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Statistics: Concepts and Controversies

David S. Moore and William I. Notz
Publisher: 
W. H. Freeman
Publication Date: 
2005
Number of Pages: 
480
Format: 
Paperback
Edition: 
6
Price: 
73.95
ISBN: 
978-0716786368
Category: 
Textbook
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To the Teacher: Statistics as a Liberal Discipline
Prelude: Making Sense of Data
       
I. Producing Data
1. Where Do Data Come From?
2. Samples, Good and Bad
3. What Do Samples Tell Us?
4. Sample Surveys in the Real World
5. Experiments, Good and Bad
6. Experiments in the Real World
7. Data Ethics
8. Measuring
9. Do the Numbers Make Sense?
Review I: Producing Data
       
 II. Organizing Data
10. Graphs Good and Bad
11. Displaying Distributions with Graphs
12. Describing Distributions with Numbers
13. Normal Distributions
14. Describing Relationships: Scatterplots and Correlation
15. Describing Relationships: Regression, Prediction, and Causation
16. The Consumer Price Index and Government Statistics
Review II: Organizing Data
       
III. Chance
17. Thinking about Chance
18. Probability Models
19. Simulation
20. The House Edge: Expected Values
Review III: Chance
       
IV. Inference
21. What is a Confidence Interval?  
22. What is a Test of Significance?  
23. Use and Abuse of Statistical Inference  
24. Two-Way Tables and the Chi-square Test  
25. Inference About a Population Means  
Part IV Review  

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