Statistics: Concepts & Controversies w/ EESEE Access Card

ISBN-10: 146412566X
ISBN-13: 9781464125669
Edition: 8th 2012
Authors: David Moore
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List price: $130.65
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
Binding: Paperback
Size: 7.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

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To the Teacher: Statistics as a Liberal Discipline
Applications Index
Prelude: Making Sense of Statistics
Statistics and You: What Lies ahead in This Book
About the Authors
Producing Data
Where Do Data Come From?
Case Study
Talking about data: individuals and variables
Observational studies
Sample surveys
Census
Experiments
Statistics in Summary
Link It
Case Study Evaluated
Chapter
Exercises
Exploring the Web
Notes and Data Sources
Samples, Good and Bad
Case Study
How to sample badly
Simple random samples
Can you trust a sample?
Statistics in Summary
Link It
Case Study Evaluated
Chapter 2 Exercises
Exploring the Web
Notes and Data Sources
What Do Samples Tell Us?
Case Study
From sample to population
Sampling variability
Margin of error and all that
Confidence statements
Sampling from large populations
Statistical Controversies: Should Election Polls Be Banned?
Statistics in Summary
Link It
Case Study Evaluated
Chapter 3 Exercises
Exploring the Web
Notes and Data Sources
Sample Surveys in the Real World
Case Study
How sample surveys go wrong
Sampling errors
Nonsampling errors
Wording questions
How to live with nonsampling errors
Sample design in the real world
Statistical Controversies: The Harris Poll Online
The challenge of Internet surveys
Probability samples
Questions to ask before you believe a poll
Statistics in Summary
Link It
Case Study Evaluated
Chapter 4 Exercises
Exploring the Web
Notes and Data Sources
Experiments, Good and Bad
Case Study
Talking about experiments
How to experiment badly
Randomized comparative experiments
The logic of experimental design
Statistical significance
How to live with observational studies
Statistics in Summary
Link It
Case Study Evaluated
Chapter
Exercises
Exploring the Web
Notes and Data Sources
Experiments in the Real World
Case Study
Equal treatment for all
Double-blind experiments
Refusals, nonadherers, and dropouts
Can we generalize?
Experimental design in the real world
Matched pairs and block designs
Statistical Controversies: Is It or Isn't It a Placebo?
Statistics in Summary
Link It
Case Study Evaluated
Chapter 6 Exercises
Exploring the Web
Notes and Data Sources
Data Ethics
Case Study
First principles
Institutional review boards
Informed consent
Confidentiality
Clinical trials
Statistical Controversies: Hope for Sale?
Behavioral and social science experiments
Statistics in Summary
Link It
Case Study Evaluated
Chapter 7 Exercises
Exploring the Web
Notes and Data Sources
Measuring
Case Study
Measurement basics
Know your variables
Measurements, valid and invalid
Measurements, accurate and inaccurate
Statistical Controversies: SAT Exams in College Admissions
Improving reliability, reducing bias
Pity the poor psychologist
Statistics in Summary
Link It
Case Study Evaluated
Chapter 8 Exercises
Exploring the Web
Notes and Data Sources
Do the Numbers A/lake Sense?
Case Study
What didn't they tell us?
Are the numbers consistent with each other?
Are the numbers plausible?
Are the numbers too good to be true?
Is the arithmetic right?
Is there a hidden agenda?
Statistics in Summary
Link It
Case Study Evaluated
Chapter 9 Exercises
Exploring the Web
Notes and Data Sources
Part I Review
Part I Summary
Part I Review Exercises
Part I Projects
Notes and Data Sources
Organizing Data
Graphs, Good and Bad
Case Study
Data tables
Pie charts and bar graphs
Beware the pictogram
Change over time: line graphs
Watch those scales!
Making good graphs
Statistics in Summary
Link It
Case Study Evaluated
Chapter 10 Exercises
Exploring the Web
Notes and Data Sources
Displaying Distributions with Graphs
Case Study
Histograms
Interpreting histograms
Stemplots
Statistics in Summary
Link It
Case Study Evaluated
Chapter 11 Exercises
Exploring the Web
Notes and Data Sources
Describing Distributions with Numbers
Case Study
Median and quartiles
The five-number summary and boxplots
Statistical Controversies: Income Inequality
Mean and standard deviation
Choosing numerical descriptions
