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Applied statistics for public policy

Author: Brian P Macfie; Philip M Nufrio
Publisher: Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD for computer   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This practical text provides students with the statistical tools needed to analyze data, and shows how statistics can be used as a tool in making informed, intelligent policy decisions.. A disk with  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brian P Macfie; Philip M Nufrio
ISBN: 0765612399 9780765612397
OCLC Number: 56777573
Description: xv, 536 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Contents: Unit I. Descriptive statistics --
Introduction : what is statistics all about? --
Using polystat to do statistical analysis --
Presentation of data --
Summarizing data and using descriptive statistics --
Unit II. Basic probability and probability distributions --
Basic probability : theory and applications --
Sampling and the normal distribution --
The central limit theorem --
Unit III. Hypothesis testing --
Introduction to inferential statistics --
Estimating means, proportions, and sample size with confidence --
Validating a hypothesis about a single population mean using a sample --
Validating hypotheses between two population means --
Validating hypotheses about a single population proportion --
Validating hypotheses about two population proportions --
Unit IV. Measures of association --
Comparing more than two population means with anova --
Comparing more than two population proportions using the chi-square test --
Determining relationships for two variables using correlation --
Measuring relationships with simple regression analysis --
Measuring multivariate relationships with regression analysis --
Planning statistical research.
Responsibility: Brian P. Macfie and Philip M. Nufrio.
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