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Practical Nonparametric Statistics, 3rd Edition

Practical Nonparametric Statistics, 3rd Edition

W. J. Conover

ISBN: 978-0-471-16068-7

Dec 1998

592 pages

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Now in its Third Edition, this classic text and reference book, written by a well-known Wiley author, is intended mainly for one-semester advanced undergraduate and undergrad/graduate introductory courses in nonparametric (or distribution free) statistics. The book will also appeal to applied research workers as a quick reference to the most useful nonparametric methods.

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Probability Theory.

Statistical Inference.

Some Tests Based on the Binomial Distribution.

Contingency Tables.

Some Methods Based on Ranks.

Statistics of the Kolmogorov-Smirnov Type.


Appendix Tables.

Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises.

  • Additional nonparametric procedures such as the Fisher Exact Test for two-by-two contingency tables, the Mantel-Haenszel Test for combining several contingency tables, the Kaplan-Meier estimates of the survival curve, the Jonckheere-Terpstra Test and the Page Test for ordered alternatives.
  • Discussion of new bootstrap procedure for estimation.
  • Over 125 new student exercises and problems.
  • References in each section to popular statistical software packages when performing certain nonparametric procedures and routines.
  • Hundreds of student exercises and problems covering a wide range of difficulty at the end of each section and chapter.
  • All Nonparametric procedures are summarized in each chapter for an easy to use, one-stop reference for students.
  • Over 800 references, many updated for the third edition, at the end of every section in Chapters 3-6 makes it easy for students to learn more about any procedure.
  • Clear writing, a practical approach, good examples, and concise exposition continue to make this edition a Wiley Classic.