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by Charles Henry Brase and Corrinne Pellillo, Brase

Cover type: HardbackEdition: 8TH 06

Copyright: 2006

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Published: 2006

International: No

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Understandable Statistics is a thorough, yet approachable statistics text. Designed to help students overcome their apprehension about statistics, the text provides guidance and informal advice showing students the links between statistics and their everyday lives. To reinforce this approach, the book integrates real-life data selected from a variety of sources including journals, periodicals, newspapers and the Internet. The use of graphing calculators, Excel, Minitab and SPSS is covered, but not required.

Note: Each chapter concludes with a Summary, Important Words & Symbols, Chapter Review Problems, Data Highlights: Group Projects, Linking Concepts: Writing Projects, and Using Technology.

1. Getting Started

Focus Problem: Where Have All the Fireflies Gone?

1.1 What Is Statistics?

1.2 Random Samples

1.3 Introduction to Experimental Design

2. Organizing Data

Focus Problem: Say it with Pictures

2.1 Bar Graphs, Circle Graphs, and Time Plots

2.2 Frequency Distributions and Histograms

2.3 Stem-and-Leaf Displays

3. Averages and Variation

Focus Problem: Why Bother!

3.1 Measures of Central Tendency: Mode, Medium, and Mean

3.2 Measures of Variation

3.3 Mean and Standard Deviation of Grouped Data

3.4 Percentiles and Box-and-Whisker Plots

4. Elementary Probability Theory

Focus Problem: How Often Do Lie Detectors Lie?

4.1 What is Probability?

4.2 Some Probability Rules-Compound Events

4.3 Trees and Counting Techniques

5. The Binomial Probability

Distribution and Related Topics

Focus Problem: Personality Preference Types: Introvert or Extrovert?

5.1 Introduction to Random Variables and Probability Distributions

5.2 Binomial Probabilities

5.3 Additional Properties of the Binomial Distribution

5.4 The Geometric and Poissson Probability Distributions

6. Normal Distributions

Focus Problem: Large Auditorium Shows: How Many Will Attend?

6.1 Graphs of Normal Probability Distributions

6.2 Standard Units and Areas Under the Standard Normal Distribution

6.3 Areas Under Any Normal Curve

6.4 Normal Approximation to the Binomial Distribution

7. Introduction to Sampling Distributions

Focus Problem: Impulse Buying

7.1 Sampling Distributions

7.2 The Central Limit Theorem

7.3 Sampling Distribution for Proportions

8. Estimation

Focus Problem: The Trouble with Wood Ducks

8.1 Estimating m with Large Samples

8.2 Estimating m with Small Samples

8.3 Estimating r in the Binomial Distribution

8.4 Choosing the Sample Size

8.5 Estimating m1-m2 and r1-r2

9. Hypothesis Testing

Focus Problem: Business Opportunities and Start-Up Costs

9.1 Introduction to Hypothesis Testing

9.2 Test Involving the Mean m (Large Samples)

9.3 The P Value in Hypothesis Testing

9.4 Tests Involving the Mean m (Small Samples)

9.5 Tests Involving a Proportion

9.6 Tests Involving Paired Differences (Dependent Samples)

9.7 Testing Differences of Two Means or Two Proportions (Independent Samples)

10. Regression and Correlation

Focus Problem: Getting the Best Price

10.1 Introduction to paired Data and Scatter Diagrams

10.2 Linear Regression and Confidence Bounds for Prediction

10.3 The Linear Correlation Coefficient

10.4 Testing the Correlation Coefficient

10.5 Multiple Regression

11. Chi Square and F Distributions

Focus Problem: Stone Age Tools and Archaeology

11.1 Chi Square: Tests of Independence

11.2 Chi Square: Goodness of Fit

11.3 Testing and Estimating a Single Variance or Standard Deviation

11.4 Testing Two Variances

11.5 One-Way ANOVA: Comparing Several Sample Means

11.6 Introduction to Two-Way ANOVA

12. Nonparametric Statistics

Focus Problem: How Cold? Compared to What?

