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Overview

Now in its Fourth Edition, Weiss has a reputation for being thorough and precise, and for using real data extensively throughout. Case studies are introduced at the beginning of the chapters and discussed at the end, showing students the links between the subject matter and how the material can be used in real life.
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Updated and expanded edition (first in 1989) of a textbook for either a one-semester or one-quarter course, providing a clear understanding of basic statistical techniques, with an emphasis on the application of those techniques to the analysis of data. Introductory high school algebra is a sufficient prerequisite. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780201594232
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  • Publication date: 7/28/1995
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 848
  • Product dimensions: 8.22 (w) x 9.57 (h) x 1.45 (d)

Meet the Author

Neil A. Weiss received his Ph.D. from UCLA and subsequently accepted an assistant-professor position at Arizona State University (ASU), where he was ultimately promoted to the rank of full professor. Dr. Weiss has taught statistics, probability, and mathematics—from the freshman level to the advanced graduate level—for more than 30 years. In recognition of his excellence in teaching, he received the Dean’s Quality Teaching Award from the ASU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Dr. Weiss’ comprehensive knowledge and experience ensures that his texts are mathematically and statistically accurate, as well as pedagogically sound.

In addition to his numerous research publications, Dr. Weiss is the author of A Course in Probability (Addison-Wesley, 2006). He has also authored or coauthored books in finite mathematics, statistics, and real analysis, and is currently working on a new book on applied regression analysis and the analysis of variance. His texts—well known for their precision, readability, and pedagogical excellence—are used worldwide.

Dr. Weiss is a pioneer of the integration of statistical software into textbooks and the classroom, first providing such integration in the book Introductory Statistics (Addison-Wesley, 1982). Weiss and Addison-Wesley continue that pioneering spirit to this day with the inclusion of some of the most comprehensive Web sites in the field.

In his spare time, Dr. Weiss enjoys walking, studying and practicing meditation, and playing hold ’em poker. He is married and has two sons.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The Nature of Statistics 3
Ch. 2 Organizing Data 43
Ch. 3 Descriptive Measures 101
Ch. 4 Probability Concepts 181
Ch. 5 Discrete Random Variables 241
Ch. 6 The Normal Distribution 299
Ch. 7 The Sampling Distribution of the Mean 367
Ch. 8 Confidence Intervals for One Population Mean 403
Ch. 9 Hypothesis Tests for One Population Mean 445
Ch. 10 Inferences for Two Population Means 511
Ch. 11 Inferences for Population Proportions 565
Ch. 12 Chi-Square Procedures 599
Ch. 13 Descriptive Methods in Regression and Correlation 647
Ch. 14 Inferential Methods in Regression and Correlation 697
Appendix A Statistical Tables A-3
Appendix B Focus Database A-17
Appendix C Answers to Selected Exercises A-23
Index I-1
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