# Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis

Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2011 - Mathematics - 944 pages
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INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS AND DATA ANALYSIS, 4th Edition, introduces you to the study of statistics and data analysis by using real data and attention-grabbing examples. The authors guide you through an intuition-based learning process that stresses interpretation and communication of statistical information. Simple notation--including the frequent substitution of words for symbols--helps you grasp concepts and cement your comprehension. You'll also find coverage of the graphing calculator as a problem-solving tool, plus hands-on activities in each chapter that allow you to practice statistics firsthand.
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### Contents

 The Role of Statistics and the Data Analysis Process 1 Collecting Data Sensibly 31 Graphical Methods for Describing Data 95 Numerical Methods for Describing Data 173 Summarizing Bivariate Data 223 Probability 319 Random Variables and Probability Distributions 399 Sampling Variability and Sampling Distributions 499
 Comparing Two Populations or Treatments 637 The Analysis of Categorical Data and GoodnessofFit Tests 699 Simple Linear Regression and Correlation Inferential Methods 741 Multiple Regression Analysis 801 Analysis of Variance 833 Statistical Tables 859 References 879 Answers to Selected OddNumbered Exercises 883

 Estimation Using a Single Sample 529 Hypothesis Testing Using a Single Sample 577
 Index 903