Statistics For DummiesThe 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 realworld problems, "Statistics For Dummies" gives you everything you need to analyze and interpret data for improved classroom or onthejob performance. 
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User Review  Jeffrey Sylvester  Goodreads“Statistics for Dummies” by Deborah J. Rumsey (Professor of Stats, Ohio State) provides a nice overview of the most basic and common statistical formulas and their real world applications. This ... Read full review
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Contents
StatisticsinaNutshell  
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  
Proportion  
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  
Means  