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Internet Companion for Statistics Guide and Activities for the Web

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ISBN-10: 0495110825

ISBN-13: 9780495110828

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Michael D. Larsen

List price: $67.95
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As the catalog of resources on the Internet grows, the opportunities for learning expand, as do the difficulty of evaluating Websites. THE INTERNET COMPANION FOR STATISTICS, Second Edition, provides educators and students with an organized, clear, and reliable interface to the Internet. An excellent accompaniment to a main text, this book includes numerous examples and exercises that refer to motivating online material related directly to specific topics covered in the introductory statistics course. Helpful exercises include numerical, short answer, and expository problems related to the appropriate Websites as listed in the book. On the accompanying Book Companion Website, you will find regularly updated links, as well as additional resources for quickly and effectively integrating the Internet into your Introductory Statistics course. Access to the website is also available using the Student's Suite CD-ROMs that accompany many of our bestselling introductory statistics titles.
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Book details

List price: $67.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 3/24/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 140
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748

Michael Larsen (Ph.D. Harvard) is an Assistant Professor in the Statistics department at Iowa State University. He has also taught statistics at Stanford, Harvard, and the University of Chicago, and has worked as a research associate for the U.S. Census Bureau, National Opinion Research Center, the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics, and the Gallup Organization.

Preface
Measurements on One Quantitative Variable
Measurements of the Center
Measurements of Spread
Graphical Depictions of Shape
Transformation of a Single Quantitative Variable
Measurements on Two Quantitative Variables
Scatterplots and Correlation
Regression
Transformations of Two Quantitative Variables
Time Series
Categorical Data
Describing Categorical Variables
Simpson's Paradox
General Graphical Methods
Research Designs
Experiments
Surveys, including Opinion Polls
Observational Studies
Probability
Probability Rules and Sets
Conditional Probability and Bayes' Theorem
A Couple of Probability Examples
Random Variables and Probability Distributions
General Random Variables
Binomial Random Variables
Geometric and Poisson Random Variables
Normal Random Variables
Normal Approximation to the Binomial Distribution
Some Other Continuous Distributions
Independent Versus Dependent Random Variables
Sampling Distributions
Sampling Distributions in General
Law of Large Numbers
Central Limit Theorem
Confidence Intervals
Confidence Intervals for a Single Mean
Confidence Intervals Concerning Two Means
Confidence Intervals for a Single Proportion
Confidence Intervals Concerning Two Proportions
Hypothesis Testing
Hypothesis Tests for a Single Mean
Hypothesis Tests Concerning Two Means
Hypothesis Tests for a Single Proportion
Hypothesis Tests Concerning Two Proportions
Hypothesis Tests Concerning Tables of Counts
Regression, Analysis of Variance, and Nonparametric Inference
Correlation and Regression
Analysis of Variance
Nonparametric Statistical Tests
Case Studies
Students with inconsistent SAT and high school grades
Prices of houses
The effectiveness and side effects of influenza vaccines
Estimating the weight of horses
Relationships among variables describing extrasolar planets
Topics aquatic
Lists of multiproblem topics in the book
Problems Involving Applets and On-line Simulations
Problems that Reference Articles from INFOTRAC
Problems Involving the Creation of Original Data Sets from the Internet
Lesson Plan Outlines for Various Textbooks
Subject Index