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Problem solving : a statistician's guide

Author: Christopher Chatfield
Publisher: London ; New York : Chapman & Hall, 1995.
Series: Texts in statistical science.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Problem Solving sets out to clarify the general principles involved in tackling real-life statistical problems in an approachable and practical way. The book is written for the student or practitioner who has studied a range of basic statistical techniques but feels unsure about how to tackle a real problem, particularly when data are 'messy' or the objectives are unclear." "This book is in two Parts. The first  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Statistics
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Chatfield
ISBN: 0412606305 9780412606304 0412286807 9780412286803
OCLC Number: 32881624
Description: xi, 325 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: PART ONE: The general principles involved in tackling real-life statistical problemsIntroductionThe stages of a statistical investigationFormulating the problemCollecting the dataAnalyzing the data - 1: General strategyAnalyzing the data - 2: The initial examination of dataAnalyzing the data - 3: The 'definitive' analysisUsing resources - 1: The computerUsing resources - 2: The libraryCommunication - 1: Effective statistical consultingCommunication - 2: Effective report writingNumeracySummary: How to be an effective statisticianPART TWO: ExercisesDescriptive statisticsExploring dataCorrelation and regressionAnalyzing complex large-scale data setsAnalyzing more structured dataTime-series analysisMiscellaneousCollecting dataPART THREE: AppendicesAppendix A: A digest of statistical techniquesAppendix B: MINITAB and GLIMAppendix C: Some useful addressesAppendix D: Statistical tablesReferencesAuthor IndexSubject Index
Series Title: Texts in statistical science.
Responsibility: Chris Chatfield.
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