Statistics For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 12, 2011 - Mathematics - 384 pages
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Statistics For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9780470911082) is now being published as Statistics For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781119293521). While this version features an older Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the new release and should not be considered a different product.

The fun and easy way to get down to business with statistics

Stymied by statistics? No fear ? this friendly guide offers clear, practical explanations of statistical ideas, techniques, formulas, and calculations, with lots of examples that show you how these concepts apply to your everyday life.

Statistics For Dummies shows you how to interpret and critique graphs and charts, determine the odds with probability, guesstimate with confidence using confidence intervals, set up and carry out a hypothesis test, compute statistical formulas, and more.

  • Tracks to a typical first semester statistics course
  • Updated examples resonate with today's students
  • Explanations mirror teaching methods and classroom protocol

Packed with practical advice and real-world problems, Statistics For Dummies gives you everything you need to analyze and interpret data for improved classroom or on-the-job performance.


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Vital Statistics about Statistics
Creating Effective Summaries
Drawing Credible Conclusions
Venturing intoviruses Comprehending crashes
Using Statistics atWork Delivering babiesand information
Tools of the Trade
Sample random or otherwise
Using the tTable
Sampling Distributions andtheCentral Limit Theorem
Looking attheShape ofaSampling Distribution
Finding Probabilities forthe SampleMean The Sampling Distributionof the Sample Proportion
Measuring sample variability Calculating margin oferror for a sample
Being confidentyoure
Linking a Statistic
Interpreting Resultswith Confidence Zooming In on Width

Standard deviation
Means Mediansand More
Splitting yourdata downthemedian
Examining the EmpiricalRule 689599
Gatheringa fivenumber summary
Going by theNumbers GraphingNumerical Data
Examining Boxplots
Making a boxplot Interpreting aboxplot Tackling Time Charts Interpreting timecharts
Random Variables and the Binomial Distribution
Identifying a Binomial
Probability ofsuccess pchanges Finding Binomial Probabilities Usinga Formula
Checking outZStandardizing from X to
Finding Probabilities foraNormal Distribution Finding X When You Know the Percent
Claims Tests and Conclusions
Understanding standard scores
Setting boundaries for rejecting
Testing One Population Proportion
Testing for an AverageDifference The PairedtTest
Polls Polls and More Polls
Experiments Medical Breakthroughs
Making a scatterplot
Creating a forthe Difference

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About the author (2011)

Deborah J. Rumsey, PhD, is a professor of statistics and the director of the Mathematics and Statistics Learning Center at The Ohio State University. She is the author of Statistics Workbook For Dummies, Statistics II For Dummies, and Probability For Dummies.

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