12.1 The Sign Test

12.2 The Rank-Sum Test

12.3 Spearman Rank Correlation

Appendix I: Additional Topics

Part I: Bayes's Theorem

Part II: The Hypergeometric Probability Distirubtion

Part III: Alternate Normal Distribution Table

Appendix II: Tables

1. Random Numbers

2. Binomial Coefficients Cn,r

3. Binomial Probability Distribution Cn,rprqn-r

4. Poisson Probability Distribution

5. Areas of a Standard Normal Distribution

6. Student's t Distribution

7. Critical Values of Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient, r

8. The x2 Distrubtion

9. The F Distrubtion

10. Critical Values for Spearman Rank Correlation, rs

Answers and Key Steps to Odd-Numbered Problems

Answers to Selected Even-Numbered Problems (IAE only)

Summary

Understandable Statistics is a thorough, yet approachable statistics text. Designed to help students overcome their apprehension about statistics, the text provides guidance and informal advice showing students the links between statistics and their everyday lives. To reinforce this approach, the book integrates real-life data selected from a variety of sources including journals, periodicals, newspapers and the Internet. The use of graphing calculators, Excel, Minitab and SPSS is covered, but not required.

Table of Contents

Note: Each chapter concludes with a Summary, Important Words & Symbols, Chapter Review Problems, Data Highlights: Group Projects, Linking Concepts: Writing Projects, and Using Technology.

1. Getting Started

Focus Problem: Where Have All the Fireflies Gone?

1.1 What Is Statistics?

1.2 Random Samples

1.3 Introduction to Experimental Design

2. Organizing Data

Focus Problem: Say it with Pictures

2.1 Bar Graphs, Circle Graphs, and Time Plots

2.2 Frequency Distributions and Histograms

2.3 Stem-and-Leaf Displays

3. Averages and Variation

Focus Problem: Why Bother!

3.1 Measures of Central Tendency: Mode, Medium, and Mean

3.2 Measures of Variation

3.3 Mean and Standard Deviation of Grouped Data

3.4 Percentiles and Box-and-Whisker Plots

4. Elementary Probability Theory

Focus Problem: How Often Do Lie Detectors Lie?

4.1 What is Probability?

4.2 Some Probability Rules-Compound Events

4.3 Trees and Counting Techniques

5. The Binomial Probability

Distribution and Related Topics

Focus Problem: Personality Preference Types: Introvert or Extrovert?

5.1 Introduction to Random Variables and Probability Distributions

5.2 Binomial Probabilities

5.3 Additional Properties of the Binomial Distribution

5.4 The Geometric and Poissson Probability Distributions

6. Normal Distributions

Focus Problem: Large Auditorium Shows: How Many Will Attend?

6.1 Graphs of Normal Probability Distributions

6.2 Standard Units and Areas Under the Standard Normal Distribution

6.3 Areas Under Any Normal Curve

6.4 Normal Approximation to the Binomial Distribution

7. Introduction to Sampling Distributions

Focus Problem: Impulse Buying

7.1 Sampling Distributions

7.2 The Central Limit Theorem

7.3 Sampling Distribution for Proportions

8. Estimation

Focus Problem: The Trouble with Wood Ducks

8.1 Estimating m with Large Samples

8.2 Estimating m with Small Samples

8.3 Estimating r in the Binomial Distribution

8.4 Choosing the Sample Size

8.5 Estimating m1-m2 and r1-r2

9. Hypothesis Testing

Focus Problem: Business Opportunities and Start-Up Costs

9.1 Introduction to Hypothesis Testing

9.2 Test Involving the Mean m (Large Samples)

9.3 The P Value in Hypothesis Testing

9.4 Tests Involving the Mean m (Small Samples)

9.5 Tests Involving a Proportion

9.6 Tests Involving Paired Differences (Dependent Samples)

9.7 Testing Differences of Two Means or Two Proportions (Independent Samples)

10. Regression and Correlation

Focus Problem: Getting the Best Price

10.1 Introduction to paired Data and Scatter Diagrams

10.2 Linear Regression and Confidence Bounds for Prediction

10.3 The Linear Correlation Coefficient

10.4 Testing the Correlation Coefficient

10.5 Multiple Regression

11. Chi Square and F Distributions

Focus Problem: Stone Age Tools and Archaeology

11.1 Chi Square: Tests of Independence

11.2 Chi Square: Goodness of Fit

11.3 Testing and Estimating a Single Variance or Standard Deviation

11.4 Testing Two Variances

11.5 One-Way ANOVA: Comparing Several Sample Means

11.6 Introduction to Two-Way ANOVA

12. Nonparametric Statistics

Focus Problem: How Cold? Compared to What?

