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Statistics Principles and Methods

ISBN-10: 0471388971
ISBN-13: 9780471388975
Edition: 4th 2001 (Revised)
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Description: The authors discuss the assumptions that all statistical models make and motivate the reader using real-life examples. Their discussions probe beyond procedure to teach the reasoning behind the statistical methods under consideration.

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Book details

List price: $105.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/4/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 736
Size: 7.60" wide x 9.53" long x 1.38" tall
Weight: 2.882
Language: English

The authors discuss the assumptions that all statistical models make and motivate the reader using real-life examples. Their discussions probe beyond procedure to teach the reasoning behind the statistical methods under consideration.

Richard A. Johnson is the curator of the Sports Museum of New England & the author of "Young at Heart: The Story of Johnny Kelly." He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

Introduction
What is Statistics?
Statistics in Our Everyday Life
Statistics in Aid of Scientific Inquiry
Two Basic Concepts- Population and Sample
The Purposeful Collection of Data
Statistics in Context
Objectives of Statistics
Review Exercises.
Organization and Description of Data
Introduction
Main Types of Data
Describing Data by Tables and Graphs
Measures of Center
Measures of Variation
Checking the Stability of the Observations over Time
More on Graphics
Statistics in Context
Review Exercises
Descriptive Study of Bivariate Data
Introduction
Summarization of Bivariate Categorical Data
A Designed Experiment for Making a Comparison
Scatter Diagram of Bivariate Measurement Data
The Correlation Coefficient- A Measure of Linear Relation
Prediction of One Variable from Another (Linear Regression)
Review Exercises
Probability
Introduction
Probability of an Event
Methods of Assigning Probability
Event Relations and Two Laws of Probability
Conditional Probability and Independence
Random Sampling from a Finite Population
Review Exercises
Probability Distributions
Introduction
Random Variables
Probability Distribution of a Discrete Random Variable
Expectation (Mean) and Standard Deviation of a Probability Distribution
Success and Failures- Bernoulli Trials
The Binomal Distribution
The Binomal Distribution in Context
Review Exercises
The Normal Distribution
Probability Model for a Continuous Random Variable
The Normal Distribution-Its General Features
The Standard Normal Distribution
Probability Calculations with Normal Distributions
The Normal Approximation to the Binomial
Checking the Plausibility of a Normal Model
Transforming Observations to Attain Near Normality
Review Exercises
Variation in Repeated Samples-Sampling Distribution
Introduction
The Sampling Distribution of a Statistic
Distribution of the Sample Mean and the Central Limit Theorem
Statistics in Context
Review Exercises
Drawing Inferences From Large Samples
Introduction
Point Estimation of Population Mean
Confidence Interval for a Population Mean
Testing Hypotheses about a Population Mean
Inferences about a Population Proportion
Review Exercises
Small-Sample Inferences for Normal Populations
Introduction
Independent Random Samples from Two Populations
Inferences about -Small Sample Size
Relationship between Tests and Confidence Intervals
Inferences about Standard Deviation (The Chi-Square D

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