# Statistics Essentials For Dummies

John Wiley & Sons, Apr 22, 2010 - Mathematics - 192 pages
Statistics Essentials For Dummies not only provides students enrolled in Statistics I with an excellent high-level overview of key concepts, but it also serves as a reference or refresher for students in upper-level statistics courses. Free of review and ramp-up material, Statistics Essentials For Dummies sticks to the point, with content focused on key course topics only. It provides discrete explanations of essential concepts taught in a typical first semester college-level statistics course, from odds and error margins to confidence intervals and conclusions. This guide is also a perfect reference for parents who need to review critical statistics concepts as they help high school students with homework assignments, as well as for adult learners headed back into the classroom who just need a refresher of the core concepts.

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### Contents

 Introduction 1 Statistics in a Nutshell 5 Descriptive Statistics 13 Charts and Graphs 23 The Binomial Distribution 35 The Normal Distribution 45 Sampling Distributions and the Central Limit Theorem 55 Confidence Intervals 69
 The tdistribution 107 Correlation and Regression 113 TwoWay Tables 127 A Checklist for Samples and Surveys 137 A Checklist for Judging Experiments 147 Ten Common Statistical Mistakes 155 Tables for Reference 163 Index 171

 Hypothesis Tests 87