A Guide to Statistical Thinking Third Edition SCC Fifth Edition

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Macmillan, Jan 15, 2005 - Business & Economics - 360 pages
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Contents

Foreword
1
Lecture Notes Chapter 1 Where Do Data Come From?
3
Samples Good and Bad
11
What Do Samples Tell Us?
14
Sample Surveys in the Real World
17
Experiments Good and Bad
25
Experiments in the Real World
30
Data Ethics
34
Thinking About Chance
81
Probability Models
85
Simulation
88
Expected Values
90
What is a Confidence Interval?
93
What is a Test of Significance?
102
Use and Abuse of Statistical Inference
110
TwoWay Tables and the ChiSquare Test
118

Measuring
36
Do the Numbers Make Sense?
38
Graphs Good and Bad
43
Displaying Distributions with Graphs
47
Displaying Distributions with Numbers
52
Normal Distributions
60
Scatterplots and Correlation
67
Regression Prediction and Causation
72
The Consumer Price Index and Government Statistics
78
Inference about a Population Mean
127
Lab Activities 141160
141
Lab Reflections 161180
161
Random Number Table
181
People Activity Data Sheet
183
Pick a Card Activity
185
Standard Normal Table Symbols
187
Help Sheet
188
Notes blank
189

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