Summary: With its focus on data analysis, statistical reasoning, and the way statisticians actually work, Introduction to the Practice of Statistics (IPS) helped revolutionize the general statistics classroom. Freed from an overload of computations, students were able to go beyond the raw numbers to see what the data actually meant. In the years since, the IPS data analysis approach has gone from an attractive alternative to the method of choice for most instructors.
...show more> But the revolution doesn't stop there. Now Introduction to the Practice of Statistics is available now in a spectacular new edition. Features :
Elementary in mathematical level, but conceptually rich in statistical ideas.
Provides a firm foundation in "data analysis" before moving on to probability and the ideas and methods of formal inference.
Contains many interesting real data sets for students to work with
Includes computer exercises within each chapter, but the text does not require use of any specific technology (except a simple "two-variable" statistics calculator).
Full-color art enhances statistical graphics throughout the text, while informal, user-friendly scales and labels provide easy comprehension.
Acclaimed problem sets--Moore and McCabe have received more praise for their problem sets than any other introductory statistics textbook authors. Instructors continually cite their originality, variety, and effectiveness.
New to this Edition :
Over 400 new exercises with hundreds more revised and updated, giving instructors a wide range of fresh options for quizzes, assignments, and exams.
Over 300 supplementary exercises are available on the book's CD-ROM.
Frequent data updates within examples where relevant. This ensures that the real data students are analyzing is most accurate and current available.
New applet-based exercises within section and chapter exercise sets, denoted by a special icon. These give students practice exploring manipulable data and graphical outputs. Applets appear on both the CD-ROM and the Web site.
Increased statistical software output. You will notice more output screens from Minitab, Excel, the TI-83 Graphing Calculator as well as new SPSS screens.
"Exploring the Web" boxes in most chapters. These boxes involve students in online research and data collection, pointing the way to content-relevant Web sites--from the Census Bureau to interactive applets custom-made for this book.
Edition/Copyright:4TH 03 Cover: Hardback Publisher:W.H. Freeman Published: 08/01/2002 International: No
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Moore, David S. : Purdue University
McCabe, George P. : Purdue University
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* These sections contain optional material
Preface What Is Statistics?
PART 1. DATA 1. LOOKING AT DATA--DISTRIBUTIONS Introduction Displaying Distribution with Graphs Describing Distributions with Numbers The Normal Distributions More coverage on outliers and new coverage of the 1.5 IQR criterion for detecting possible outliers
2. LOOKING AT DATA--RELATIONSHIPS Introduction Scatterplots Correlation Least-Squares Regression Cautions About Regression and Correlation The Question of Causation Transforming Relationships* NEW! New Beyond the Basics section on Data Mining, discussion of data analysis for categorical variables now integrated with inference material in Chapter 9, and an entirely new (optional) section on transformations
3. PRODUCING DATA Introduction First Steps Design of Experiments Sampling Design Toward Statistical Inference New coverage on sampling from large populations
PART II. PROBABILITY AND INFERENCE 4. PROBABILITY: THE STUDY OF RANDOMNESS Randomness Probability Models Random Variables Means and Variance of Random Variables More About Probability* New material on the mean and variance of sums of correlated random variables; also new clusters of exercises exploring a single application
5. FROM PROBABILITY TO INFERENCE Sampling Distributions for Counts and Proportions The Sampling Distribution of a Sample Mean Control Charts*
6. INTRODUCTION TO INFERENCE Estimating With Confidence Tests of Significance Use and Abuse of Tests Power and Inference as a Decision*
7. INFERENCE FOR DISTRIBUTIONS Inference for the Mean of a Population Comparing Two Means Optional Topics in Comparing Distributions* New coverage on inference for nonnormal populations and software approximation for the degrees of freedom (both optional)
8. INFERENCE FOR PROPORTIONS Inference for a Single Proportion Comparing Two Proportions
PART III. TOPICS ON INFERENCE 9. INFERENCE FOR TWO-WAY TABLES Data Analysis for Two-Way Tables NEW! Inference for Two-Way Tables Formulas and Models for Two-Way Tables* Entirely new section on data analysis for two-way tables and new coverage of goodness of fit tests
10. INFERENCE FOR REGRESSION Simple Linear Regression More Detail About Simple Linear Regression* Reorganized sections to present essential material
11. MULTIPLE REGRESSION New discussion of data analysis for multiple regression
12. ONE-WAY ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE New discussion of data analysis for one-way analysis of variance
13. TWO-WAY ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE New discussion of data analysis for two-way analysis of variance
AVAILABLE ON THE IPS WEB SITE OR AS A SEPARATE PRINTED SUPPLEMENT 14. NONPARAMETRIC TESTS Introduction The Wilcoxon Rank Sum Test The Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test The Kruskal-Wallis Test
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