Introductory Statistics / Edition 8

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Pizza Anyone? Are you a classic pepperoni person? A minimalist (cheese only)? Do your tastes turn toward the exotic, like pineapple and ham? As you will see from the case study on page 44, the most favored pizza topping of 43% of American adults is pepperoni. Now that's a pie chart students can relate to! Prem Mann's Introductory Statistics, Third Edition offers cases students can really sink their teeth into. Throughout the Third Edition the case studies deal with the statistics that shape our lives, cases that are relevant and engaging. Examples and exercises taken from the real world… step-by-step explanations that make statistics easier to understand… a writing style that is clear and concise… these are just some of the features of Mann that students consistently praise. That's why Introductory Statistics remains the most favored statistics text in use in classrooms worldwide! Any Way You Slice it, Mann is The Classroom Favorite!
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Editorial Reviews

New edition of a first course in applied statistics. Minitab sections have been updated to include Minitab for Windows and Minitab command language instructions. Thirteen chapters cover topics such as organizing data, numerical descriptive measures, probability, discrete and random variables, sampling variables, mean and proportion, estimation and hypothesis testing, chi-square tests, analysis of variance, and simple linear regression. Contain three appendices and several case studies. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Written for a first course in applied statistics, this book employs realistic examples to illustrate fundamental concepts in the field. Chapters address matters like the organization of data, numerical descriptive measures, probability, discrete random variables, continuous random variables, sampling distributions, mean and proportion, hypothesis tests, estimation, chi-square tests, analysis of variance, simple linear regression, and nonparametric methods. Appendixes feature sample surveys, a guide to using minitab, excel adventures, and statistical tables. Mann teaches at Eastern Connecticut State University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470904107
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/27/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 744
  • Sales rank: 128,962
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Prem S. Mann, Professor and Chairman of the Economics Department at Eastern Connecticut State University, holds a Master's degree in Economics from Panjab University (India) and from University of Manchester (England) and a Ph.D. in Economics from UCLA.  Before joining ECSU, he taught at California State University at Los Angeles and Fullerton.  Professor Mann's specializations are in the areas of Microeconomics, Labor Economics, and Statistics. He usually teaches Statistics for Economics and Business, Mathematics for Economics, Introduction to Econometrics, and Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics. In addition to publishing many articles in reputed economic journals, Professor Mann has authored three textbooks on statistics: Introductory Statistics, Introductory Statistics using Technology, and Statistics for Business and Economics. Both of his textbooks, Introductory Statistics and Statistics for Business and Economics, have been translated into the Chinese language.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Organizing Data 37
Ch. 3 Numerical Descriptive Measures 85
Ch. 4 Probability 151
Ch. 5 Discrete Random Variables and Their Probability Distributions 207
Ch. 6 Continuous Random Variables and the Normal Distribution 271
Ch. 7 Sampling Distributions 326
Ch. 8 Estimation of the Mean and Proportion 373
Ch. 9 Hypothesis Tests about the Mean and Proportion 421
Ch. 10 Estimation and Hypothesis Testing: Two Populations 484
Ch. 11 Chi-Square Tests 551
Ch. 12 Analysis of Variance 598
Ch. 13 Simple Linear Regression 626
App. A Sample Surveys, Sampling Techniques, and Design of Experiments 696
App. B Data Sets 719
App. C Statistical Tables 735
Answers to Selected Odd-Numbered Exercises and Self-Review Tests 765
Index 781
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