A dictionary of statistics

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Oxford University Press, Aug 30, 2008 - Business & Economics - 453 pages
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This wide-ranging, 100% jargon-free dictionary contains over 2,000 entries on all aspects of statistics, including terms used in computing, mathematics, and probability, as well as biographical information on over 200 key figures in the field, and coverage of statistical journals and societies. Embracing the whole multi-disciplinary spectrum of this complex subject, this superb reference presents information in a clear and practical manner and will prove invaluable for students and professionals from a wide range of disciplines, including economics, politics, market research, medicine, psychology, pharmaceuticals, and mathematics. This revised edition displays recommended web links for many entries, accessible via the Dictionary of Statistics website, which will be regularly updated to ensure the links are fully current, as well as provide helpful additional information. The entries are generously illustrated with useful figures and diagrams, and include worked examples where applicable. Appendices include a historical calendar of important statistical events, lists of statistical and mathematical notation, and statistical tables. Fully updated and revised, The Dictionary of Statistics is an indispensable work of reference for students and professionals in fields related to statistics, and a clear introduction to the subject for the general reader.
Graham Upton is Professor of Applied Statistics in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Essex. His more than 100 publications include seven books, four co-authored with Ian Cook and published by OUP: Understanding Statistics (1996), Introducing Statistics (1998), and Statistics S1 and S2 (2004, 2005). Ian Cook and Chief Examiner in Mathematics at Essex University.

Preface


Abbreviations in biographies


Dictionary


Appendices


Statistical Notation


Mathematical Notation


Greek Letters


Cumulative Probabilities for the Binomial Distribution


Cumulative Probabilities for the Poisson Distribution


Upper-Tail Percentage Points for the Standard Normal Distribution


The Standard Normal Distribution Function


Percentage Points for the t-Distribution


Percentage Points for the F-Distribution


Percentage Points for the Chi-Squared Distribution


Critical Values for Spearman's Rank Correlation Coefficient


Critical Values for Kendall


Critical Values for the Product-Moment Correlation Coefficient, r


Pseudo-Random Numbers


Selected Landmarks in the Development of Statistics


Honours and Awards


Further Reference


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Contents

Appendices
113
Percentage Points for the fDistribution
434
Critical Values for Kendalls t
442
Honours and Awards
448
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Graham Upton is Professor of Applied Statistics in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Essex. His more than 100 publications include seven books, four co-authored with Ian Cook and published by OUP: Understanding Statistics (1996), Introducing Statistics (1998), and Statistics S1 and S2 (2004, 2005). Ian Cook and Chief Examiner in Mathematics at Essex University.

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