## Statistical Reasoning and MethodsThis is a clear and concise introduction to the key ideas of statistical reasoning. It provides intuitive explanations of the statistical reasoning behind the methods of data collection and making inferences. |

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### Contents

ABOUT STATISTICS | 1 |

Why Study Statistics? | 2 |

Statistics in Our Lives | 3 |

Copyright | |

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alternative hypothesis approximately assigned ball Bernoulli trials binomial distribution called Chapter class intervals collected confidence interval Construct a 95 curve data set determine dot diagram elementary outcomes error margin event Example experiment females Figure Find the probability Find the sample given independent inferences Lake Apopka level of significance linear lurking variable male mean and standard measurements median MINITAB normal distribution normal-scores plot null hypothesis numerical value obtained occur P-value P(AB parameter percentile persons point estimate population distribution population mean population proportion probability distribution quartile random sample random variable recorded Refer to Exercise regression reject H0 rejection region relative frequency response sample mean sample space sampling distribution scatter diagram scores selected at random SOLUTION AND DISCUSSION specified standard error standard normal summary Suppose Table Test H0 test statistic tosses Total treatment Type units variance variation Venn diagram versus H weight Z-test