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Finally a statistics text that not only does a great job covering statistical tools but also focuses on software and the use of the internet for statistical work! Unlike most current texts which merely add screen shots, the Kohler text has been designed around the integration of popular statistical software and the use of the internet so that readers receive thorough preparation with these tools. The book also provides a great deal of flexibility for designing your course sequence through its applications approach where students will learn when to use certain techniques and how to interpret results to help in decision making, its modern approach giving a thorough integration of computer use, and a modular writing style.
Part I. Introduction. 1. The Nature of Statistics. 2. Learning About MINITAB. Part II. Collecting Data. 3. Finding Existing Data: From Print to the Internet. 4. Generating New Data: Census Taking and Sampling. 5. Generating New Data: Controlled Experiments. Part III. Descriptive Statistics. 6. Presenting Data: Tables and Graphs. 7. Presenting Data: Summary Measures. Part IV. Probability Concepts: The Foundations of Inference. 8. The Theory of Probability. 9. Discrete Probability Distributions. 10. Continuous Probability Distributions. Part V. Basic Inference. 11. Sampling Distributions. 12. Estimation. 13. Hypothesis Testing: The Classical Technique. 14. Hypothesis Testing: The Chi-Square Technique. Part VI. Advanced Inference. 15. Analysis of Variance. 16. Simple Regression and Correlation. 17. Multiple Regression and Correlation. Part VII. Supplementary Topics for Economics. 18. Model Building With Multiple Regression. 19. Time Series and Forecasting. 20. Index Numbers. Part VIII. Supplementary Topics for Business. 21. Hypothesis Testing: Nonparametric Techniques. 22. Quality Control. 23. Decision Theory.