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Statistics For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-01206-2
384 pages
April 2011
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Part I: 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 II: 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 III: 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 IV: Guesstimating and Hypothesizing with Confidence.

Chapter 12: Leaving Room for a Margin of Error.

Chapter 13: Confi dence Intervals: Making Your Best Guesstimate.

Chapter 14: Claims, Tests, and Conclusions.

Chapter 15: Commonly Used Hypothesis Tests: Formulas and Examples.

Part V: 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 VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 20: Ten Tips for the Statistically Savvy Sleuth.

Chapter 21: Ten Surefi re Exam Score Boosters.

Appendix: Tables for Reference.


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