id: 05986392
dt: j
an: 2012a.00649
au: Smith, Brian
ti: Statistics without tears: complex statistics with simple arithmetic.
so: MathAMATYC Educ. 2, No. 2, 56-60 (2011).
py: 2011
pu: American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC), Memphis,
TN
la: EN
cc: K44 K45
ut: statistics; arithmetic; introductory courses; time series; computation;
industry; mathematical applications
ci:
li: http://www.amatyc.org/publications/mathamatyceducator/vol2Issue2/index.html#brian
ab: Summary: One of the often overlooked aspects of modern statistics is the
analysis of time series data. Modern introductory statistics courses
tend to rush to probabilistic applications involving risk and
confidence. Rarely does the first level course linger on such useful
and fascinating topics as time series decomposition, with its practical
applications of forecasting and seasonal adjustment of data. The
statistical techniques involved in presenting these topics require only
basic arithmetic skills and yet comprise one of the most useful
applications of statistics by industry and government.
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