Introductory Statistics, Student Study Guide / Edition 7

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Overview

This revised and expanded edition is designed to motivate and challenge students without a strong mathematics background. Filled with real-world examples, step-by-step explanations, quality exercise sets that link applications to concepts and procedures, and sound pedagogy, this text makes statistics interesting and accessible. New features include problems designed for use with the graphing calculator, directions and screen shots for the Windows version of Minitab throughout the text and an increased focus on technology as a teaching tool.
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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.
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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 (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470572405
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/7/2010
  • Edition description: Student
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 350
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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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