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Basic Practice of Statistics


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To the Instructor: About this Book - To the Student: Statistical Thinking - PART I: EXPLORING DATA - Picturing Distributions with Graphs - Describing Distributions with Numbers - Scatterplots and Correlation - Regression - Two-Way Tables - Part I Review - PART II: FROM EXPLORATION TO INFERENCE - Producing Data: Sampling - Producing Data: Experiments - Commentary: Data Ethics - Introducing Probability - Sampling Distributions - General Rules of Probability - Binomial Distributions - Confidence Intervals: The Basics - Tests of Significance: The Basics - Inference in Practice - Part II Review - PART III: INFERENCE ABOUT VARIABLES - Inference About A Population Mean - Two-Sample Problems - Inference about a Population Portion - Comparing Two Proportions - Part III Review - PART IV: INFERENCE ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS - Two Categorical Variables: The Chi-Square Test - Inference for Regression - One-Way Analysis of Variance: Comparing Several Means - Statistical Thinking Revisited - Notes and Data Sources - Tables - Solutions to Selected Exercises - Index - PART V: OPTIONAL COMPANION CHAPTERS - (On the CD, Web, and printed separately) - Nonparametric Tests - Statistical Process Control - Multiple Regression - Two-Way Analysis of Variance

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DAVID S. MOORE is Shanti S. Gupta Distinguished Professor of Statistics at Purdue University, USA. He received his BA from Princeton (1962) and PhD from Cornell (1967), both in Mathematics. He has written many research papers in statistical theory and served on the editorial boards of several major journals. 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 Programme Director for Statistics and Probability at the National Science Foundation. He was t

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