Statistics: Basic Principles and Applications

Statistics: Basic Principles and Applications

by William J. Adams
     
 

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Our objective in this book is to present an exposition of basic principles of statistics along with some indication of applications which satisfies the following ten commandments:
⢠The focus should be placed on a clear development of basic ideas and principles.
⢠The exposition of these basic ideas and principles should be

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Our objective in this book is to present an exposition of basic principles of statistics along with some indication of applications which satisfies the following ten commandments:
⢠The focus should be placed on a clear development of basic ideas and principles.
⢠The exposition of these basic ideas and principles should be streamlined so as to avoid having the undergrowth get in the way of the statistical forest.
⢠High priority should be given to the assumptions which underlie the application of statistical principles.
⢠Understanding of abuses, misuses, and misunderstandings which have arisen from the application of statistics is essential for a correct understanding of statistics.
⢠The coverage should provide students with sufficient preparation for continued study of intermediate and advanced level statistics or disciplines which use statistical methodology.
⢠The exposition should be readable and understandable by students without sacrifice of mathematical accuracy.
⢠The organization should clearly distinguish mainstream topics inherent in every basic level statistics course, irrespective of applied interests, from topics of special interest to particular audience segments.
⢠The computation dimension should not be given equal billing with statistical principles and ideas. Statistics is the master and, important as it is, the computation tool is the servant.
⢠Exercises to provoke-thought - exercise the little grey cells, as Hercule Poirot would put it - should be a prominent part of the exposition.
⢠Exercise banks to help the student see statistics as a whole are important.

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ISBN-13:
9781469107318
Publisher:
Xlibris Corporation
Publication date:
02/03/2009
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