Statistics Essentials For Dummies (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 22, 2010 - Mathematics - 192 pages
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Statistics Essentials For Dummies not only provides students enrolled in Statistics I with an excellent high-level overview of key concepts, but it also serves as a reference or refresher for students in upper-level statistics courses. Free of review and ramp-up material, Statistics Essentials For Dummies sticks to the point, with content focused on key course topics only. It provides discrete explanations of essential concepts taught in a typical first semester college-level statistics course, from odds and error margins to confidence intervals and conclusions. This guide is also a perfect reference for parents who need to review critical statistics concepts as they help high school students with homework assignments, as well as for adult learners headed back into the classroom who just need a refresher of the core concepts.

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Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter 1 Statistics in a Nutshell
5
Chapter 2 Descriptive Statistics
13
Chapter 3 Charts and Graphs
23
Chapter 4 The Binomial Distribution
35
Chapter 5 The Normal Distribution
45
Chapter 6 Sampling Distributions and the Central Limit Theorem
55
Chapter 7 Confidence Intervals
69
Chapter 9 The tdistribution
107
Chapter 10 Correlation and Regression
113
Chapter 11 TwoWay Tables
127
Chapter 12 A Checklist for Samples and Surveys
137
Chapter 13 A Checklist for Judging Experiments
147
Chapter 14 Ten Common Statistical Mistakes
155
Appendix Tables for Reference
163
Index
171

Chapter 8 Hypothesis Tests
87

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About the author (2010)

Deborah Rumsey, PhD, is an Auxiliary Professor and Statistics Education Specialist at The Ohio State University. She is the author of Statistics For Dummies, Statistics II For Dummies, Statistics Workbook For Dummies, and Probability For Dummies.

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