Introductory Statistics

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Academic Press, Jan 19, 2010 - Mathematics - 848 pages
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Introductory Statistics, Third Edition, presents statistical concepts and techniques in a manner that will teach students not only how and when to utilize the statistical procedures developed, but also to understand why these procedures should be used. This book offers a unique historical perspective, profiling prominent statisticians and historical events in order to motivate learning.

To help guide students towards independent learning, exercises and examples using real issues and real data (e.g., stock price models, health issues, gender issues, sports, scientific fraud) are provided. The chapters end with detailed reviews of important concepts and formulas, key terms, and definitions that are useful study tools. Data sets from text and exercise material are available for download in the text website.

This text is designed for introductory non-calculus based statistics courses that are offered by mathematics and/or statistics departments to undergraduate students taking a semester course in basic Statistics or a year course in Probability and Statistics.

  • Unique historical perspective profiling prominent statisticians and historical events to motivate learning by providing interest and context
  • Use of exercises and examples helps guide the student towards indpendent learning using real issues and real data, e.g. stock price models, health issues, gender issues, sports, scientific fraud.
  • Summary/Key Terms- chapters end with detailed reviews of important concepts and formulas, key terms and definitions which are useful to students as study tools
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Statistics
1
Chapter 2 Describing Data Sets
17
Chapter 3 Using Statistics to Summarize Data Sets
71
Chapter 4 Probability
145
Chapter 5 Discrete Random Variables
209
Chapter 6 Normal Random Variables
261
Chapter 7 Distributions of Sampling Statistics
297
Chapter 8 Estimation
331
Chapter 12 Linear Regression
537
Chapter 13 ChiSquared GoodnessofFit Tests
605
Chapter 14 Nonparametric Hypotheses Tests
647
Chapter 15 Quality Control
699
Appendices
727
Appendix C How to Choose a Random Sample
735
Appendix D Tables
739
Appendix E Programs
755

Chapter 9 Testing Statistical Hypotheses
387
Chapter 10 Hypothesis Tests Concerning Two Populations
443
Chapter 11 Analysis of Variance
503
Answers to OddNumbered Problems
757
Index
807
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Sheldon M. Ross is a professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at the University of Southern California. He received his Ph.D. in statistics at Stanford University in 1968. He has published many technical articles and textbooks in the areas of statistics and applied probability. Among his texts are A First Course in Probability, Introduction to Probability Models, Stochastic Processes, and Introductory Statistics. Professor Ross is the founding and continuing editor of the journal Probability in the Engineering and Informational Sciences. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and a recipient of the Humboldt US Senior Scientist Award.

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