Intended for the one- or two-term algebra-based course in statistical methods, this innovative book takes full advantage of the computer both as a computational and as an analytical tool. The focus is on a serious analysis of real case studies; on strategies and tools of modern statistical data analysis, on the interplay of statistics and scientific learning, and on the communication of results.
1. Drawing Statistical Conclusions. 2. Inference Using t-Distributions. 3. A Closer Look at Assumptions. 4. Alternatives to the t-Tools. 5. Comparisons Among Several Samples. 6. Linear Combinations and Multiple Comparisons of Means. 7. Simple Linear Regression: A Model for the Mean. 8. A Closer Look at Assumptions for Simple Linear Regression. 9. Multiple Regression. 10. Inferential Tools for Multiple Regression. 11. Model Checking and Refinement. 12. Strategies for Variable Selection. 13. The Analysis of Variance for Two-Way Classifications. 14. Multifactor Studies Without Replication. 15. Adjustment for Serial Correlation. 16. Repeated Measures. 17. Exploratory Tools for Summarizing Multivariate Responses. 18. Comparisons of Proportions or Odds. 19. More Tools for Tables of Counts. 20. Logistic Regression for Binary Response Variables. 21. Logistic Regression for Binomial Counts. 22. Log-Linear Regression for Poisson Counts. 23. Elements of Research Design. 24. Factorial Treatment Arrangements and Blocking Designs. Appendix A: Tables. Appendix B: References.