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Statistical reasoning for everyday life

Author: Jeffrey O Bennett; William L Briggs; Mario F Triola
Publisher: Boston (Mass.) : Pearson, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey O Bennett; William L Briggs; Mario F Triola
ISBN: 03212867233 9780321286727 0321286723
OCLC Number: 780775413
Description: XVIII, 458 str., pril. : ilustr. ; 26 cm + 1 CD.
Contents: PrefaceSupplementsTo the Student: How to Succeed in Your Statistics CourseApplications Index 1. Speaking of Statistics1.1 What Is/Are Statistics?1.2 Sampling1.3 Types of Statistical Studies1.4 Should You Believe a Statistical Study? Focus on Sociology: Does Daycare Breed Bullies? Focus on Public Health: Is Your Lifestyle Healthy? 2. Measurement in Statistics2.1 Data Types and Levels of Measurement2.2 Dealing with Errors2.3 Uses of Percentages in Statistics2.4 Index Numbers Focus on Politics: Who Benefits from a Tax Cut? Focus on Economics: Is our Standard of Living Improving? 3. Visual Displays of Data3.1 Frequency Tables3.2 Picturing Distributions of Data3.3 Graphics in the Media3.4 A Few Cautions About Graphics Using Technology Focus on History: Can War Be Described with a Graph? Focus on Environment: How Can We Visualize Global Warming? 4. Describing Data4.1 What Is Average?4.2 Shapes of Distributions4.3 Measures of Variation4.4 Statistical Paradoxes Using Technology Focus on The Stock Market: What's Average About the Dow? Focus on Economics: Are the Rich Getting Richer? 5. A Normal World5.1 What Is Normal?5.2 Properties of the Normal Distribution5.3 The Central Limit Theorem Using Technology Focus on Education: What Can We Learn from SAT Trends? Focus on Psychology: Are We Smarter than Our Parents? 6. Probability in Statistics6.1 The Role of Probability in Statistics: Statistical Significance 2266.2 Basics of Probability6.3 Probabilities with Large Numbers6.4 Ideas of Risk and Life Expectancy6.5 Combining Probabilities (Supplementary Section) Focus on Social Science: Are Lotteries Fair? Focus on Law: Is DNA Fingerprinting Reliable? 7. Correlation and Causality7.1 Seeking Correlation7.2 Interpreting Correlations7.3 Best-Fit Lines and Prediction7.4 The Search for Causality Using Technology Focus on Education: What Helps Children Learn to Read? Focus on Environment: What Causes Global Warming? 8. From Samples to Populations8.1 Sampling Distributions8.2 Estimating Population Means8.3 Estimating Population Proportions Using Technology Focus on History: Where Did Statistics Begin? Focus on Literature: How Many Words Did Shakespeare Know? 9. Hypothesis Testing9.1 Fundamentals of Hypothesis Testing9.2 Hypothesis Tests for Population Means9.3 Hypothesis Testing: Population Proportions Using Technology Focus on Health & Education: Will Your Education Help You Live Longer? Focus on Agriculture: Are Genetically Modified Foods Safe? 10. t Tests, Two-Way Tables, and ANOVA10.1 Distribution for Inferences about a Mean10.2 t Hypothesis Testing with Two-Way Tables10.3 Analysis of Variance (One-Way ANOVA) Using Technology Focus on Criminology: Can You Tell a Fraud When You See One? Focus on Education: What Can a Fourth-Grader Do with Statistics? Epilogue: A Perspective on StatisticsAppendix A: z-Score TablesAppendix B: Table of Random Numbers Suggested ReadingsCreditsGlossaryAnswersIndex
Responsibility: Jeffrey O. Bennett, William L. Briggs, Mario F. Triola.

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