A First Course in Statistics / Edition 9

A First Course in Statistics / Edition 9

by James T. McClave
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131499793

ISBN-13: 9780131499799

Pub. Date: 05/27/2005

Publisher: Prentice Hall

This introduction to statistics helps readers develop and enhance their critical thinking skills. It shows readers how to analyze data that appear in situations in the world around them and features an abundance of examples and exercises—nearly all based on current, real-world applications pulled from journals, magazines, news articles, and commerce. In addition…  See more details below

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This introduction to statistics helps readers develop and enhance their critical thinking skills. It shows readers how to analyze data that appear in situations in the world around them and features an abundance of examples and exercises—nearly all based on current, real-world applications pulled from journals, magazines, news articles, and commerce. In addition, this book exposes readers to the most recent statistical software packages that will prove helpful on the job. Presenting balanced coverage of both the theory and application of statistics, the book discusses methods for describing data sets; probability; random variables and probability distributions; inferences based on a single sample utilizing tests of hypothesis and confidence intervals; comparing population proportions and means; simple linear regression, and much more. For business, engineering, and science professionals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131499799
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
05/27/2005
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
7.94(w) x 9.94(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1Statistics, Data, and Statistical Thinking1
Ch. 2Methods for Describing Sets of Data21
Ch. 3Probability91
Ch. 4Random Variables and Probability Distributions145
Ch. 5Inferences Based on a Single Sample: Estimation with Confidence Intervals209
Ch. 6Inferences Based on a Single Sample: Tests of Hypothesis245
Ch. 7Comparing Population Means287
Ch. 8Comparing Population Proportions361
Ch. 9Simple Linear Regression399
App. A: Tables469
App. B: Data Sets493
App. C: Calculation Formulas for Analysis of Variance: Independent Sampling501
Answers to Selected Odd-Numbered Exercises505
References511
Index515

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