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Basic Statistics and Data Analysis

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ISBN-10: 0534390463

ISBN-13: 9780534390464

Edition: 2003

Authors: Larry J. Kitchens

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List price: $71.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 6/26/2002
Binding: Digital, Other 
Pages: 637
Language: English

Preface
Introduction: An Invitation to Statistics
Describing data with graphs
Variables and Data
Types of Variables
Graphs for Categorical Data
Graphs for Quantitative Data
Relative Frequency Histograms
Key Concepts
About Minitab?Introduction to Minitab
Supplementary Exercises
Do It Yourself Exercises
Case Study: How Is Your Blood Pressure?
Describing data with numerical measures
Describing a Set of Data with Numerical Measures
Measures of Center
Measures of Variability
On the Practical Significance of the Standard Deviation
A Check on the Calculation of s
Measures of Relative Standing
The Five-Number Summary and the Box Plot
Key Concepts and Formulas
About MINITAB?Numerical Descriptive Measures
Supplementary Exercises
Do It Yourself Exercises
Case Study: The Boys of Summer
Describing bivariate data
Bivariate Data
Graphs for Qualitative Variables
Scatterplots for Two Quantitative Variables
Numerical Measures for Quantitative Bivariate Data
Key Concepts
About MINITAB?Describing Bivariate Data
Supplementary Exercises
Do It Yourself Exercises
Case Study: Do You Think Your Dishes Are Really Clean?
Probability and probability distributions
The Role of Probability in Statistics
Events and the Sample Space
Calculating Probabilities Using Simple Events
Useful Counting Rules (Optional)
Event Relations and Probability Rules
Conditional Probability, Independence, and the Multiplicative Rule
Bayes' Rule (Optional)
Discrete Random Variables and their Probability Distributions
Key Concepts and Formulas
About Minitab?Discrete Probability Distributions
Supplementary Exercises
Do It Yourself Exercises
Case Study: Probability and Decision Making in the Congo
Several useful discrete distributions
Introduction
The Binomial Probability Distribution
The Poisson Probability Distribution
The Hypergeometric Probability Distribution
Key Concepts and Formulas
About Minitab?Binomial and Poisson Probabilities
Supplementary Exercises
Do It Yourself Exercises
Case Study: A Mystery: Cancers Near a Reactor
The normal probability distribution
Probability Distributions for Continuous Random Variables
The Normal Probability Distribution
Tabulated Areas of the Normal Probability Distribution
The Normal Approximation to the Binomial Probability Distribution (Optional)
Key Concepts and Formulas
About Minitab?Normal Probabilities
Supplementary Exercises
Do It Yourself Exercises
Case Study: The Long and Short of It
Sampling distributions
Introduction
Sampling Plans and Experimental Designs
Statistics and Sampling Distributions
The Central Limit Theorem
The Sampling Distribution of the Sample Mean
The Sampling Distribution of the Sample Proportion
A Sampling Application: Statistical Process Control (Optional)
Key Concepts and Formulas
About Minitab?The Central Limit Theorem at Work
Supplementary Exercises
Do It Yourself Exercises
Case Study: Sampling the Roulette at Monte Carlo
Large-sample estimation
Where We've Been
Where We're Going?Statistical Inference
Types of Estimators
Point Estimation
Interval Estimation
Estimating the Difference between Two Population Means
Estimating the Difference between Two Binomial Proportions
One-Sided Confidence Bounds
Choosing the Sample Size
Key Concepts and Formulas
Supplementary Exercises
Do It Yourself Exercises
Case Study: How Reliable Is That Poll?
Large-sample tests of hypotheses
Testing Hypotheses about Population Parameters
A Statistical Test of Hypothesis
A Large-Sample Test about a Population Mean
A Large-Sample Test of Hypothesis for the Difference between Two Population Means
A Large-Sample Test of Hypothesis for a Binomial Proportion
A Large-Sample Test of Hypothesis for the Difference between Two Binomial Proportions
Some Comments on Testing Hypotheses
Key Concepts and Formulas
Supplementary Exercises
Do It Yourself Exercises
Case Study: An Aspirin a Day??
Inference from s