id: 02351532
dt: b
an: 2003d.03468
au: Watkins, Ann E.; Scheaffer, Richard L.; Cobb, George W.
ti: Statistics in action. Understanding a world of data.
so: Key Curriculum Press, Berkeley, CA (ISBN 1-55953-313-7). 760 p. (2004).
py: 2004
pu: Key Curriculum Press, Berkeley, CA
la: EN
cc: K10 U20
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ab: The book is designed for an introductory statistics course - either an
introductory college course or its high school equivalent, Advanced
Placement Statistics - and includes all of the standard topics for that
course. Beginning in Chapter 1 with a court case about age
discrimination, students will be immersed in real problems that can be
solved only with statistical methods. They will learn to: explore,
summarize, and display data; design surveys and experiments; use
probability to understand random behavior; make inferences about
populations by looking at samples from those populations; make
inferences about the effect of treatments from designed experiments.
Contents: A case study of statistics in action; Exploring
distributions; Relationships between two quantitative variables; Sample
surveys and experiments; Sampling distributions; Probability models;
Probability distributions; Inference for proportions, Inference for
means; Chi-square tests; Inference for regression; Statistics in action
- case studies.
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