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A Primer in Data Reduction: An Introductory Statistics Textbook

ISBN: 978-0-471-10135-2
324 pages
April 2007
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A concise, easy to understand introduction that emphasizes the relevance of statistics to real world problems. Describes traditional statistical methods, their uses and limitations, and explains how to reduce numerical data to statistical summaries, how to interpret the results, and how to present the data clearly. Minimizes mathematics without oversimplification and illustrates theories with practical, varied examples. Statistical tables and answers to the exercises are included.
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Table of Contents

STATISTICAL VARIATION.

Averages.

Scatter.

Structured Tables.

FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTIONS.

Observed Distributions.

Theoretical Distributions.

Probability Models.

SAMPLING.

Taking a Sample.

How Sample Means Vary.

Estimation.

Tests of Significance.

RELATIONSHIPS.

Correlation.

Regression.

Many Sets of Data.

Many Variables.

COMMUNICATING DATA.

Numbers.

Tables.

Graphs.

Words.

EMPIRICAL GENERALIZATIONS.

Description.

I Explanation.

Observation and Explanation.

Appendixes.

Index.
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