# Introductory Statistics

Academic Press, Jan 19, 2010 - Mathematics - 848 pages

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