Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis

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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

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