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Title Statistics.

Publication Info. New York : Norton, [1991]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  519.5 S797S    Check Shelf
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]²-test -- 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 non-mathematical 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
Statistique mathématique.
Méthodes statistiques.
Added Author Freedman, David, 1938-2008.
Freedman, David, 1938-2008. Statistics.
ISBN 0393960439
0393960455 (paperback)
9780393960457 (paperback)
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