Statistics: Principles and Methods / Edition 6

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Noted for its clear and concise, statistically accurate discussions that constantly probe beyond the procedures to teach the reader the reasoning behind a method. The authors discuss the assumptions that all statistical models make, and motivate discussions using real-life examples. By means of good motivation, sound explanations, and an abundance of illustrations given in a real-world context, this book emphasizes more than just a superficial understanding of the material.
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A text for students without a strong background in mathematics, covering basic ideas of statistics and their applications in various practical settings. Core material is common to first courses in statistics and is designed to be covered in a one-semester course in introductory statistics for freshmen-seniors. Coverage spans descriptive statistics, ideas of probability and sample-to-sample variation, and statistical methods for analyzing common types of data. There is more complete coverage of regression analysis than in most introductory texts. This fourth edition offers more emphasis on understanding data, new exercises, and new case studies. The authors are affiliated with the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470409275
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/9/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 704
  • Sales rank: 1,307,731
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Johnson

Klaus Wolff, MD

Professor and Chairman Emeritus

Department of Dermatology

Medical University of Vienna

Chief Emeritus, Dermatology Service

General Hospital of Vienna

Vienna, Austria

Richard Allen Johnson, MD

Clinical Instructor and Associate in Dermatology

Massachusetts General Hospital

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
1. What is Statistics?
2. Statistics in Our Everyday Life
3. Statistics in Aid of Scientific Inquiry
4. Two Basic Concepts- Population and Sample
5. The Purposeful Collection of Data
6. Statistics in Context
7. Objectives of Statistics

2. Organization and Description of Data
1. Introduction
2. Main Types of Data
3. Describing Data by Tables and Graphs
4. Measures of Center
5. Measures of Variation
6. Checking the Stability of the Observations over Time
7. More on Graphics
8. Statistics in Context

3. Descriptive Study of Bivariate Data
1. Introduction
2. Summarization of Bivariate Categorical Data
3. A Designed Experiment for Making a Comparison
4. Scatter Diagram of Bivariate Measurement Data
5. The Correlation Coefficient- A Measure of Linear Relation
6. Prediction of One Variable from Another (Linear Regression)

4. Probability
1. Introduction
2. Probability of an Event
3. Methods of Assigning Probability
4. Event Relations and Two Laws of Probability
5. Conditional Probability and Independence
6. Bayes' Theorem
7. Random Sampling from a Finite Population

5. Probability Distributions
1. Introduction
2. Random Variables
3. Probability Distribution of a Discrete Random Variable
4. Expectation (Mean) and Standard Deviation of a Probability Distribution
5. Success and Failures- Bernoulli Trials
6. The Binomal Distribution
7. The Binomal Distribution in Context

6. The Normal Distribution
1. Probability Model for a Continuous Random Variable
2. The Normal Distribution-Its General Features
3. The Standard Normal Distribution
4. Probability Calculations with Normal Distributions
5. The Normal Approximation to the Binomial
6. Checking the Plausibility of a Normal Model
7. Transforming Observations to Attain Near Normality

7. Variation in Repeated Samples-Sampling Distribution
1. Introduction
2. The Sampling Distribution of a Statistic
3. Distribution of the Sample Mean and the Central Limit Theorem
4. Statistics in Context

8. Drawing Inferences From Large Samples
1. Introduction
2. Point Estimation of Population Mean
3. Confidence Interval for a Population Mean
4. Testing Hypotheses about a Population Mean
5. Inferences about a Population Proportion

9. Small-Sample Inferences for Normal Populations
1. Introduction
2. Student's t Distribution
3. Inferences about µ -Small Sample Size
4. Relationship between Tests and Confidence Intervals
5. Inferences About the Standard Deviation ó
(The Chi-Square Distribution)
6. Robustness of Inference Procedures

10. Comparing Two Treatments
1. Introduction
2. Independent Random Samples from Two Populations
3. Large Samples Inference about Difference of Two Means
4. Inferences from Small Samples: Normal Populations with Equal Variances
5. Inferences from Small Samples: Normal Populations but Unequal Variances
6. Randomization and its Role in Inference
7. Matched Pairs Comparisons
8. Choosing Between Independent Samples and a Matched Pairs Sample
9. Comparing Two Population Proportions

11. Regression Analysis I
(Simple Linear Regression)
1. Introduction
2. Regression with a Single Predictor
3. A Straight-Line Regression Model
4. The Method of Least Squares
5. The Sampling Variability of the Least Squares Estimators—Tools for Inference
6. Important Inference Problems
7. The Strength of a Linear Relation
8. Remarks About the Straight Line Model Assumption

12. Regression Analysis- II
Multiple Linear Regression and Other Topics
1. Introduction
2. Nonlinear Relations and Linearizing Transformations
3. Multiple Linear Regression
4. Residual Plots to Check the Adequacy of a Statistical Model
5. Review Exercises

13. Analysis of Categorical Data
1. Introduction
2. Pearson's x^2 Test for Goodness of Fit
3. Contingency Table with One Margin Fixed
(Test of Homogeneity)
4. Contingency Table with Neither Margin Fixed
(Test of Independence)
5. Review Exercises

14. Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
1. Introduction
2. Comparison of Several Treatments- The Completely Randomized Design
3. Population Model and Inferences for a Completely Randomized Design
4. Simultaneous Confidence Intervals
5. Graphical Diagnostics and Displays to Supplement ANOVA
6. Randomized Block Experiments for Comparing k Treatments
7. Review Exercises

15. Nonparametric Inference

1. Introduction

2. The Wilcoxon Rank-Sum Test for Comparing Two Treatments

3. Matched Paris Comparisons

4. Measure of Correlation Based on Ranks

5. Concluding Remarks

6. Using Statistics Wisely

7. Key Ideas and Formulas

8. Technology

9. Review Exercises

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