Statistical Methods: An Introductory Text

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New Age International, Jan 1, 1992 - Mathematical statistics - 438 pages
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The Preface Elucidates That The Text Is Designed For Degree Courses In India. However, I Imagine That It Could Play A Useful Role For Those In Britain. It Is Mainly Intended As An Introductory Text For Those Studying Social Sciences And Economics. Individuals From Other Disciplines Would, No Doubt, Still Find It Useful As A General Reference.The Chapters Are Well Written And Easy To Follow. An Appealing Feature Of The Book Is That Much Emphasis Is Placed On The Understanding And Application Of Statistical Methods. There Is Avoidance Of Excessive Presentation Of Formulae. For These Reasons Alone I Think That Students Will Find The Text Attractive. Each Chapter Finishes With A Series Of Well-Formulated Questions, Which Test The Readers' Understanding.The Two Chapters On Statistical Inference And Tests Of Significance Are Excellent.It Is A Comprehensive And Interesting Text, One That I Think Most Students Would Find Useful. Indeed, It Is An Useful Addition To My Library, Having Already Referred To It Often. The Statistician, London, Vol. 45, No. 3 (1996).
  

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Contents

Preface
1
COLLECTION OF DATA
8
MEASURES OF LOCATION AND DISPERSION
53
INDEX NUMBERS
94
Probability and Mathematical Statistics
125
RANDOM VARIABLE AND PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTION
151
categories 7 79
179
CORRELATION AND REGRESSION
226
FURTHER TESTS OF SIGNIFICANCE
281
Applied Statistics
301
DEMOGRAPHY
342
SAMPLE SURVEYS
370
APPENDICES
407
B Computer Programs
423
INDEX
435
Copyright

STATISTICAL INFERENCE
259

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