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Statistical Reasoning for Everyday Life -With CD

Statistical Reasoning for Everyday Life -With CD - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0321286727

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Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.
Published: 2009
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Statistical Reasoning for Everyday Life -With CD - 3RD 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-0321286727

Jeffrey O. Bennett

ISBN13: 978-0321286727
ISBN10: 0321286723
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 09
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.

Published: 2009
International: No
Summary

Statistical Reasoning for Everyday Life, Third Edition, teaches students how to be better consumers of information by showing the role of statistics in many aspects of everyday life. This text uses real examples and case studies to build an understanding of the core ideas of statistics that can be applied to a variety of subject areas. The authors include data from real sources to help students become better critical thinkers and decision makers, whether they decide to start a new business, plan for their financial future, or just watch the news.

Speaking of Statistics; Measurement in Statistics; Visual Displays of Data; Describing Data; A Normal World; Probability in Statistics; Correlation and Causality; From Samples to Populations; Hypothesis Testing; t Tests, Two-Way Tables, and ANOVA.

Table of Contents

Preface To the Student: How to Succeed in Your Statistics Course Applications Index

1. Speaking of Statistics 1.1 What Is/Are Statistics? 1.2 Sampling 1.3 Types of Statistical Studies 1.4 Should You Believe a Statistical Study? Focus on Sociology: Does Daycare Breed Bullies? Focus on Public Health: Is Your Lifestyle Healthy?

2. Measurement in Statistics 2.1 Data Types and Levels of Measurement 2.2 Dealing with Errors 2.3 Uses of Percentages in Statistics 2.4 Index Numbers Focus on Politics: Who Benefits from a Tax Cut? Focus on Economics: Does the Consumer Price Index Really Measure Inflation?

3. Visual Displays of Data 3.1 Frequency Tables 3.2 Picturing Distributions of Data 3.3 Graphics in the Media 3.4 A Few Cautions About Graphics Using Technology Focus on History: Can War Be Described with a Graph? Focus on Environment: How Can We Visualize Global Warming?

4. Describing Data 4.1 What Is Average? 4.2 Shapes of Distributions 4.3 Measures of Variation 4.4 Statistical Paradoxes Using Technology Focus on The Stock Market: Whatrsquo;s Average About the Dow? Focus on Economics: Are the Rich Getting Richer?

5. A Normal World 5.1 What Is Normal? 5.2 Properties of the Normal Distribution 5.3 The Central Limit Theorem Using Technology Focus on Education: What Can We Learn from SAT Trends? Focus on Psychology: Are We Smarter than Our Parents?

6. Probability in Statistics 6.1 The Role of Probability in Statistics: Statistical Significance 226 6.2 Basics of Probability 6.3 Probabilities with Large Numbers 6.4 Ideas of Risk and Life Expectancy 6.5 Combining Probabilities (Supplementary Section)

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