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Introductory statistics / Sheldon M. Ross.

Material type: TextPublisher: Burlington, MA : Academic Press/Elsevier, ©2010Edition: 3rd edDescription: 1 online resource (xxi, 818 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780080922102; 0080922104Genre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Introductory statistics.DDC classification: 519.5 LOC classification: QA276.R684 2010Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; About the Author; Dedication; Table of Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1. Introduction to Statistics; Chapter 2. Describing Data Sets; Chapter 3. Using Statistics to Summarize Data Sets; Chapter 4. Probability; Chapter 5. Discrete Random Variables; Chapter 6. Normal Random Variables; Chapter 7. Distributions of Sampling Statistics; Chapter 8. Estimation; Chapter 9. Testing Statistical Hypotheses; Chapter 10. Hypothesis Tests Concerning Two Populations; Chapter 11. Analysis of Variance; Chapter 12. Linear Regression.
Chapter 13. Chi-Squared Goodness-of-Fit TestsChapter 14. Nonparametric Hypotheses Tests; Chapter 15. Quality Control; Appendices; Appendix C. How to Choose a Random Sample; Appendix D. Tables; Appendix E. Programs; Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems; Index.
Summary: In this 3rd edition revised text, master expositor Sheldon Ross has produced a unique work in introductory statistics. The text's main merits are the clarity of presentation, contemporary examples and applications from diverse areas, and an explanation of intuition and ideas behind the statistical methods. Concepts are motivated, illustrated and explained in a way that attempts to increase one's intuition. To quote from the preface, "It is only when a student develops a feel or intuition for statistics that she or he is really on the path toward making sense of data." Ross achieves this goal.
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Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; About the Author; Dedication; Table of Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1. Introduction to Statistics; Chapter 2. Describing Data Sets; Chapter 3. Using Statistics to Summarize Data Sets; Chapter 4. Probability; Chapter 5. Discrete Random Variables; Chapter 6. Normal Random Variables; Chapter 7. Distributions of Sampling Statistics; Chapter 8. Estimation; Chapter 9. Testing Statistical Hypotheses; Chapter 10. Hypothesis Tests Concerning Two Populations; Chapter 11. Analysis of Variance; Chapter 12. Linear Regression.

Chapter 13. Chi-Squared Goodness-of-Fit TestsChapter 14. Nonparametric Hypotheses Tests; Chapter 15. Quality Control; Appendices; Appendix C. How to Choose a Random Sample; Appendix D. Tables; Appendix E. Programs; Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems; Index.

In this 3rd edition revised text, master expositor Sheldon Ross has produced a unique work in introductory statistics. The text's main merits are the clarity of presentation, contemporary examples and applications from diverse areas, and an explanation of intuition and ideas behind the statistical methods. Concepts are motivated, illustrated and explained in a way that attempts to increase one's intuition. To quote from the preface, "It is only when a student develops a feel or intuition for statistics that she or he is really on the path toward making sense of data." Ross achieves this goal.

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