Statistics For Dummies, 2 edition

Statistics For Dummies, 2 edition

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ISBN: 1119293529Format: PDFEdition: 2 editionDate: June 7, 2016Pages: 416 pagesLanguage: English

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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.


Part 1: Vital Statistics about Statistics
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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