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Understandable Statistics is a thorough, yet approachable statistics text. Designed to help students overcome their apprehension about statistics, the text provides guidance and informal advice showing students the links between statistics and the world. To reinforce this approach, the book integrates real-life data selected from a variety of sources including journals, periodicals, newspapers and the internet. The use of the graphing calculator, Excel, Minitab and SPSS is covered, but not required. The new Enhanced Edition includes new critical thinking and statistical literacy content, extensive technology resources including a new algorithmic test bank, new lecture slides (PowerPoint), along with a market-leading DVD series and other resources designed to provide reinforcement for students and support for instructors.

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List price: $371.95 Edition: 8th Copyright year: 2007 Publisher: Cengage Learning Binding: Cloth Text Language: English

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Charles Brase has more than 30 years of full-time teaching experience in mathematics and statistics. He taught at the University of Hawaii, Manoa Campus, for several years and at Regis University in Denver, Colorado, for more than 28 years. Charles received the Excellence in Teaching award from the University of Hawaii and the Faculty Member of the Year from Regis University on two occasions. He earned degrees from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and has a Ph.D. in Mathematics, an M.A. in Mathematics, and a B.A. in Physics.

Corrinne has taught at Hawaii Pacific College, Honolulu Community College, and Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, Colorado. She was also involved in the mathematics component of an equal opportunity program at the University of Colorado. Corrinne received the Faculty of the Year award from Arapahoe Community College. She earned degrees from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and has an M.A. and B.A. in Mathematics.

Getting Started

Focus Problem: Where Have All the Fireflies Gone?

What Is Statistics?

Random Samples

Introduction to Experimental Design

Organizing Data

Focus Problem: Say It with Pictures

Bar Graphs, Circle Graphs, and Time-Series Graphs

Frequency Distribution, Histograms, and Related Topics

Stem-and-Leaf Displays

Averages and Variation

Focus Problem: The Educational Advantage

Measures of Central Tendency: Mode, Median, and Mean

Measures of Variation

Mean and Standard Deviation of Grouped Data

Percentiles and Box-and-Whisker Plots Cumulative Review Problems: Chapters 1-3

Elementary Probability Theory

Focus Problem: How Often Do Lie Detectors Lie?

What Is Probability?

Some Probability Rules--Compound Events

Trees and Counting Techniques

The Binomial Probability Distribution and Related Topics

Focus Problem: Personality Preference Types: Introvert or Extrovert?

Introduction to Random Variables and Probability Distributions

Binomial Probabilities

Additional Properties of the Binomial Distribution

The Geometric and Poissson Probability Distributions

Normal Distributions

Focus Problem: Large Auditorium Shows: How Many Will Attend?

Graphs of Normal Probability Distributions

Standard Units and Areas Under the Standard Normal Distribution

Areas Under Any Normal Curve

Normal Approximation to the Binomial Distribution

Cumulative Review Problems: Chapters 4-6

Introduction to Sampling Distributions

Focus Problem: Impulse Buying

Sampling Distributions

The Central Limit Theorem

Sampling Distribution for Proportions

Estimation

Focus Problem: The Trouble with Wood Ducks

Estimating? When s Is Known

Estimating? When s Is Unknown

Estimating p in the Binomial Distribution

Choosing the Sample Size

Estimating?1-?2 and p1-p2

Hypothesis Testing

Focus Problem: Benford's Law: The Importance of Being Number 1

Testing?1-?2 and p1-p2 (Independent Samples) Cumulative

Review Problems: Chapters 7-9

Correlation and Regression

Focus Problem: Changing Populations and Crime Rate

Scatter Diagrams and Linear Correlation

Linear Regression and the Coefficient of Determination

Inferences for Correlation and Regression

Multiple Regression

Chi-Square and F Distributions

Focus Problem: Stone Age Tools and Archaeolog?

Inferences Using the Chi-Square Distribution

Overview of the Chi-Square Distribution

Chi Square: Tests of Independence

Chi Square: Goodness of Fit

Testing and Estimating a Single Variance or Standard Deviatio?

Inferences Using the F Distribution

Testing Two Variances

One-Way ANOVA: Comparing Several Sample Means

Introduction to Two-Way ANOVA

Nonparametric Statistics

Focus Problem: How Cold? Compared to What?

The Sign Test for Matched Pairs

The Rank-Sum Test

Spearman Rank Correlation

Runs Test for Randomness

Cumulative Review Problems: Chapters 10-12

Additional Topic?

Bayes's Theore?

The Hypergeometric Probability Distribution

Tables

Random Numbers

Binomial Coefficients Cn,r

Binomial Probability Distribution Cn,rprqn-r

Poisson Probability Distribution

Areas of a Standard Normal Distribution

Critical Values for Student's t Distribution

The x2 Distrubtion

Critical Values for F Distrubtion

Critical Values for Spearman Rank Correlation, rs

Critical Values for Number of Runs R

Critical Thinking and Statistical Literacy

Getting Started

Organizing Data

Averages and Variation

Elementary Probability Theorem

The Binomial Probability Distribution and Related Topics

Normal Distributions

Introduction to Sampling Distributions

Estimation

Hypothesis Testing

Correlation and Regression

Chi-Square and F Distributions Answers and Key Steps to Odd-Numbered Problems

Index

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