Edition 
2nd ed. / David Freedman [and others]. 
Description 
1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 26 cm 
Note 
Revised edition of: Statistics / David Freedman, Robert Pisani, Roger Purves. 1st ed. c1978. 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references and index. 
Contents 
pt. I. Design of experiments. Controlled experiments  Observational studies  pt. II. Descriptive statistics. The histogram  The average and the standard deviation  The normal approximation for data  Measurement error  Plotting points and lines  pt. III. Correlation and regression. Correlation  More about correlation  Regression  The R.M.S. error for regression  The regression line  pt. IV. Probability. What are the chances?  More about chance  The binomial coefficients  pt. V. Chance variability. The law of averages  The expected value and standard error  The normal approximation for probability histograms  pt. VI. Sampling. Sample surveys  Chance errors in sampling  The accuracy for percentages  Measuring employment and unemployment  The accuracy of averages  pt. VII. Chance models. A model for measurement error  Chance models in genetics  pt. VIII. Tests of significance. Tests of significance  More tests for averages  The [chi]²test  A closer look at tests of significance. 
Summary 
Statistics teaches students how to think about statistical issues. It is written in clear, everyday language, without the equations that baffle nonmathematical readers. The techniques are all introduced through examples, showing how statistics has helped solve major problems in economics, education, genetics, medicine, physics, political science, psychology, and other fields. This text refers to the Hardcover edition. 
Subject 
Mathematical statistics.


Mathematical statistics. (OCoLC)fst01012127


Statistiek.


Statistique mathématique.


Méthodes statistiques.

Added Author 
Freedman, David, 19382008.


Freedman, David, 19382008.
Statistics.

ISBN 
0393960439 

9780393960433 

0393960455 (paperback) 

9780393960457 (paperback) 
