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What is Statistics? | |

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Introduction to Statistics | |

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Key Statistical Concepts | |

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Statistical Application in Business | |

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Statistics and the Computer | |

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World Wide Web and Learning Center | |

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Introduction to Microsoft Excel | |

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Introduction to Minitab | |

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Graphical Descriptive Techniques | |

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Introduction | |

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Types of Data and Information | |

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Graphical Techniques for Interval Data | |

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Graphical Techniques for Nominal Data | |

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Describing the Relationship Between Two Variables | |

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Describing Time-Series Data | |

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Summary | |

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Art and Science of Graphical Presentations | |

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Introduction Graphical Excellence | |

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Graphical Deception | |

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Presenting Statistics | |

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Summary | |

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Numerical Descriptive Techniques | |

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Introduction | |

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Measures of Central Location | |

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Measures of Variability | |

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Measures of Relative Standing and Box Plots | |

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Measures of Linear Relationship | |

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Comparing Graphical and Numerical Techniques | |

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General Guidelines for Exploring Data | |

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Summary | |

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CD Topic: Approximating Means and Variances from Grouped Data | |

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Review of Descriptive Techniques | |

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CD Topic: Descriptive Techniques | |

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Review Exercises | |

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Data Collection and Sampling | |

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Introduction | |

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Sources of Data | |

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Sampling | |

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Sampling Plans | |

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Sampling and Nonsampling Errors | |

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Summary | |

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Probability | |

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Introduction | |

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Assigning Probability to Events | |

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Joint, Marginal, and Conditional Probability | |

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Probability Rules and Trees | |

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Bayes' Law | |

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Identifying the Correct Method | |

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Summary | |

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Random Variables and Discrete Probability Distributions | |

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Introduction | |

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Random Variables and Probability Distributions | |

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Describing the Population/Probability Distribution | |

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Bivariate Distributions (optional) | |

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Applications in Finance: Investment Portfolio Diversification and Asset Allocations (optional) | |

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Binomial Distribution | |

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Poisson Distribution (optional) | |

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Summary | |

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CD Topic: Hypergeometric Distribution | |

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Continuous Probability Distributions | |

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Introduction | |

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Continuous Probability Distributions | |

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Normal Distribution | |

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Exponential Distribution (optional) | |

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Other Continuous Distributions | |

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Summary | |

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Sampling Distributions | |

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Introduction | |

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Sampling Distribution of the Mean | |

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Sampling Distribution of a Proportion | |

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Sampling Distribution of the Difference between Two Means | |

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From Here to Inference | |

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Summary | |

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CD Topic: Using the Laws of Expected Value and Variance to Derive the Parameters of Sampling Distributions | |

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Introduction to Estimation | |

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Introduction | |

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Concepts of Estimation | |

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Estimating the Population Mean when the Population Standard Deviation is Known | |

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Selecting the Sample Size | |

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Summary | |

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Introduction to Hypothesis Testing | |

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Introduction | |

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Concepts of Hypothesis Testing | |

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Testing the Population Mean when the Population Standard Deviation is Known | |

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Calculating the Probability of a Type II Error | |

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The Road Ahead | |

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Summary | |

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Inference About One Population | |

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Introduction | |

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Inference about a Population Mean when the Standard Deviation is Unknown | |

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Inference about a Population Variance | |

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Inference about a Population Proportion | |

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Applications in Marketing: Market Segmentation | |

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Summary | |

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CD Topic: Probability of a Type II Error in Testing Proportions | |

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Inference About Two Populations | |

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Introduction | |

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Inference about the Difference between Two Means: Independent Samples | |

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Observational and Experimental Data | |

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Inference about the Difference between Two Means: Matched Pairs Experiment | |

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Inference about the Ratio of Two Variances | |

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Inference about the Difference between Two Population Proportions | |

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Summary | |

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Excel Instructions for Stacked and Unstacked Data | |

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MINITAB Instructions for Stacked and Unstacked Data | |

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CD Topic: Probability of a Type II Error in Testing Two Means | |

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CD Topic: Probability of a Type II Error in Testing Two Proportions | |

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Review of Chapters 12 and 13 | |

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Introduction | |

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Guide to Identifying the Correct Technique: Chapters 12 and 13 | |

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Analysis of Variance | |

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Introduction | |

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One Way Analysis of Variance | |

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Analysis of Variance Experimental Designs | |

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Randomized Blocks (Two-Way) Analysis of Variance | |

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Two-Factor Analysis of Variance | |

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Applications in Operations Management: Finding and Reducing Variation | |

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Multiple Comparisons | |

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Summary | |

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CD Topic: Bartlett's Test | |

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Chi-Square Tests | |

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Introduction | |

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Chi-Square Goodness-of-Fit Test | |

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Chi-Square Test of a Contingency Table | |

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Summary of Tests on Nominal Data | |

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Chi-Square Test for Normality (optional) | |

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Summary | |

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CD Topic: Rule of Five | |

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CD Topic: Minitab Instructions | |

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Nonparametric Statistics Techniques | |

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Introduction | |

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Wilcoxon Rank Sum Test | |

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Sign Test and Wilcoxon Signed Rank Sum Test | |

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Kruskal-Wallis Test | |

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Friedman Test | |

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Summary | |

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CD Topic: Lillifors' Test | |

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Mann-Whitney Test | |

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Simple Linear Regression | |

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Introduction | |

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Model | |

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Estimating the Coefficients | |

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Error Variable: Required Conditions | |

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Assessing the Model | |

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Applications in Finance: Market Model (optional) | |

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Using the Regression Equation | |

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Coefficients of Correlation | |

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Regression Diagnostics I. Summary | |

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CD Topic: Deriving the Formulas that Estimate the Coefficients | |

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Multiple Regression | |

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Introduction | |

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Model and Required Conditions | |

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Estimating the Coefficients and Assessing the Model | |

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Regression Diagnostics II | |

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Regression Diagnostics III (Time Series) | |

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Summary | |

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CD Topic: Transformations | |

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Model Building | |

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Introduction | |

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Polynomial Models | |

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Nominal Independent Variables | |

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Applications in Human Resource Management: Pay Equity | |

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Stepwise Regression | |

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Model Building | |

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Summary | |

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CD Topic: Regression and the Analysis of Variance | |

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Time Series Analysis and Forecasting | |

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Introduction | |

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Time Series Components | |

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Smoothing Techniques | |

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Trend and Seasonal Effects | |

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Introduction to Forecasting | |

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Forecasting Models | |

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Summary | |

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CD Topic: Index Numbers | |

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Statistical Process Control | |

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Introduction | |

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Process Variation | |

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Control Charts | |

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Control Charts for Variables: x-bar and S Charts | |

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Control Charts for Attributes: p Chart | |

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Summary | |

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CD Topic: Control Charts for variables: x-bar and R Charts | |

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Decision Analysis | |

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Introduction | |

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Decision Problem | |

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Acquiring, Using and Evaluating Additional Information | |

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Summary | |

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CD Topic: Treeplan | |

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Statistical Inference: Conclusion | |

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Introduction | |

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Identifying the Correct Technique: Summary of Statistical Inference | |

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The Last Word | |

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Data File Sample Statistics | |

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Tables | |

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Answers to Selected Even-Numbered Exercises | |