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U Can: Statistics For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-119-08485-3
Paperback
528 pages
August 2015
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Introduction 1

Part I Getting Started with Statistics 5

chapter 1: The Statistics of Everyday Life 7

chapter 2: Taking Control: So Many Numbers, So Little Time 15

chapter 3: Tools of the Trade 25

Part II Number ]Crunching Basics 47

chapter 4: Crunching Categorical Data 49

chapter 5: Means, Medians, and More 61

chapter 6: Getting the Picture: Graphing Categorical Data 93

chapter 7: Going by the Numbers: Graphing Numerical Data 117

Part III Distributions and the Central Limit Theorem 159

chapter 8: Coming to Terms with Probability 161

chapter 9: Random Variables and the Binomial Distribution 187

chapter 10: The Normal Distribution 205

chapter 11: The t ]Distribution 233

chapter 12: Sampling Distributions and the Central Limit Theorem 243

Part IV Guesstimating and Hypothesizing with Confidence 263

chapter 13: Leaving Room for a Margin of Error 265

chapter 14: Confidence Intervals: Making Your Best Guesstimate 281

chapter 15: Claims, Tests, and Conclusions 313

chapter 16: Commonly Used Hypothesis Tests: Formulas and Examples 331

Part V Statistical Studies and the Hunt for a Meaningful Relationship 355

chapter 17: Polls, Polls, and More Polls 357

chapter 18: Experiments: Medical Breakthroughs or Misleading Results? 377

chapter 19: Looking for Links: Correlation and Regression 397

chapter 20: Two ]Way Tables and Independence 425

Part VI The Part of Tens 457

chapter 21: Ten Tips for the Statistically Savvy Sleuth 459

chapter 22: Ten Surefire Exam Score Boosters 469

Appendix 481

Index 491

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