The Basic Practice of Statistics

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Palgrave Macmillan, 2010 - Mathematics - 730 pages
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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
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