# The Basic Practice of Statistics

Palgrave Macmillan, 2010 - Mathematics - 730 pages
The Basic Practice of Statistics has become a bestselling textbook by focusing on how statistics are gathered, analyzed, and applied to real problems and situations—and by confronting student anxieties about the course's relevance and difficulties head on.

With David Moore's pioneering "data analysis" approach (emphasizing statistical thinking over computation), engaging narrative and case studies, current problems and exercises, and an accessible level of mathematics, there is no more effective textbook for showing students what working statisticians do and what accurate interpretations of data can reveal about the world we live in.

In the new edition, you will once again see how everything fits together. As always, Moore's text offers balanced content, beginning with data analysis, then covering probability and inference in the context of statistics as a whole. It provides a wealth of opportunities for students to work with data from a wide range of disciplines and real-world settings, emphasizing the big ideas of statistics in the context of learning specific skills used by professional statisticians. Thoroughly updated throughout, the new edition offers new content, features, cases, data sources, and exercises, plus new media support for instructors and students—including the latest version of the widely-adopted StatsPortal.

The full picture of the contemporary practice of statistics has never been so captivatingly presented to an uninitiated audience.

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### Contents

 Exploring Data 1 CHAPTER 25 Describing Distributions 39 CHAPTER 3 58 The Normal Distributions 67 RELATIONSHIPS 95 CHAPTER 5 125 Regression 125 148
 TwoSample Problems 471 CATEGORICAL RESPONSE VARIABLE 501 Comparing Two Proportions 523 Inference about Relationships 558 iv 559 CHAPTER 19 591 Inference for Regression 595 Accurate confidence intervals 641

 TwoWay Tables 161 Part I Review 177 PART 192 From Exploration to Inference 198 Experiments 223 DATA ETHICS 249 PROBABILITY AND SAMPLING DISTRIBUTIONS 261 Sampling Distributions 291 General Rules of Probability 315 Binomial Distributions 339 Introduction to Inference 359 CHAPTER 15 393 Review 421 Inference about Variables 440
 PART 644 Significance tests for comparing proportions 530 648 Nonparametric Tests 251 459 Optional Companion Chapters 462 CHAPTER 26 484 Statistical Process Control 261 497 Statistical Process Control 261 498 CHAPTER 27 545 CHAPTER 28 597 Multiple Regression 271 602 More About Analysis of Variance 621 More about Analysis of Variance 281 656 PART 692 Copyright