Statistics A First Course

ISBN-10: 0130466530
ISBN-13: 9780130466532
Edition: 8th 2004
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Book details

List price: $117.80
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/11/2003
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 560
Size: 7.52" wide x 9.53" long x 1.06" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

This book offers a straightforward, “nuts and bolts” , introduction to statistics. The explanations are clear and simple and minimize calculations where possible. A diverse range of applications and examples are presented to make the materials appealing to a wide range of learners.The Eighth Edition features new problems, more real data based examples and exercises, and fuller integration of technology.For individuals beginning a study of statistics.

Introduction
Numerical Data and Categorical Data
Nominal, Ordinal, Interval, and Ratio Data
Sample Data and Populations
Biased Data
Statistics, Past and Present
The Study of Statistics
Statistics, What Lies Ahead
Summarizing Data: Listing and Grouping
Dot Diagrams
Stem-and-Leaf Displays
Frequency Distributions
Graphical Presentations
Summarizing Data: Statistical Descriptions
Measures of Location: The Mean
Measures of Location: The Weighted Mean
Measures of Location: The Median and Other Fractiles
Measures of Location: The Mode
Measures of Variation: The Range
Measures of Variation: The Standard Deviation
Some Applications of the Standard Deviation
The Description of Grouped Data
Some Further Descriptions
Technical Note Summations
Review: Chapters 1,2, & 3
Possibilities and Probabilities
Counting
Permutations
Combinations
Probability
Mathematical Expectation
A Decision Problem
Some Rules of Probability
The Sample Space
Events
Some Basic Rules of Probability
Probabilities and Odds
Addition Rules
Conditional Probability
Independent Events
Multiplication Rules
Bayes' Theorem
Review: Chapters 4 & 5
Probability Distributions
Probability Distributions
The Binomial Distribution
The Hypergeometric Distribution
The Poisson Distribution
The Multinomial Distribution
The Mean of a Probability Distribution
The Standard Deviation of a Probability Distribution
Chebyshev's Theorem
The Normal Distribution
Continuous Distributions
The Normal Distribution
Some Applications
The Normal Approximation to the Binomial Distribution
Sampling and Sampling Distributions
Random Sampling
Sampling Distributions
The Standard Error of the Mean
The Central Limit Theorem
Review: Chapters 6, 7, & 8
Problems of Estimation
The Estimation of Means
Confidence Intervals for Means
Confidence Intervals for Means (Small Samples)
Confidence Intervals for Standard Deviations
The Estimation of Proportions
Tests Concerning Means
Tests of Hypotheses
Significance Tests
Tests Concerning Means
Tests Concerning Means (Small Samples)
Differences Between Means
Differences Between Means (Small Samples)
Differences Between Means (Paired Data)
Differences Among k
Means
Analysis of Variance
Tests Based on Count Data
Tests Concerning Proportions
Tests Concerning Proportions (Large Samples)
Differences Between Proportions
Differences Among Proportions
Contingency Tables
Goodness of Fit
Review: Chapters 9, 10, & 11
Regression and Correlation
Curve Fitting
The Method of Least Squares
Regression Analysis
The Coefficient of Correlation
The Interpretation of r
A Significance Test for r
Nonparametric Tests
The One-Sample Sign Test
The Paired-Sample Sign Test
The Sign Test (Large Samples)
Rank Sums: The U
Test
Rank Sums: The U Test (Large Samples)
Rank Sums: The H
Test
Tests of Randomness: Runs
Tests of Randomness: Runs (Large Samples)
Tests of Randomness: Runs Above and Below the Median
Rank Correlation
Review: Chapters 12 & 13
TI-83 Tips
Bibliography
Statistical Tables
Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises
Index

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