Statistics in Summary
Link It
Case Study Evaluated
Chapter 12 Exercises
Exploring the Web
Notes and Data Sources
Normal Distributions
Case Study
Density curves
The center and spread of a density curve
Normal distributions
The 68-95-99.7 rule
Standard scores
Percentiles of Normal distributions*
Statistics in Summary
Link It
Case Study Evaluated
Chapter 13 Exercises
Exploring the Web
Notes and Data Sources
Describing Relationships: Scatterplots and Correlation
Case Study
Scatterplots
Interpreting scatterplots
Correlation
Understanding correlation
Statistics in Summary
Link It
Case Study Evaluated
Chapter 14 Exercises
Exploring the Web
Notes and Data Sources
Describing Relationships: Regression, Prediction, and Causation
Case Study
Regression lines
Regression equations
Understanding prediction
Correlation and regression
The question of causation
Statistical Controversies: Gun Control and Crime
Evidence for causation
Statistics in Summary
Link It
Case Study Evaluated
Chapter 15 Exercises
Exploring the Web
Notes and Data Sources
The Consumer Price Index and Government Statistics
Case Study
Index numbers
Fixed market basket price indexes
Using the CPI
Understanding the CPI
Statistical Controversies: Does the CPI Overstate Inflation?
The place of government statistics
The question of social statistics
Statistics in Summary
Link It
Case Study Evaluated
Chapter 16 Exercises
Exploring the Web
Notes and Data Sources
Part II Review
Part II Summary
Part II Review Exercises
Part II Projects
Notes and Data Sources
Chance
Thinking about Chance
Case Study
The idea of probability
The ancient history of chance
Myths about chance behavior
Personal probabilities
Probability and risk
Statistics in Summary
Link It
Case Study Evaluated
Chapter 17 Exercises
Exploring the Web
Notes and Data Sources
Probability Models
Case Study
Probability models
Probability rules
Probability models for sampling
Statistics in Summary
Link It
Case Study Evaluated
Chapter
Exercises
Exploring the Web
Notes and Data Sources
Simulation
Case Study
Where do probabilities come from?
Simulation basics
Thinking about independence
More elaborate simulations
Statistics in Summary
Link It
Case Study Evaluated
Chapter 19 Exercises
Exploring the Web
Notes and Data Sources
The House Edge: Expected Values
Case Study
Expected values
The law of large numbers
Thinking about expected values
Statistical Controversies: The State of Legalized Gambling
Finding expected values by simulation
Statistics in Summary
Link It
Case Study Evaluated
Chapter 20 Exercises
Exploring the Web
Notes and Data Sources
Part III Review
Part III Summary
Part III Review Exercises
Part III Projects
Notes and Data Sources
Inference
What Is a Confidence Interval?
Case Study
Estimating
Estimating with confidence
Understanding confidence intervals
More on confidence intervals for a population proportion*
The sampling distribution of a sample mean*
Confidence intervals for a population mean*
Statistics in Summary
Link It
Case Study Evaluated
Chanter 21 Exercises
Exploring the Web
Notes and Data Sources
What Is a Test of Significance?
Case Study
The reasoning of statistical tests of significance
Hypotheses and P-values
Statistical significance
Calculating P-values*
Tests for a population mean*
Statistics in Summary
Link It
Case Study Evaluated
Chapter 22 Exercises
Exploring the Web
Notes and Data Sources
Use and Abuse of Statistical Inference
Case Study
Using inference wisely
The woes of significance tests
The advantages of confidence intervals
Significance at the 5% level isn't magical
Statistical Controversies: Should Significance Tests Be Banned?
Beware of searching for significance
Statistics in Summary
Link It
Case Study Evaluated
Chapter
Exercises
Exploring the Web
Notes and Data Sources
Two-Way Tables and the Chi-Square Test*
Case Study
Two-way tables
Inference for a two-way table
The chi-square test
Using the chi-square test
Simpson's paradox
Statistics in Summary
Link It
Case Study Evaluated
Chapter 24 Exercises
Exploring the Web
Notes and Data Sources
Part IV Review
Part IV Summary
Part IV Review Exercises
Part IV Projects
Notes and Data Sources
Resolving the Controversy
Solutions to "Now It's Your Turn" Exercises
Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises
Index
Random digits
Percentiles of the Normal distributions

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