# Statistics For Dummies, 2 edition

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- eBook:Statistics For Dummies, 2 edition
- Author:Deborah J. Rumsey
- Edition:2 edition
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- Data:June 7, 2016
- ISBN:1119293529
- ISBN-13:9781119293521
- Language:English
- Pages:416 pages
- Format:PDF

**Book Description**

**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

*Statistics For Dummies*gives you everything you need to analyze and interpret data for improved classroom or on-the-job performance.

**Content**

CHAPTER 1: Statistics in a Nutshell

CHAPTER 2: The Statistics of Everyday Life

CHAPTER 3: Taking Control: So Many Numbers, So Little Time

CHAPTER 4: Tools of the Trade

Part 2: Number-Crunching Basics

CHAPTER 5: Means, Medians, and More

CHAPTER 6: Getting the Picture: Graphing Categorical Data

CHAPTER 7: Going by the Numbers: Graphing Numerical Data

Part 3: Distributions and the Central Limit Theorem

CHAPTER 8: Random Variables and the Binomial Distribution

CHAPTER 9: The Normal Distribution

CHAPTER 10: The t-Distribution

CHAPTER 11: Sampling Distributions and the Central Limit Theorem

Part 4: Guesstimating and Hypothesizing with Confidence

CHAPTER 12: Leaving Room for a Margin of Error

CHAPTER 13: Confidence Intervals: Making Your Best Guesstimate

CHAPTER 14: Claims, Tests, and Conclusions

CHAPTER 15: Commonly Used Hypothesis Tests: Formulas and Examples

Part 5: Statistical Studies and the Hunt for a Meaningful Relationship

CHAPTER 16: Polls, Polls, and More Polls

CHAPTER 17: Experiments: Medical Breakthroughs or Misleading Results?

CHAPTER 18: Looking for Links: Correlation and Regression

CHAPTER 19: Two-Way Tables and Independence

Part 6: The Part of Tens

CHAPTER 20: Ten Tips for the Statistically Savvy Sleuth

CHAPTER 21: Ten Surefire Exam Score Boosters

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