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Fundamentals of statistics

Author: Michael Sullivan, III
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson Prentice Hall, ©2008.
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Sullivan, III
ISBN: 0131569872 9780131569874
OCLC Number: 71313008
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxvii, 606, A-14, AN-45, I-16 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Contents: Part I: Getting the Information You Need Chapter 1 Data Collection 1.1 Introduction to the Practice of Statistics 1.2 Observational Studies, Experiments, and Simple Random Sampling 1.3 Other Effective Sampling Methods 1.4 Sources of Error in Sampling 1.5 The Design of Experiments Chapter Review Case Study: Chrysalises for Cash (on CD) Part II: Descriptive Statistics Chapter 2 Organizing and Summarizing Data 2.1 Organizing Qualitative Data 2.2 Organizing Quantitative Data 2.3 Graphical Misrepresentations of Data Chapter Review Case Study: The Day the Sky Roared (on CD) Chapter 3 Numerically Summarizing Data 3.1 Measures of Central Tendency 3.2 Measures of Dispersion 3.3 Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion from Grouped Data 3.4 Measures of Position 3.5 The Five-Number Summary and Boxplots Chapter Review Case Study:Who Was A Mourner'? (on CD) Chapter 4 Describing the Relation between Two Variables 4.1 Scatter Diagrams and Correlation 4.2 Least-Squares Regression 4.3 The Coefficient of Determination Chapter Review Case Study: Thomas Malthus, Population, and Subsistence (on CD) Part III: Probability and Probability Distributions Chapter 5 Probability 5.1 Probability Rules 5.2 The Addition Rule and Complements 5.3 Independence and the Multiplication Rule 5.4 Conditional Probability and the General Multiplication Rule 5.5 Counting Techniques Chapter Review Case Study: The Case of the Body in the Bag (on CD) Chapter 6 Discrete Probability Distributions 6.1 Discrete Random Variables 6.2 The Binomial Probability Distribution Chapter Review Case Study: The Voyage of the St.Andrew (on CD) Chapter 7 The Normal Probability Distribution 7.1 Properties of the Normal Distribution 7.2 The Standard Normal Distribution 7.3 Applications of the Normal Distribution 7.4 Assessing Normality 7.5 The Normal Approximation to the Binomial Probability Distribution Chapter Review Case Study: A Tale of Blood, Chemistry, and Health (on CD) Putting It All Together: Probability Part IV: Inference: From Samples to Population Chapter 8 Sampling Distributions 8.1 Distribution of the Sample Mean 8.2 Distribution of the Sample Proportion Chapter Review Case Study: Sampling Distribution of the Median (on CD) Chapter 9 Estimating the Value of a Parameter Using Confidence Intervals 9.1 The Logic in Constructing Confidence Intervals about a Population Mean Where the Population Standard Deviation is Known 9.2 Confidence Intervals about a Population Mean in Practice Where the Population Standard Deviation is Unknown 9.3 Confidence Intervals about a Population Proportion 9.4 Putting It All Together:Which Method Do I Use? Chapter Review Case Study: The Search for a Fire-Safe Cigarette (on CD) Chapter 10 Testing Claims Regarding a Parameter 10.1 The Language of Hypothesis Testing 10.2 Testing Claims about a Population Mean Assuming the Population Standard Deviation Is Known 10.3 Testing Claims about a Population Mean in Practice 10.4 Testing Claims about a Population Proportion 10.5 Putting It All Together:Which Method Do I Use? Chapter Review Case Study: How Old Is Stonehenge? (on CD) Chapter 11 Inference on Two Samples 11.1 Inference about Two Means: Dependent Samples 11.2 Inference about Two Means: Independent Samples 11.3 Inference about Two Population Proportions 11.4 Putting It All Together: Which Method Do I Use? Chapter Review Case Study: Control in the Design of an Experiment (on CD) Chapter 12 Additional Inferential Procedures 12.1 Goodness of Fit Test 12.2 Tests for Independence and the Homogeneity of Proportions 12.3 Testing the Significance of the Least-Squares Regression Model 12.4 Confidence and Prediction Intervals Chapter Review Case Study: Feeling Lucky? Well, Are You? (on CD) Additional Topics on CD C.1 Review of Lines C.2 Confidence Intervals about a Population Standard Deviation C.3 Testing Claims about the Population Standard Deviation C.4 One-Way Analysis of Variance Appendix A Tables Answers Index
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