Statistics with Common Sense

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 96%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (12) from $1.99   
  • New (5) from $49.22   
  • Used (7) from $1.99   

Overview

Applying statistical results to real life situations can be difficult or futile if you can't be certain what the results actually mean. This reference guide provides readers with the frequently elusive link between statistical results and practical applications. Students will learn the basic concepts and principles of statistics and probability, without getting bogged down in complicated theories and abstractions.

Many statistics texts rely too heavily on mathematical formulas. Kault restores the emphasis to understanding statistical results and using common sense in decision making. Everyday examples bring the concepts to life. In the entry on hypothesis testing, Kault examines how a statistical result incorrectly overruled the common sense of many doctors. A chapter on random variables shows the chance that students will carry cell phones, and a chapter on categorical measurements uses statistics to determine the efficiency of a new treatment for a serious disease. Each chapter ends with questions that will help students further understand important concepts. Useful on its own and perfect as a means of expanding classroom discussions, this book is ideal for high school students or anyone needing to review the basics of statistics.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"This text for students in high school and up provides readers with a link between statistical results and practical applications, covering basic concepts and principals of statistics and probability without getting bogged down in complicated theories and abstraction."

-

SciTech Book News

"This is a book which would be a valuable addition to all public libraries as a resource for self-learners and those who wish to review their previous formal knowledge of statistics and consolidate it into real understanding. It also deserves serious consideration as a possible resource for undergraduate and high school courses in statistics. Highly recommended. General readers; lower-division undergraduates; faculty; professionals; two-year technical program students."

-

Choice

"This book is a concise review of the basic concepts of statistics….[I] recommend this book for high school or college statistics instructors."

-

Mathematics Teacher

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313322099
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/30/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

DAVID KAULT is a medical practitioner and Adjunct Lecturer in Mathematics at James Cook University, Queensland, Australia. He has taught a number of introductory statistics courses, both general and applied to such areas as environmental science and medicine.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Statistics--The Science of Dealing with Variability and Uncertainty

Descriptive Statistics

Basic Probability and Fisher's Exact Test

Discrete Random Variables and Some Statistical Tests Based on Them

Continuous Random Variables and Some Statistical Tests Based on Them

General Issues in Hypothesis Testing

Causality--Interventions and Observational Studies

Categorical Measurements on Two or More Groups

Statistics on More than Two Groups

Miscellaneous Topics

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)