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Statistics Unplugged

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ISBN-10: 0534521134

ISBN-13: 9780534521134

Edition: 2004

Authors: Sally Caldwell

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In a pleasing and conversational tone, the author uses this brief introductory text to invite the student to join her on a rewarding journey into the often-feared territory of statistics . Rather than emphasizing equations at the expense of understanding, Statistics Unplugged gives students a clear presentation of the material they need to gain a solid grasp of what is involved in the process of statistical reasoning. While avoiding unnecessary jargon, this book uses the process of repetition and cross-referencing chapters to underscore the important concepts. As a result, the student is led, step-by-step, along the path of statistical reasoning.
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Book details

List price: $44.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/22/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Sally Caldwell received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of North Texas. Her teaching areas include statistics, research methods, and urban sociology. Her research interest is deception in social relationships. She is also the author of ROMANTIC DECEPTION (Adams Media, 2000).

Introduction: Methods, Material, and Moments to Rememberp. 1
The What and How of Statisticsp. 4
Describing Data and Distributionsp. 17
The Shape of Distributionsp. 46
The Normal Curvep. 64
Four Fundamental Conceptsp. 84
Confidence Intervalsp. 98
Hypothesis Testing With a Single Samplep. 137
Hypothesis Testing With Two Samples (Mean Difference and Difference of Means)p. 165
Beyond the Null Hypothesisp. 188
Analysis of Variancep. 206
The Chi-Square Testp. 238
Correlation and Regressionp. 262
Table of Areas Under the Normal Curve (Distribution of Z)p. 295
Family of t Distributions (Two-Tailed Test)p. 297
Family of t Distributions (One-Tailed Test)p. 298
Distribution of F (.05 Level of Significance)p. 299
Distribution of F (.01 Level of Significance)p. 300
Distribution of Q (.05 Level of Significance)p. 301
Distribution of Q (.01 Level of Significance)p. 302
Critical Values for Chi-Square (x[superscript 2])p. 303
Critical Values of r (Correlation Coefficient)p. 304
Answers to Chapter Problemsp. 305
Referencesp. 310
Glossaryp. 311
Indexp. 316
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