Introductory StatisticsIntroductory 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 noncalculus 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.

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Contents
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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 