A First Course in Statistics
This introduction to statistics helps readers develop and enhance their critical thinking skills. It shows readers how to analyze data that appear in situations in the world around them and features an abundance of examples and exercisesnearly all based on current, real-world applications pulled from journals, magazines, news articles, and commerce. In addition, this book exposes readers to the most recent statistical software packages that will prove helpful on the job. Presenting balanced coverage of both the theory and application of statistics, the book discusses methods for describing data sets; probability; random variables and probability distributions; inferences based on a single sample utilizing tests of hypothesis and confidence intervals; comparing population proportions and means; simple linear regression, and much more. For business, engineering, and science professionals.
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