## Statistics For Dummies
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.
- 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, |

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### Contents

Vital Statistics about Statistics | |

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 | |