Teaching Statistics: A Bag of Tricks / Edition 1

Teaching Statistics: A Bag of Tricks / Edition 1

by Andrew Gelman, Deborah Nolan
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0198572247

ISBN-13: 9780198572244

Pub. Date: 10/03/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Written to assist instructors of introductory statistics courses, this book provides demonstrations, examples, and projects designed to involve the students. Topics include: the first week of class, descriptive statistics, linear regression and correlation, data collection, the news media, probability, statistical inference, structuring the course, decision theory and

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Written to assist instructors of introductory statistics courses, this book provides demonstrations, examples, and projects designed to involve the students. Topics include: the first week of class, descriptive statistics, linear regression and correlation, data collection, the news media, probability, statistical inference, structuring the course, decision theory and Bayesian statistics, and survey sampling. Gelman teaches statistics at Columbia University; Nolan, statistics at the University of California, Berkeley. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198572244
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/03/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
316
Sales rank:
395,887
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
PART I. INTRODUCTORY PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS
2. First week of class
3. Descriptive statistics
4. Linear regression and correlation
5. Data collection
6. Statistical literacy and the news media
7. Probability
8. Statistical inference
9. Multiple regression and nonlinear models
10. Lying with statistics
PART II. PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
11. How to do it
12. Structuring an introductory statistics course
PART III. MORE ADVANCED COURSES
13. Decision theory and Bayesian statistics
14. Student activities in survey sampling
15. Problems and projects in probability
16. Directed projects in a mathematical statistics course
Notes
References
Author Index
Subject Index

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