Teach Yourself Statistics / Edition 2

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 83%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (12) from $1.99   
  • New (1) from $21.00   
  • Used (11) from $1.99   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.


Ships from: Fort Worth, TX

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Sort by


Bet the odds on Teach Yourself

Teach Yourself Statistics introduces you to the

key concepts and principles of statistics. It will help you understand statistics as they occur in your everyday life.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780658000843
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Series: Teach Yourself Series
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.83 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan Graham has lectured in mathematics education at the Open University for over 30 years. His particular interest is statistics and he has written a number of books and OU course units in this field.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Foreword xii
1 Introducing Statistics 1
Some good reasons to learn about statistics 1
What sort of statistical questions can be asked? 2
Can you summarize the data? 2
Is there a significant difference between these two sets of results? 3
Is there a close relationship between the two things under consideration? 3
How are statistical questions investigated? 4
Choosing and using your calculator 6
2 Some basic maths 8
Algebra 8
Why letters? 8
Algebraic logic 10
Graphs 15
Notation 21
(Capital) Sigma 21
X bar 22
Summary 23
Comments on exercises 23
3 Graphing data 28
Bar charts 28
Pie charts 34
Pictograms 36
Histograms 36
Stemplots 39
Scattergraphs 42
Time graphs 44
Summary 44
Comments on exercises 45
4 Choosing a suitable graph 47
Types of data 47
Discrete and continuous data 47
Single and paired data 50
Types of statistical judgement 52
Summarizing 52
Comparing 53
Inter-relating 55
Getting the right graph 56
Bar charts and pie charts 56
Stemplots and histograms 60
Summary 62
Comments on exercises 63
5 Summarizing data 65
Introducing averages - finding a middle value 65
Calculating and choosing averages 68
Mode 68
A simple mean (X) 70
A weighted mean (X) 71
Median (Md) 74
Spread 76
5-figure summary 77
Boxplot 79
Range 81
Inter-quartile range (dq) 81
Mean deviation 83
Variance ([sigma][superscript 2]) and Standard deviation ([sigma]) 84
Summary 87
Comments on exercises 88
6 Lies and statistics 89
Misleading graphs 89
Data set A 90
Data set B 93
Data set C 97
Confusing percentages 99
Inappropriate averages 104
Summary 108
Comments on exercises 108
7 Choosing a sample 109
The sampling frame 110
Random sampling 112
Generating random numbers 115
Using random numbers to select a sample 116
Register of Electors 117
Sampling variation 121
Systematic sampling 121
Human error and sampling error 124
Summary 129
8 Collecting information 130
Secondary source data 131
Social Trends 131
Data accuracy 133
Primary source data 135
Experimental design 135
Questionnaire design 138
Summary 142
Comments on exercises 142
9 Reading tables of data 144
Spreadsheets 145
What is a spreadsheet? 145
Why bother using a spreadsheet? 146
Using a spreadsheet 146
What else will a spreadsheet do? 150
Turning the tables 151
Reading the small print 158
Summary 160
Comments on exercises 160
10 Regression: describing relationships between things 164
Paired data 164
The 'best-fit' line 167
Making predictions 172
Summary 178
Calculating the regression coefficients using the formula 179
Comments on exercises 181
11 Correlation: measuring the strength of a relationship 187
Scatter 187
Product-moment correlation coefficient 191
Rank correlation 197
Cause and effect 202
Summary 207
12 Chance and probability 208
Measuring probability 208
Odds 208
Statistical probability 210
Myths and misconceptions about probability 213
Mutually exclusive outcomes and adding probabilities 215
Independence and multiplying probabilities 218
Summary 226
Comments on exercises 226
13 Probability models 228
Compared to what? 228
The uniform distribution 229
The Normal distribution 233
Calculating probabilities from the Normal curve 238
The binomial distribution 242
The binomial expansion 247
Linking the binomial distribution and the binomial expansion 248
Summary 252
Comments on exercises 252
14 Deciding on differences 254
Picturing differences 255
Contexts for investigating differences 260
Some basic terminology 261
What is a test of significance? 266
Stage 1 Set up the hypothesis 266
Stage 2 Calculate the test statistic, S 268
Stage 3 Look up the critical value 268
Stage 4 Is S [less than or equal] C? 269
The z test 269
The binomial test 275
Summary 280
Comments on exercises 281
Appendix 286
Choosing the right statistical technique 286
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

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

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


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


  • - 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)