
333(1)
Important Words & Symbols
333(1)
Chapter Review Problems
334(1)
Data Highlights: Group Projects
335(2)
Linking Concepts: Writing Projects
337(1)
Using Technology
338(2)
Estimation
340(50)
Focus Problem: Trick or Treat!!!
341(46)
Estimating μ with Large Samples
342(11)
Estimating μ with Small Samples
353(11)
Estimating p in the Binomial Distribution
364(9)
Choosing the Sample Size
373(8)
Summary
381(1)
Important Words & Symbols
381(1)
Chapter Review Problems
382(2)
Data Highlights: Group Projects
384(1)
Linking Concepts: Writing Projects
385(2)
Using Technology
387(3)
Hypothesis Testing
390(60)
Focus Problem: Business Opportunities and Start-Up Costs
391(57)
Introduction to Hypothesis Testing
392(9)
Test Involving the Mean μ (Large Samples)
401(14)
The P Value in Hypothesis Testing
415(10)
Tests Involving the Mean μ (Small Samples)
425(11)
Tests Involving a Proportion
436(7)
Summary
443(1)
Important Words & Symbols
444(1)
Chapter Review Problems
445(1)
Data Highlights: Group Projects
446(1)
Linking Concepts: Writing Projects
447(1)
Using Technology
448(2)
Inferences About Differences
450(62)
Focus Problem: The Trouble with Wood Ducks
451(59)
Tests Involving Paired Differences (Dependent Samples)
452(14)
Inferences About the Difference of Two Means (Large, Independent Samples)
466(14)
Inferences About the Difference of Two Means (Small, Independent Samples)
480(13)
Inferences About the Difference of Two Proportions
493(11)
Summary
504(1)
Important Words & Symbols
504(1)
Chapter Review Problems
505(3)
Data Highlights: Group Projects
508(1)
Linking Concepts: Writing Projects
509(1)
Using Technology
510(2)
Additional Topics Using Inference
512
Focus Problem: Stone Age Tools and Archaeology
513(1)
Part I: Hypothesis Tests Using the Chi-Square Distribution
514(28)
Chi-Square: Tests of Independence
515(13)
Chi-Square: Goodness of Fit
528(8)
Testing a Single Variance or Standard Deviation
536(6)
Part II: Inferences Relating to Linear Regression
542(27)
Linear Regression: Confidence Intervals for Predictions
542(11)
Testing the Correlation Coefficient and the Slope
553(10)
Summary
563(1)
Important Words & Symbols
563(1)
Chapter Review Problems
564(2)
Data Highlights: Group Projects
566(1)
Linking Concepts: Writing Projects
567(2)
Using Technology
569
Appendix: Tables
1(11)
Table 1: Random Numbers
1(1)
Table 2: Binomial Coefficients Cn,r
2(1)
Table 3: Binomial Probability Distribution Cn,rpr qn-r
3(5)
Table 4: Areas of a Standard Normal Distribution
8(2)
Table 5: Student's t Distribution
10(1)
Table 6: The x2 Distribution
11(1)
Photo Credits 12(1)
Answers and Key Steps to Odd-Numbered Problems 13
Index 1

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