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A condensed, streamlined version of the popular, widely used Understandable Statistics, 8/e, this text offers instructors an effective solution to teaching the essentials of statistics within a shorter time frame.
Designed to help students overcome their apprehension about statistics, Understanding Basic Statistics, 4/e is a thorough, accessible text that demonstrates the applicability of statistics in the real world. Student-friendly highlights of the Fourth Edition include solutions and key steps to odd-numbered problems, highlighted definitions, Expand Your Knowledge and Cumulative Review Problems, and a complete technology package with additional learning opportunities and skills-reinforcement exercises.
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 Frequency Distributions, Histograms, and Related Topics
2.2 Bar Graphs, Circle Graphs, and Time-Series Graphs
2.3 Stem-and-Leaf Displays
3. Averages and Variation
Focus Problem: The Educational Advantage
3.1 Measures of Central Tendency: Mode, Median, and Mean
3.2 Measures of Variation
3.3 Percentiles and Box-and Whisker Plots
Cumulative Review: Ch. 1-3
4. Correlation and Regression
Focus Problem: Changing Populations and Crime Rate
4.1 Scatter Diagrams and Linear Correlation
4.2 Linear Regression and the Coefficient of Determination
5. Elementary Probability Theory
Focus Problem: How Often Do Lie Detectors Lie?
5.1 What is Probability?
5.2 Some Probability Rules-Compound Events
5.3 Trees and Counting Techniques
6. The Binomial Probability Distribution and Related Topics
Focus Problem: Personality Preference Types: Introvert of Extrovert?
6.1 Introduction to Random Variables and Probability Distributions
6.2 Binomial Probabilities
6.3 Additional Properties of the Binomial Distribution
Cumulative Review: Ch. 4-6
7. Normal Curves and Sampling Distributions
Focus Problem: Impulse Buying
7.1 Graphs of Normal Probability Distributions
7.2 Standard Units and Areas Under the Standard Normal Distribution
7.3 Areas Under Any Normal Curve
7.4 Sampling Distributions
7.5 The Central Limit Theorem
7.6 Normal Approximation to the Binomial Distribution
8. Estimation
Focus Problem: Trick or Treat
8.1 Estimating ? When ? is Known
8.2 Estimating ? When ? is Unknown
8.3 Estimating p in the Binomial Distribution
9. Hypothesis Testing
Focus Problem: Benford's Law: The Importance of Being No.1
9.1 Introduction to Statistical Tests
9.2 Testing the Mean of ?
9.3 Testing a Proportion p
10. Inferences About Differences
Focus Problem: The Trouble with Wood Ducks
10.1 Test Involving Paired Differences (Dependent Samples)
10.2 Inferences About Differences of Two Means ?1-?2
10.3 Inferences About the Difference of Proportions p1-p2
11. Additional Topics Using Inference
Focus Problem: Stone Age Tools and Archaeology
Part I: Hypothesis Tests Using the Chi-Square Distribution
Overview of Chi-Square Distribution
11.1 Chi-Square: Tests of Independence
11.2 Chi-Square: Goodness of Fit
11.3 Testing a Single Variance or Standard Deviation
Part II: Inferences Relating to Linear Regression
11.4 Inferences for Correlation and Regression
Cumulative Review Problems: Ch.10-11
Charles Henry Brase and Corrinne Pellillo Brase
ISBN13: 978-0618632275A condensed, streamlined version of the popular, widely used Understandable Statistics, 8/e, this text offers instructors an effective solution to teaching the essentials of statistics within a shorter time frame.
Designed to help students overcome their apprehension about statistics, Understanding Basic Statistics, 4/e is a thorough, accessible text that demonstrates the applicability of statistics in the real world. Student-friendly highlights of the Fourth Edition include solutions and key steps to odd-numbered problems, highlighted definitions, Expand Your Knowledge and Cumulative Review Problems, and a complete technology package with additional learning opportunities and skills-reinforcement exercises.
Table of Contents
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 Frequency Distributions, Histograms, and Related Topics
2.2 Bar Graphs, Circle Graphs, and Time-Series Graphs
2.3 Stem-and-Leaf Displays
3. Averages and Variation
Focus Problem: The Educational Advantage
3.1 Measures of Central Tendency: Mode, Median, and Mean
3.2 Measures of Variation
3.3 Percentiles and Box-and Whisker Plots
Cumulative Review: Ch. 1-3
4. Correlation and Regression
Focus Problem: Changing Populations and Crime Rate
4.1 Scatter Diagrams and Linear Correlation
4.2 Linear Regression and the Coefficient of Determination
5. Elementary Probability Theory
Focus Problem: How Often Do Lie Detectors Lie?
5.1 What is Probability?
5.2 Some Probability Rules-Compound Events
5.3 Trees and Counting Techniques
6. The Binomial Probability Distribution and Related Topics
Focus Problem: Personality Preference Types: Introvert of Extrovert?
6.1 Introduction to Random Variables and Probability Distributions
6.2 Binomial Probabilities
6.3 Additional Properties of the Binomial Distribution
Cumulative Review: Ch. 4-6
7. Normal Curves and Sampling Distributions
Focus Problem: Impulse Buying
7.1 Graphs of Normal Probability Distributions
7.2 Standard Units and Areas Under the Standard Normal Distribution
7.3 Areas Under Any Normal Curve
7.4 Sampling Distributions
7.5 The Central Limit Theorem
7.6 Normal Approximation to the Binomial Distribution
8. Estimation
Focus Problem: Trick or Treat
8.1 Estimating ? When ? is Known
8.2 Estimating ? When ? is Unknown
8.3 Estimating p in the Binomial Distribution
9. Hypothesis Testing
Focus Problem: Benford's Law: The Importance of Being No.1
9.1 Introduction to Statistical Tests
9.2 Testing the Mean of ?
9.3 Testing a Proportion p
10. Inferences About Differences
Focus Problem: The Trouble with Wood Ducks
10.1 Test Involving Paired Differences (Dependent Samples)
10.2 Inferences About Differences of Two Means ?1-?2
10.3 Inferences About the Difference of Proportions p1-p2
11. Additional Topics Using Inference
Focus Problem: Stone Age Tools and Archaeology
Part I: Hypothesis Tests Using the Chi-Square Distribution
Overview of Chi-Square Distribution
11.1 Chi-Square: Tests of Independence
11.2 Chi-Square: Goodness of Fit
11.3 Testing a Single Variance or Standard Deviation
Part II: Inferences Relating to Linear Regression
11.4 Inferences for Correlation and Regression
Cumulative Review Problems: Ch.10-11