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Preface | |

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Course Management Notes (Instructor's Edition only) | |

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Supplements | |

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Technology Resources | |

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Data Sources | |

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Introduction | |

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the Nature of Statistics | |

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Statistics Basics | |

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Simple Random Sampling | |

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Other Sampling Designs | |

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Experimental Designs | |

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Descriptive Statistics | |

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Organizing Data | |

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Variables and Data | |

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Organizing Qualitative Data | |

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Organizing Quantitative Data | |

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Distribution Shapes | |

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Misleading Graphs | |

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Descriptive Measures | |

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Measures of Center | |

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Measures of Variation | |

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the Five-Number Summary; Boxplots | |

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Descriptive Measures for Populations; use of Samples | |

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Probability, Random Variables, and Sampling Distributions | |

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Probability Concepts | |

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Probability Basics | |

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Events | |

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Some Rules of Probability | |

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Contingency Tables; Joint and Marginal Probabilities | |

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Conditional Probability | |

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the Multiplication Rule; Independence | |

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Bayes's Rule | |

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Counting Rules | |

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Discrete Random Variables | |

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Discrete Random Variables and Probability Distributions | |

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the Mean and Standard Deviation of a Discrete Random Variable | |

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the Binomial Distribution | |

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the Poisson Distribution | |

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the Normal Distribution | |

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Introducing Normally Distributed Variables | |

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Areas Under the Standard Normal Curve | |

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Working with Normally Distributed Variables | |

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Assessing Normality; Normal Probability Plots | |

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Normal Approximation to the Binomial Distribution | |

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the Sampling Distribution of the Sample Mean | |

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Sampling Error; the Need for Sampling Distributions | |

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the Mean and Standard Deviation of the Sample Mean | |

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the Sampling Distribution of the Sample Mean | |

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Inferential Statistics | |

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Confidence Intervals for One Population Mean | |

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Estimating a Population Mean | |

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Confidence Intervals for One Population Mean When ï¿½ is Known | |

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Margin of Error | |

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Confidence Intervals for One Population Mean When ï¿½ is Unknown | |

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Hypothesis Tests for One Population Mean | |

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the Nature of Hypothesis Testing | |

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Critical-Value Approach to Hypothesis Testing | |

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P-Value Approach to Hypothesis Testing | |

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Hypothesis Tests for One Population Mean When ï¿½ is Known | |

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Hypothesis Tests for One Population Mean When ï¿½ is Unknown | |

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the Wilcoxon Signed-Rank Test | |

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Type II Error Probabilities; Power | |

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Which Procedure Should Be Used? | |

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Inferences for Two Population Means | |

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the Sampling Distribution of the Difference between Two Sample Means for Independent Samples | |

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Inferences for Two Population Means, Using Independent Samples: Standard Deviations Assumed Equal | |

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Inferences for Two Population Means, Using Independent Samples: Standard Deviations Not Assumed Equal | |

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the Mann-Whitney Test | |

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Inferences for Two Population Means, Using Paired Samples | |

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the Paired Wilcoxon Signed-Rank Test | |

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Which Procedure Should Be Used? | |

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Inferences for Population Standard Deviations | |

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Inferences for One Population Standard Deviation | |

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Inferences for Two Population Standard Deviations, Using Independent Samples | |

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Inferences for Population Proportions | |

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Confidence Intervals for One Population Proportion | |

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Hypothesis Tests for One Population Proportion | |

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Inferences for Two Population Proportions | |

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Chi-Square Procedures | |

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the Chi-Square Distribution | |

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Chi-Square Goodness-of-Fit Test | |

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Contingency Tables; Association | |

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Chi-Square Independence Test | |

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Chi-Square Homogeneity Test | |

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Regression, Correlation, and ANOVA | |

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Descriptive Methods in Regression and Correlation | |

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Linear Equations with One Independent Variable | |

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the Regression Equation | |

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the Coefficient of Determination | |

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Linear Correlation | |

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Inferential Methods in Regression and Correlation | |

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the Regression Model; Analysis of Residuals | |

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Inferences for the Slope of the Population Regression Line | |

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Estimation and Prediction | |

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Inferences in Correlation | |

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Testing for Normality | |

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Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) | |

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the F-Distribution | |

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One-Way ANOVA: the Logic | |

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One-Way ANOVA: the Procedure | |

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Multiple Comparisons | |

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the Kruskal-Wallis Test | |

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Multiple Regression and Model Building; Experimental Design and ANOVA (On the WeissStats CD-ROM) | |

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Multiple Regression Analysis | |

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the Multiple Linear Regression Model | |

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Estimation of the Regression Parameters | |

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Inferences Concerning the Utility of the Regression Model | |

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Inferences Concerning the Utility of Particular Predictor Variables | |

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Confidence Intervals for Mean Response; Prediction Intervals for Response | |

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Checking Model Assumptions and Residual Analysis | |

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Model Building in Regression | |

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Transformations to Remedy Model Violations | |

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Polynomial Regression Model | |

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Qualitative Predictor Variables | |

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Multicollinearity | |

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Model Selection: Stepwise Regression | |

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Model Selection: All Subsets Regression | |

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Pitfalls and Warnings | |

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Design of Experiments and Analysis of Variance | |

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Factorial Designs | |

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Two-Way ANOVA: the Logic | |

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Two-Way ANOVA: the Procedure | |

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Two-Way ANOVA: Multiple Comparisons | |

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Randomized Block Designs | |

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Randomized Block ANOVA: the Logic | |

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Randomized Block ANOVA: the Procedure | |

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Randomized Block ANOVA: Multiple Comparisons | |

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Friedman's Nonparametric Test for the Randomized Block Design | |

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Appendices | |

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Statistical Tables | |

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Random numbers | |

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Areas under the standard normal curve | |

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Normal scores | |

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Values of t<sub>ï¿½</sub> | |

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Values of W<sub>ï¿½</sub> | |

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Values of M<sub>ï¿½</sub> | |

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Values of ï¿½<sub>ï¿½</sub><sup>2</sup> | |

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Values of F<sub>ï¿½</sub> | |

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Critical values for a correlation test for normality | |

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Values of q<sub>0.01</sub> | |

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Values of q<sub>0.05</sub> | |

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Binomial probabilities | |

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Answers to Selected Exercises | |

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Index | |

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Photo Credits | |

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Indexes for Biographical Sketches & Case Studies | |

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WeissStats CD-ROM (included with every new textbook) | |

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Brief Contents | |

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Note: See the WeissStats CD ReadMe file for detailed contents | |

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Applets | |

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Data Sets | |

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DDXL (Excel Add-In) | |

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Detailed t and Chi-square Tables | |

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Focus Database | |

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Formulas and Appendix a Tables | |

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JMP Concept Discovery Modules | |

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Minitab Macros | |

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Regression-ANOVA Modules | |

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Technology Basics | |

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TI Programs | |

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