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Overview

Why are David Moore's statistics books so successful? They have become the books to beat because Moore was the first author to present the teaching of statistics as a useful tool in practice. Unlike traditional statistics books, Moore's texts use real data and walk the student through the process of analyzing that data, as opposed to emphasizing formulas, drill-like exercises, and cookbook mathematics. Thus, for the first time, students learn to think like practicing statisticians and to apply what they learn to their lives.

When Moore and McCabe's Introduction to the Practice of Statistic (IPS) became the #1 book in the market about 5 years ago, statistics instructors realized that a shorter, lower-level, less detailed book based on IPS would also succeed. Hence, David Moore envisioned The Basic Practice of Statistics (BPS)—a text that applies the data analysis approach of IPS but is targeted for a one-term course only. BPS has now become the book to beat, being an ideal match for more schools than any other book in the market.

The second edition of The Basic Practice of Statistics builds on the strengths of the first: a balanced and modern approach to data analysis, data production, and inference; and an emphasis on clear explanations of ideas rather than formal mathematics or reliance on recipes. Moore's use of real world data and examples and his emphasis on statistical thinking show students how statistics can be used as a powerful tool for understanding the world we live in. Designed for students with a limited background in mathematics, The Basic Practice of Statistics 2/e is the ideal way to introduce the core concepts of statistics to the students of today and tomorrow.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780716736271
  • Publisher: Freeman, W. H. & Company
  • Publication date: 7/15/1999
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 688
  • Product dimensions: 8.24 (w) x 10.28 (h) x 1.24 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Statistical Thinking

PART 1. UNDERSTANDING DATA
   1. Examining Distributions

       Introduction
       1.1 Displaying Distributions with Graphs
       1.2 Describing Distributions with Numbers
       1.3 The Normal Distributions
        1.4 Statistics in Summary

    2. Examining Relationships
        Introduction
        2.1 Scatterplots
        2.2 Correlation
        2.3 Least-Square Regression
        2.4 Causations About Correlation and Regression
        2.5 Relations in Categorical Data*
        2.6 Statistics in Summary

    3. Producing Data
        Introduction
        3.1 Designing Samples
        3.2 Designing Experiments
        3.3 Statistics in Summary

PART 2. UNDERSTANDING INFERENCE
    4. Probability and Sampling Distributions

        Introduction
        4.1 Randomness
        4.2 Probability Models
        4.3 Sampling Distributions
        4.4 Control Charts (available on The Basic Practice of Statistics CD-ROM)
        4.5 Statistics in Summary

    5. Probability Theory*
        Introduction
        5.1 General Probability Rules
        5.2 The Binomial Distributions
        5.3 Conditional Probability
        5.4 Statistics in Summary
        5.5 Control Charts (available on the CD-ROM only)

    6. Introduction to Inference
        Introduction
        6.1 Estimating with Confidence
        6.2 Tests of Significance
        6.3 Using Significance Tests
        6.4 Error Probabilities and Power*
        6.5 Statistics in Summary

    7. Inference for Distributions
        Introduction
        7.1 Inference for the Mean of a Population
        7.2 Comparing Two Means
        7.3 Inference for Population Spread
        7.4 Statistics in Summary

    8. Inference for Proportions
        Introduction
        8.1 Inference for a Population Proportion
        8.2 Comparing Two Proportions
        8.3 Statistics in Summary

PART 3. TOPICS IN INFERENCE
    9. Inference for Two-Way Tables

        Introduction
        Statistics in Summary

    10. One-Way Analysis of Variance: Comparing Several Means
        Introduction
        Statistics in Summary

    11. Inference for Regression
        Introduction
        Statistics in Summary

    12. Nonparametric Tests (available on the CD-ROM only)

Notes and Data Sources
Tables
A Standard normal probabilities
B Random digits
C t distribution critical values
D F distribution critical values
E Chi-square distribution critical values

(Optional material in Chapters 1 to 8 is marked with an asterisk (*). Note that Chapter 5 is entirely optional.)
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2000

    A solid introductory text

    I have used both this latest edition, and the previous, as texts for teaching intro statistics. The author does a good, solid job of introducing concepts at an appropriate pace, and does so in a manner that allows the student who 'knows' that statistics is on the same plane as rocket science. The examples are clear, and suffer less from artifice than others of the genre, and the exercises allow the student at any level succeed and continue on to the next concept.

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