12.1 The Sign Test

12.2 The Rank-Sum Test

12.3 Spearman Rank Correlation

Appendix I: Additional Topics

Part I: Bayes's Theorem

Part II: The Hypergeometric Probability Distirubtion

Part III: Alternate Normal Distribution Table

Appendix II: Tables

1. Random Numbers

2. Binomial Coefficients Cn,r

3. Binomial Probability Distribution Cn,rprqn-r

4. Poisson Probability Distribution

5. Areas of a Standard Normal Distribution

6. Student's t Distribution

7. Critical Values of Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient, r

8. The x2 Distrubtion

9. The F Distrubtion

10. Critical Values for Spearman Rank Correlation, rs

Answers and Key Steps to Odd-Numbered Problems

Answers to Selected Even-Numbered Problems (IAE only)

Publisher Info

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Published: 2006

International: No

Published: 2006

International: No

1. Getting Started

Focus Problem: Where Have All the Fireflies Gone?

1.1 What Is Statistics?

1.2 Random Samples

1.3 Introduction to Experimental Design

2. Organizing Data

Focus Problem: Say it with Pictures

2.1 Bar Graphs, Circle Graphs, and Time Plots

2.2 Frequency Distributions and Histograms

2.3 Stem-and-Leaf Displays

3. Averages and Variation

Focus Problem: Why Bother!

3.1 Measures of Central Tendency: Mode, Medium, and Mean

3.2 Measures of Variation

3.3 Mean and Standard Deviation of Grouped Data

3.4 Percentiles and Box-and-Whisker Plots

4. Elementary Probability Theory

Focus Problem: How Often Do Lie Detectors Lie?

4.1 What is Probability?

4.2 Some Probability Rules-Compound Events

4.3 Trees and Counting Techniques

5. The Binomial Probability

Distribution and Related Topics

Focus Problem: Personality Preference Types: Introvert or Extrovert?

5.1 Introduction to Random Variables and Probability Distributions

5.2 Binomial Probabilities

5.3 Additional Properties of the Binomial Distribution

5.4 The Geometric and Poissson Probability Distributions

6. Normal Distributions

Focus Problem: Large Auditorium Shows: How Many Will Attend?

6.1 Graphs of Normal Probability Distributions

6.2 Standard Units and Areas Under the Standard Normal Distribution

6.3 Areas Under Any Normal Curve

6.4 Normal Approximation to the Binomial Distribution

7. Introduction to Sampling Distributions

Focus Problem: Impulse Buying

7.1 Sampling Distributions

7.2 The Central Limit Theorem

7.3 Sampling Distribution for Proportions

8. Estimation

Focus Problem: The Trouble with Wood Ducks

8.1 Estimating m with Large Samples

8.2 Estimating m with Small Samples

8.3 Estimating r in the Binomial Distribution

8.4 Choosing the Sample Size

8.5 Estimating m1-m2 and r1-r2

9. Hypothesis Testing

Focus Problem: Business Opportunities and Start-Up Costs

9.1 Introduction to Hypothesis Testing

9.2 Test Involving the Mean m (Large Samples)

9.3 The P Value in Hypothesis Testing

9.4 Tests Involving the Mean m (Small Samples)

9.5 Tests Involving a Proportion

9.6 Tests Involving Paired Differences (Dependent Samples)

9.7 Testing Differences of Two Means or Two Proportions (Independent Samples)

10. Regression and Correlation

Focus Problem: Getting the Best Price

10.1 Introduction to paired Data and Scatter Diagrams

10.2 Linear Regression and Confidence Bounds for Prediction

10.3 The Linear Correlation Coefficient

10.4 Testing the Correlation Coefficient

10.5 Multiple Regression

11. Chi Square and F Distributions

Focus Problem: Stone Age Tools and Archaeology

11.1 Chi Square: Tests of Independence

11.2 Chi Square: Goodness of Fit

11.3 Testing and Estimating a Single Variance or Standard Deviation

11.4 Testing Two Variances

11.5 One-Way ANOVA: Comparing Several Sample Means

11.6 Introduction to Two-Way ANOVA

12. Nonparametric Statistics

Focus Problem: How Cold? Compared to What?

12.1 The Sign Test

12.2 The Rank-Sum Test

12.3 Spearman Rank Correlation

Appendix I: Additional Topics

Part I: Bayes's Theorem

Part II: The Hypergeometric Probability Distirubtion

Part III: Alternate Normal Distribution Table

Appendix II: Tables

1. Random Numbers

2. Binomial Coefficients Cn,r

3. Binomial Probability Distribution Cn,rprqn-r

4. Poisson Probability Distribution

5. Areas of a Standard Normal Distribution

6. Student's t Distribution

7. Critical Values of Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient, r

8. The x2 Distrubtion

9. The F Distrubtion

10. Critical Values for Spearman Rank Correlation, rs

Answers and Key Steps to Odd-Numbered Problems

Answers to Selected Even-Numbered Problems (IAE only)