Elementary Statistics

Elementary Statistics




Each of our lives is now affected in many ways by the analysis and management of data. This book is an introduction to elementary statistics for nonmathematics students. A strong mathematics background is not required, but students should have competed a high school algebra course. Although this book does include underlying theory, it does not include the mathematical rigor more suitable for mathematics majors. In writing this book, strong emphasis was placed on interesting, clear, and readable writing. Because the many examples and exercises in this book cover a wide variety of applications, it is appropriate for many disciplines.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805376340
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
Publication date: 12/28/1991
Pages: 800

About the Author

Mario F. Triola is a Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Dutchess Community College, where he has taught statistics for over 30 years. Marty is the author of Essentials of Statistics, 5th Edition, Elementary Statistics Using Excel, 6th Edition, Elementary Statistics Using the TI-83/84 Plus Calculator, 4th Edition, and he is a co-author of Biostatistics for the Biological and Health Sciences, 2nd Edition, Statistical Reasoning for Everyday Life, 5th Edition, and Business Statistics.

Elementary Statistics is currently available as an International Edition, and it has been translated into several foreign languages. Marty designed the original Statdisk statistical software, and he has written several manuals and workbooks for technology supporting statistics education. He has been a speaker at many conferences and colleges. Marty’s consulting work includes the design of casino slot machines. He has worked with attorneys in determining probabilities in paternity lawsuits, analyzing data in medical malpractice lawsuits, identifying salary inequities based on gender, and analyzing disputed election results. He has also used statistical methods in analyzing medical school surveys, and analyzing survey results for the New York City Transit Authority. Marty has testified as an expert witness in New York State Supreme Court. The Text and Academic Authors Association has awarded Marty a “Texty” for Excellence for his work on Elementary Statistics.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Statistics     1
Summarizing and Graphing Data     10
Statistics for Describing, Exploring, and Comparing Data     25
Probability     41
Discrete Probability Distributions     59
Normal Probability Distributions     72
Estimates and Sample Sizes     107
Hypothesis Testing     126
Inference from Two Samples     156
Correlation and Regression     186
Multinomial Experiments and Contingency Tables     215
Analysis of Variance     234
Nonparametric Statistics     251
Statistical Process Control     283

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