Statistics Informed Decisions Using Data

ISBN-10: 0321568028
ISBN-13: 9780321568021
Edition: 3rd 2010
Authors: Michael Sullivan
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Book details

List price: $175.33
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 1/17/2013
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 928
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.840
Language: English

Michael Sullivanrsquo;sStatistics: Informed Decisions Using Data, Third Edition, connects statistical concepts to readersrsquo; lives, helping them to think critically, become informed consumers of statistics, and make better decisions. Throughout the book, ldquo;Putting It Togetherrdquo; features help readers to visualize the relationships among various statistical concepts. This feature extends to the exercises, providing a consistent vision of the bigger picture of statistics. GETTING THE INFORMATION YOU NEED: Data Collection; DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS: Organizing and Summarizing Data; Numerically Summarizing Data; Describing the Relation between Two Variables; PROBABILITY AND PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTIONS: Probability; Discrete Probability Distributions; The Normal Probability Distribution; INFERENCE: FROM SAMPLES TO POPULATION: Sampling Distributions; Estimating the Value of a Parameter Using Confidence Intervals; Hypothesis Tests Regarding a Parameter; Inferences on Two Samples; Inference on Categorical Data; Comparing Three or More Means; Inference on the Least-Squares Regression Model and Multiple Regression; Nonparametric Statistics (on CD) For all readers interested in introductory statistics.

Preface to the Instructor
Supplements
Technology Resources
An Introduction to the Applets
Applications Index
Getting the Information You Need
Data Collection
Introduction to the Practice of Statistics
Observational Studies versus Designed Experiments
Simple Random Sampling
Other Effective Sampling Methods
Bias in Sampling
The Design of Experiments
Review
Chapter Test?
Making an Informed Decision:What Movie Should I Go To?
Case Study: Chrysalises for Cash
Descriptive Statistics
Organizing and Summarizing Data
Organizing Qualitative Data
Organizing Quantitative Data:The Popular Displays
Additional Displays of Quantitative Data
Graphical Misrepresentations of Data
Review
Chapter Test
Making an Informed Decision:Tables or Graphs?
Case Study: The Day the Sky Roared
Numerically Summarizing Data
Measures of Central Tendency
Measures of Dispersion
Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion from Grouped Data
Measures of Position and Outliers
The Five-Number Summary and Boxplots
Review
Chapter Test
Making an Informed Decision: What Car Should I Buy?
Case Study:Who Was "A Mourner?
Describing the Relation between Two Variables
Scatter Diagrams and Correlation
Least-Squares Regression
Diagnostics on the Least-Squares Regression Line
Contingency Tables and Association
Nonlinear Regression:Transformations (on CD)
Review
Chapter Test
Making an Informed Decision: What Car Should I Buy?

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