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Overview

Statistics for the Utterly Confused, Second Edition

When it comes to understanding statistics, even good students can be confused. Perfect for students in any introductory non-calculus-based statistics course, and equally useful to professionals working in the world, Statistics for the Utterly Confused is your ticket to success. Statistical concepts are explained step-by-step and applied to such diverse fields as business, economics, finance, and more.

The message of Statistics for the Utterly Confused is simple: you don't have to be confused anymore. Updated and expanded to give you the latest changes in the field, this up-to-the-minute edition includes many new examples of Excel output, the most widely used of all statistics programs; a new chapter on Analysis of Variance (ANOVA); and 200 additions to the 700 self-testing questions and answers. The expert author's Web site also gives you tons of fresh examples, practice problems, and strategies--so you can go from utterly confused to totally prepared in no time!

Inside, you'll discover how to:

  • Grasp the meaning of everyday statistical concepts
  • Find out what's probable and what isn't
  • Read, understand, and solve statistics problems
  • Improve your scores on exams
  • Use your skills in any field
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071461931
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/22/2005
  • Series: Utterly Confused Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 516,075
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Lloyd R. Jaisingh, PhD, is Professor of Mathematics at Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky. He has published numerous books and articles on elementary statistics and technology in the classroom.

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Table of Contents


Part I: Descriptive Statistics
1. Graphical Displays
2. Numerical Measures of Central Tendency
3. Numerical Measures of Variability
4. Numerical Measures of Positions
5. Exploring Bivariate Data
6. Exploring Categorical Data
Part II: Probability
7. Randomness, Uncertainty, and Probability
8. Discrete Probability Distributions
9. The Normal Probability Distribution
10. Sampling Distributions and the Central Limit Theorem
Part III: Statistical Inference
11. Confidence Intervals: Large Samples
12. Hypothesis Tests: Large Samples
13. Confidence Intervals and Hypothesis Tests: Small Samples
14. Chi-Square Procedures
15. One-Way Analysis of Variance
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2003

    Probability I wasted my money 99.9%

    This book was not helpful to me. It also did not discuss some of the things my statistics class had to learn. I gave it two stars because it did have a mini test at the end of each chapter.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2000

    Statistics for the Utterly Confused

    I am a student at Morehead State University and Business Statistics was one of the hardest course requirements until I discovered the book, Statistics for the Utterly Confused. The layout of the book was very thorough and easy to read. I truly appreciated the exercises and the examples given throughout the chapters. I really enjoyed the 'quick tips' and 'its a wrap' sections of the book because it helped me make sure I understood the key points of that particular chapter. I would advise anyone who is having a difficult time in statistics to invest in this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2000

    Piece a cake

    I like the step by step procedures with which you take (me) the utterly confused through the various stages to arrive at the final solution to your sample problems. The simplicity and the use of your language is very effective - speaks a lot -- on clarity alone I give you 100 points. Wonderful presentation and layout, I especially like the Tree diagram - GG GB BB BG; man you even included a section with 'ANSWER KEY'. I also like the tables in the Appendix - saves the student a lot of time in those calculations. And I don't even have to conduct a GOODNESS OF FIT TEST - This pass the test with flying colors. Great job, I must commend you on such a useful publication. I would recommend this book to any person who is a student in the field of statistics. It's easy to use and a great reference tool for both at home and at the office. I will definitely put this book to extensive use. Going through your book reminded me of so many things I had forgotten since my statistics class. Of course, I just glanced through the book quickly so that I can give you my VERDICT. Lloyd, congratulations on a job well done, but then you already knew that.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2000

    A 'Must Have' for anyone taking a statistics course

    This book is very well written and easy to understand. I'm not very mathematically inclined and this book has helped me pass the class. As far as I'm concerned it should be used to teach the course of statistics.

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