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Sandlot Stats: Learning Statistics with Baseball

Sandlot Stats: Learning Statistics with Baseball

by Stanley Rothman
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ISBN-13: 9781421406022
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 11/01/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 592
Sales rank: 726,412
Product dimensions: 10.10(w) x 7.20(h) x 1.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Stanley Rothman is professor of mathematics at Quinnipiac University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

List of Abbreviations xi

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Basic Statistical Definitions 8

Chapter 2 Descriptive Statistics for One Quantitative Variable 38

Chapter 3 Descriptive Measures Used in Baseball 84

Chapter 4 Comparing Two Quantitative Data Sets 117

Chapter 5 Linear Regression and Correlation Analysis for Two Quantitative Variables 145

Chapter 6 Descriptive Statistics Applied to Qualitative Variables 177

Chapter 7 Probability 190

Chapter 8 Sports Betting 225

Chapter 9 Baseball and Traditional Descriptive Measures 237

Chapter 10 Final Comparison of Batting Performance between Aaron and Bonds 245

Chapter 11 Probability Distribution Functions for a Discrete Random Variable 267

Chapter 12 Probability Density Functions for a Continuous Variable 291

Chapter 13 Sampling Distributions 308

Chapter 14 Confidence Intervals 330

Chapter 15 Hypothesis Testing for One Population 366

Chapter 16 Streaking 398

Chapter 17 Mission Impossible: Batting 400 for a Season 439

Chapter 18 Postseason 505

Appendix A Hypothesis Testing for Two Population Proportions 535

Appendix B The Chi-Square Distribution 543

Appendix C Statistical Tables 553

Index 561

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