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Statistics For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-119-29352-1
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408 pages
June 2016
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Introduction 1

Part 1: Vital Statistics about Statistics 7

CHAPTER 1: Statistics in a Nutshell 9

CHAPTER 2: The Statistics of Everyday Life 23

CHAPTER 3: Taking Control: So Many Numbers, So Little Time 35

CHAPTER 4: Tools of the Trade 47

Part 2: Number-Crunching Basics 69

CHAPTER 5: Means, Medians, and More 71

CHAPTER 6: Getting the Picture: Graphing Categorical Data 95

CHAPTER 7: Going by the Numbers: Graphing Numerical Data 107

Part 3: Distributions and the Central Limit Theorem 133

CHAPTER 8: Random Variables and the Binomial Distribution 135

CHAPTER 9: The Normal Distribution 149

CHAPTER 10: The t-Distribution 165

CHAPTER 11: Sampling Distributions and the Central Limit Theorem 171

Part 4: Guesstimating and Hypothesizing with Confidence 187

CHAPTER 12: Leaving Room for a Margin of Error 189

CHAPTER 13: Confidence Intervals: Making Your Best Guesstimate 201

CHAPTER 14: Claims, Tests, and Conclusions 223

CHAPTER 15: Commonly Used Hypothesis Tests: Formulas and Examples 237

Part 5: Statistical Studies and the Hunt for a Meaningful Relationship 255

CHAPTER 16: Polls, Polls, and More Polls 257

CHAPTER 17: Experiments: Medical Breakthroughs or Misleading Results? 275

CHAPTER 18: Looking for Links: Correlation and Regression 293

CHAPTER 19: Two-Way Tables and Independence 311

Part 6: The Part of Tens 333

CHAPTER 20: Ten Tips for the Statistically Savvy Sleuth 335

CHAPTER 21: Ten Surefire Exam Score Boosters 349

Appendix: Tables for Reference 365

Index 375

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