Introduction to the Practice of Statistics

ISBN-10: 0716764008
ISBN-13: 9780716764007
Edition: 5th 2006
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List price: $161.99
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: W. H. Freeman & Company
Publication date: 2/1/2005
Binding: Box or Slipcased 
Pages: 896
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.422
Language: English

With its focus on data analysis, statistical reasoning, and the way statisticians actually work,Introduction to the Practice of Statistics (IPS)helped bring the power of critical thinking and practical applications to today's statistics classroom. Unlike more traditional "plug and chug" /formula driven texts, IPS de-emphasizes probability and gives students a deeper understanding of statistics.

DAVID S. MOORE Shanti S. Gupta Distinguished Professor of Statistics at Purdue University, USA, and was 1998 president of the American Statistical Association. He is an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association and of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute. He has served as program director for statistics and probability at the National Science Foundation. He has also served as president of the International Association for Statistical Education and has received the Mathematical Association of America's national award for distinguished college or university teaching of mathematics. GEORGE P. McCABE Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Statistics at Purdue University, USA. His entire professional career has been spent at Purdue, with sabbaticals at Princeton, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in Melbourne, Australia, the University of Berne, Switzerland, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Boulder, Colorado, USA, and the National University of Ireland in Galway. He is an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association and was 1998 chair of its section on Statistical Consulting. He has served on the editorial boards of several statistics journals. He has consulted with many major corporations and has testified as an expert witness on the use of statistics in several legal cases. BRUCE CRAIG Director of the Statistical Consultingnbsp;Service at Purdue University, USA (following George McCabe). This along with his strong academic research credentials and his many years of teaching statistics at all levels provide the academic experience and contemporary real data from the center's consulting that lecturers have grown to expect in this textbook.

David S. Moore is a professor of psychology at Pitzer College and at Claremont Graduate University. He received his doctorate in developmental psychology from Harvard University and did his postdoctoral work at the City University of New York.

Looking at Data—Distributions
Looking at Data—Relationships
Producing Data
Probability: The Study of Randomness
Sampling Distributions
Introduction to Inference
Inference for Distributions
Inference for Proportions
Analysis of Two-Way Tables
Inference for Regression
Multiple Regression
One-Way Analysis of Variance
Two-Way Analysis of Variance Available on the IPS Web site and CD
Bootstrap Methods and Permutation Tests
Nonparametric Tests
Logistic Regression
Process Control

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