Introductory StatisticsIn this 3rd edition revised text, master expositor Sheldon Ross has produced a unique work in introductory statistics. The text's main merits are the clarity of presentation, contemporary examples and applications from diverse areas, and an explanation of intuition and ideas behind the statistical methods. Concepts are motivated, illustrated and explained in a way that attempts to increase one's intuition. To quote from the preface, "It is only when a student develops a feel or intuition for statistics that she or he is really on the path toward making sense of data." Ross achieves this goal through a coherent mix of mathematical analysis, intuitive discussions and examples. Applications and examples refer to realworld issues, such as gun control, stock price models, health issues, driving age limits, school admission ages, use of helmets, sports, scientific fraud and many others. Ancillary list:

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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 