Statistics Informed Decisions Using Data

ISBN-10: 0321891902

ISBN-13: 9780321891907

Edition: 4th 2013

Authors: Michael Sullivan

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Michael Sullivan’sStatistics: Informed Decisions Using Data, Fourth Edition, connects statistical concepts to students’ lives, helping them to think critically, become informed consumers, and make better decisions. Throughout the book, “Putting It Together” features help students visualize the relationships among various statistical concepts. This feature extends to the exercises, providing a consistent vision of the bigger picture of statistics. This book follows the Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE), as recommended by the American Statistical Association, and emphasizes statistical literacy, use of real data and technology, conceptual understanding, and active learning. 
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Book details

List price: $241.80
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Addison Wesley
Publication date: 8/9/2012
Binding: Mixed Media
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 4.928

Getting the Information You Need
Data Collection
Introduction to the Practice of Statistics
Observational Studies and Experiments
Simple Random Sampling
Other Effective Sampling Methods
Bias in Sampling
the Design of Experiments
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Making an Informed Decision: What College Should I Attend?
Case Study: Chrysalises for Cash
Descriptive Statistics
Creating Tables and Drawing Pictures of Data
Organizing Qualitative Data
Organizing Quantitative Data: the Population Displays
Additional Displays of Quantitative Data
Graphical Misrepresentations of Data
Chapter 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
Chapter 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)
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Making an Informed Decision: Relationships of Variables on a World Scale
Case Study: Thomas Malthus, Population, and Subsistence
Probability and Probability Distributions
Probability
Probability Rules
the Addition Rule and Complements
Independence and the Multiplication Rule
Conditional Probability and the General Multiplication Rule
Counting Techniques
Putting It Together: Probability
Bayes's Rule (on CD)
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Making an Informed Decision: the Effects of Drinking and Driving
Case Study: the Case of the Body in the Bag
Discrete Probability Distributions
Discrete Random Variables
the Binomial Probability Distribution
the Poisson Probability Distribution
the Hypergeometric Probability Distribution (on CD)
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Making an Informed Decision: Should we Convict?
Case Study: the Voyage of the St. Andrew
the Normal Probability Distribution
Properties of the Normal Distribution
Applications of the Normal Distribution
Assessing Normality
the Normal Approximation to the Binomial Probability Distribution
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Making an Informed Decision: Stock Picking
Case Study: a Tale of Blood, Chemistry, and Health
Inferences - From Samples to Population
Sampling Distributions
Distribution of the Sample Mean
Distribution of the Sample Proportion
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Making an Informed Decision: How Much Time Do You Spend in a Day?
Case Study: Sampling Distribution of the Median
Estimating the Value of a Parameter Using Confidence Intervals
Estimating a Population Proportion
Estimating a Population Mean
Confidence Intervals for a Population Standard Deviation
Putting It Together: Which Procedure Do I Use?
Estimating with Bootstrapping (NEW)
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Making an Informed Decision: How Much Should I Spend for this House?
Case Study: Fire-Safe Cigarettes
Hypothesis Tests Regarding a Parameter
the Language of Hypothesis Testing
Hypothesis Tests for a Population Proportion
Hypothesis Tests for a Population Mean
Hypothesis Tests for a Population Standard Deviation
Putting It Together: Which Method Do I Use?
the Probability of a Type II Error and the Power of the Test
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Making an Informed Decision: Selecting a Mutual Fund
Case Study: How Old is Stonehenge?
Inference on Two Samples
Inference about Two Proportions
Inference about Two Means: Dependent Samples
Inference about Two Means: Independent Samples
Inference about Two Standard Deviations
Putting It Together: Which Method Do I Use?
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Making an Informed Decision: Which Car Should I Buy?
Case Study: Control in the Design of Experiment
Inference on Categorical Data
Goodness of Fit Test
Tests for Independence and the Homogeneity of Proportions
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Making an Informed Decision: Benefits of College
Case Study: Feeling Lucky? Well, are You?
Comparing Three or More Means
Comparing Three or More Means (One-Way Analysis of Variance)
Post-Hoc Tests on One-Way Analysis of Variance
the Randomized Complete Block Design
Two-Way Analysis of Variance
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Making an Informed Decision: Where Should I Invest? Part II
Case Study: Hat Size and Intelligence
Inference of the Least-Squares Regression Model and Multiple
Regression
Testing the Significance of the Least-Squares Regression Model
Confidence and Prediction Intervals
Multiple Regression
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Making an Informed Decision: Buying a Home
Case Study: Housing Boom
Nonparametric Statistics
An Overview of Nonparametric Statistics
Runs Test for Randomness
Inferences about Measures of Central Tendency
Inferences about the Difference between Two Medians: Dependent Samples
Inferences about the Difference between Two Medians: Independent Samples
Spearman's Rank-Correlation Test
Kruskal-Wallis Test
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Making an Informed Decision: Where Should I Live?
Case Study: Evaluating Alabama's 1891 House Bill 504
Tables
Lines (on CD)
Answers
Index
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