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Doing Data Analysis with MINITAB

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ISBN-10: 0534420842

ISBN-13: 9780534420840

Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Robert H. Carver

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This text provides clearly written and comprehensive tutorials that allow introductory students of statistics to learn how to use MINITAB? software to their full advantage. The book's tutorials and exercises demonstrate MINITAB as a way to understand statistical concepts and practice statistical reasoning. All datasets are real and reflect a variety of subject areas, including business, social sciences, physical sciences, life sciences, humanities, engineering, and general interest.
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List price: $199.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 8/1/2003
Binding: Digital, Other 
Pages: 384
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Stephen Thornton is Professor of Physics at the University of Virginia. He has over 130 research publications in experimental nuclear physics and has done research at several accelerator facilities in the United States and Europe. He has directed the research for 25 graduate students. He has held two U.S. Senior Fulbright-Hays Fellowships and a Max-Planck Fellowship to do research at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg, Germany on two occasions. He was the founding Director of the University of Virginia Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics. He has published three college textbooks for physics: "Classical Dynamics" and "Modern Physics" (both published with Brooks…    

A First Look at Minitab
Launching Minitab
Entering Data into a Worksheet
Saving a Worksheet
Exploring the Data
Saving a Project
Getting Help
Printing in Minitab
Quitting Minitab
Further Reading
Tables and Graphs for One Variable
Opening a Worksheet
The Project Manager Window
A Dotplot
Exploring the Data with Stem-and-Leaf
Creating a Histogram
Frequency Distributions with Tally
Printing Session Output
A Bar Chart
A Time Series Graph
Further Reading
Moving On...
Tables and Graphs for Two Variables
Cross-Tabulating Data
Editing Your Most Recent Dialog
More on Bar Charts
Comparing Two Distributions
Scatterplots to Detect Relationships
Time-Series Comparison of Two Variables
Moving On...
One-Variable Descriptive Statistics
Computing One Summary Measure for a Variable
Computing Several Summary Measures
The Empirical Rule
Box-and-Whiskers Plots
Standardizing a Variable
Moving On...
Two-Variable Descriptive Statistics
Comparing Dispersion with the Coefficient of Variation
Descriptive Measures for Subsamples
Measures of Association: Covariance and Correlation
Moving On...
Elementary Probability
A Classical Example
Observed Relative Frequency as Probability
Recoding Alphanumeric Data
Joint and Conditional Probability
Independent Events
Moving On...
Discrete Probability Distributions
An Empirical Discrete Distribution
Graphing a Discrete Random Variable
Transferring Session Output to the Worksheet
Computing the Expected Value of X
Cumulative Probability
A Theoretical Distribution: The Binomial
Another Theoretical Distribution: The Poisson
Moving On...
Normal Distributions
Continuous Random Variables
Generating Normal Distributions
Finding Areas Under a Normal Curve
Inverse Normal Probabilities
Normal Curves as Models
Normal Probability Plot
Moving On...
Sampling Distributions
What is a Sampling Distribution?
Sampling from a Normal Population
Central Limit Theorem
Sampling Distribution of the Proportion
Moving On...
Inference for a Population Mean
Statistical Inferences from a Sample
The Concept of a Confidence Interval Estimate
Effect of Confidence Coefficient
Dealing with Real Data
Small Samples from a Normal Population
A More Realistic Case
The Logic of Hypothesis Testing
An Artificial Example
A More Realistic Case: We Don't Know Sigma
A Small-Sample Example
Moving On...
Inference for a Population Proportion
Inferences for Qualitative Data
Confidence Interval for a Population Proportion
A One-Sided Confidence Interval
Variables with More than Two Categories
Inference Using Summary Data
Moving On...
Inference for Two Samples
Working with Two Samples
Matched vs. Independent Samples
Comparing Two Proportions
Further Reading
Moving On...
Chi-Square Tests
Review of Qualitative vs. Quantitative Data
Goodness of Fit Testing
A First Example: Simple Genetics
Testing for Independence
Sample Size Considerations
Testing for Independence (Summary Data Only)
Further Reading
Moving On...
Analysis of Variance (I)
Comparing More than Two Means
A Simple Example
Another Example
More on Normality
ANOVA and the Two-Sample t-Tests
Other ANOVA Issues
Moving On...
Analysis of Variance (II)
Going Beyond a Single Factor
A More Complex Example
Beyond Two Factors
Moving On...
Linear Regression (I)
Linear Relationships
A non-linear example
Another linear relationship
Inference from Output
An Example of a Questionable Relationship
An Estimation Application
A Classic Example
Moving On...
Linear Regression (II)
Assumptions for Least Squares Regression
Examining Residuals to Check Assumptions
A Time-Series Example
Issues in Forecasting and Prediction
A Caveat about Atheoretical Regression
Moving On...
Multiple Regression
Going Beyond a Single Explanatory Variable
Significance Testing and Goodness of Fit
Residual Analysis and Prediction
Adding More Variables
A New Concern
Working with Qualitative Variables
Moving On...
Non-Linear Models
When Relationships are not Linear
A Simple Example
Some Common Transformations
Another Quadratic Model
A Logarithmic Transformation
Other Considerations
Moving On...
Basic Forecasting Techniques
Detecting Patterns over Time
Some Illustrative Examples
Forecasting Using Moving Averages
Forecasting Using Exponential Smoothing
Forecasting Using Trend Analysis
Moving On...
Nonparametric Tests
Nonparametric Methods
A Sign Test
A Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test
Mann-Whitney U Test
Kruskal-Wallis Test
Spearman Rank Order Correlation
A Runs Test
Moving On...
Introduction to Design of Experiments
Experimental and Observational Studies
Goals of Experiments
Factors, Blocks, and Randomization
Factorial Designs
Fractional Designs
Plackett-Burman Designs
Further Reading
Moving On...
Methods for Quality
Processes and Variation
Charting a Process Mean
Charting a Process Range
An Environmental Example
Charting a Process Proportion
Pareto Charts
Further Reading
Moving On...
Dataset Descriptions
Finding Data Descriptions
The Datasets
Working with Files
Session and History Files
Graph Files
Minitab Projects
Converting Other Data Files into Minitab Worksheets
Organizing a Worksheet
Stacked data
Unstacked data
Summarized data