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Basic Statistics and Data Analysis

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ISBN-10: 0534391826

ISBN-13: 9780534391829

Edition: 2003

Authors: Larry J. Kitchens

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With an emphasis on exploratory data analysis, BASIC STATISTICS AND DATA ANALYSIS teaches students to identify trends in their data that will help them ask the right questions. Rather than leading students through operations on data, this modern textbook stresses hands-on experience with more than 200 real data sets and approximately 1000 exercises in the book. This new text, a basic version of Larry Kitchens' groundbreaking text, EXPLORING STATISTICS, develops students' statistical intuition and nurtures the development of a statistical way of thinking. The author has shaped this text specifically for the elementary statistics course, leaving out the more advanced topics from his previous…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 624
Weight: 2.904
Language: English

Organizing and Summarizing Univariate Data
Statistical Insight
Essential Elements of Statistics
Displaying Data with Tables and Graphs
Displaying Numerical Data
Summarizing Data with Statistics
Describing a Distribution
Summary and Review Exercises
Summarizing Relationships Between Variables
Statistical Insight
Least Squares Regression
Assessing the Fit of a Line
Relationships among Categorical Variables
Summary and Review Exercises
Probability and Probability Distributions
Statistical Insight
Basic Probability Concepts
The binomial Distribution
The Normal Distribution
Summary and Review Exercises
Sampling and Sampling Distributions
Statistical Insight
Principals of Sampling
The Sampling Distribution of y^-
The Sampling Distributor of the Sample Proportion p
Summary and Review Exercises
Introduction to Inference and Confidence Interval Estimation
Statistical Insight
Describing the Parent Distribution
Estimating Certain Population Parameters
Confidence Interval for a Bernoulli Proportion
Confidence Interval for a Population Mean
Confidence Interval for a Population Median
Summary and Review Exercises
Hypothesis Testing
Statistical Insight
Introduction to Hypothesis Testing
Testing a Population Proportion
Testing a Population Mean
Testing a Population Median
Summary and Review Exercises
Comparing Distributions
Statistical Insight
Comparing Two Population Proportions
Comparing Two Population Means
Comparing Two Population Centers: Variances Equal
Comparing Two Population Centers: Matched Samples
Choosing the Right Procedure
Summary and Review Exercises
Analysis of Categorical Data
Statistical Insight
The Chi-Square Goodness-of-Fit Test
The Chi-Square Test of Independence
The Chi-Square of Homogeneity
Summary and Review Exercises
Regression Analysis
Statistical Insight
The Linear Regression Model
Inference about the Regression Model
Checking Model Adequacy
Summary and Review Exercises
Analysis of Variance
Statistical Insight
Comparing Several Means: The One-Way Analysis of Variance
The Kruskal-Wallis Test
Summary and Review Exercises