Statistics Concepts and Controversies

ISBN-10: 0716786362

ISBN-13: 9780716786368

Edition: 6th 2006

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Description: This volume reveals the applications of statistics to a wide range of fields, from public policy to the sciences. It introduces new technology and pedagogical features.

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Book details

List price: $143.99
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: W. H. Freeman & Company
Publication date: 11/9/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.156
Language: English

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.

To the Teacher: Statistics as a Liberal Discipline
Prelude: Making Sense of Data
Producing Data
Where Do Data Come From?
Samples, Good and Bad
What Do Samples Tell Us?
Sample Surveys in the Real World
Experiments, Good and Bad
Experiments in the Real World
Data Ethics
Measuring
Do the Numbers Make Sense?
Review I: Producing Data
Organizing Data
Graphs Good and Bad
Displaying Distributions with Graphs
Describing Distributions with Numbers
Normal Distributions
Describing Relationships: Scatterplots and Correlation
Describing Relationships: Regression, Prediction, and Causation
The Consumer Price Index and Government Statistics
Review II: Organizing Data
Chance
Thinking about Chance
Probability Models
Simulation
The House Edge: Expected Values
Review III: Chance
Inference
What is a Confidence Interval?
What is a Test of Significance?
Use and Abuse of Statistical Inference
Two-Way Tables and the Chi-square Test
Inference About a Population Means
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