Workshop Statistics: Discovery with Data and Fathom

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Key College, Jun 1, 2001 - Mathematics - 654 pages
This book focuses on probability and the Bayesian viewpoint. It presents basic material on probability and then introduces inference by means of Bayes'rule. The emphasis is on statistical thinking and how one learns from data. The objective is to present the basic tenets of statistical inference. Unique in its format, the text allows students to discover statistical concepts, explore statistical principles, and apply statistical techniques. In addition to the numerous activities and exercises around which the text is built, the book includes a basic text exposition for each topic, and data appendices.

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Contents

Data and Variables
3
Data Variables and Fathom
19
Displaying and Describing Distributions
43
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Allan Rossman has been an Associate Professor in the Department of Statistics at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo since 2001. Prior to moving to the West Coast, Dr. Rossman taught at Dickinson College from 1989 to 2001 and received his undergraduate and graduate degrees respectively at Geneva College and Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Rossman is the originator of the WORKSHOP STATISTICS series of course books that lead students to explore and discover fundamental concepts and methods of statistics. He directed one of the MAA's NSF-funded STATS projects that conducted workshops for mathematicians who teach statistics. Dr. Rossman has chaired the ASA/MAA Joint Committee on Undergraduate Statistics and the ASA's Section on Statistical Education. He was co-editor of STATS magazine and serves on the International Program Committee for the International Conference on Teaching Statistics. Elected as a Fellow of ASA in 2001, Dr. Rossman has given presentations and conducted workshops on the teaching of statistics around the world.

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