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Basic Practice of Statistics

By David Moore, William I. Notz, Michael A. Fligner

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Format: Hardback, 654 pages, 1st ed. 2015 Edition
Published In: United States, 09 January 2015
David Moore's data analysis (conceptual) approach, which revolutionized the introductory statistics textbook, moves students away from formulas and number-crunching, focusing instead on how working statisticians in a variety of fields collect and analyze data, and use the results to tackle real-world problems.The clear, direct way of emphasizing the course's relevance and confronting students' math anxieties is at the heart of the bestselling The Basic Practice of Statistics. It is also the ideal approach for taking full advantage of the powerful statistical tools and interactive learning features in this new edition's text/media package. Now more than ever, this textbook is ready to help students move from reading about statistical practice to practicing statistics themselves.

Table of Contents

1. Picturing Distributions with Graphs.- 2. Describing Distributions with Numbers.- 3. The Normal Distributions.- 4. Scatterplots and Correlation.- 5. Regression.- 6. Two-Way Tables.- 7. Exploring Data.- 8. Producing Data: Sampling.- 9. Producing Data: Experiments.- 10. Data Ethics.- 11. Producing Data: Review.- 12. Introducing Probability.- 13. General Rules of Probability.- 14. Binomial Distributions.- 15. Sampling Distributions.- 16. Confidence Intervals: The Basics.- 17. Tests of Significance: The Basics.- 18. Inference in Practice.- 19. From Data Production to Inference.- 20. Inference about a Population Mean.- 21. Comparing Two Means.- 22. Inference about a Population Proportion.- 23. Comparing Two Proportions.- 24. Inference about Variables.- 25. Two Categorical Variables: The Chi-Square Test.- 26. Inference for Regression.- 27. One-Way Analysis of Variance: Comparing Several Means.- 28. Nonparametric Tests.- 29. Multiple Regression.- 30. More about Analysis.- 31. Statistical Process Control

About the Author

David S. Moore is Shanti S. Gupta Distinguished Professor of Statistics, Emeritus, at Purdue University and was 1998 president of the American Statistical Association. He is an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association and of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute. He has served as program director for statistics and probability at the National Science Foundation. He is the author of influential articles on statistics education and of several leading texts.. William I. Notz is Professor of Statistics at the Ohio State University. His first academic job was as an assistant professor in the Department of Statistics at Purdue University. While there, he taught the introductory concepts course with Professor Moore and as a result of this experience he developed an interest in statistical education.Michael A. Fligner is an Adjunct Professor at the University of California at Santa Cruz and a non-resident Professor Emeritus with the Ohio State University. Professor Fligner's research interests are in Nonparametric Statistical methods and he received the Statistics in Chemistry award from the American Statistical Association for work on detecting biologically active compounds. Professor Fligner is currently associated with the Center for Statistical Analysis in the Social Sciences at the University of California at Santa Cruz.

EAN: 9781464142536
ISBN: 146414253X
Publisher: W.H.Freeman & Co Ltd
Dimensions: 22.4 x 3.2 x 27.9 centimetres (1.42 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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