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Elementary Statistics: Picturing the World, CourseSmart eTextbook, 6th Edition

By Ron Larson, betsy Farber

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Feb 26, 2014

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Statistics opens a window to the modern world, and this market-leading text makes it easy to understand! Larson and Farber’s Elementary Statistics: Picturing the World, Sixth Edition, provides stepped out instruction, real-life examples and exercises, and the use of technology to offer the most accessible approach. The authors carefully develop theory through strong pedagogy, and examples show how statistics is used to picture and describe the world. In keeping with the premise that students learn best by doing, it includes more than 210 examples and more than 2300 exercises, to make the concepts of statistics a part of students’ everyday lives.

Table of Contents

PART ONE. DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS

 

1. Introduction to Statistics

1.1. An Overview of Statistics

1.2. Data Classification

            Case Study: Rating Television Shows in the

            United States

1.3. Data Collection and Experimental Design

            Activity: Random Numbers

            Uses and Abuses

Chapter Summary

Review Exercises

Chapter Quiz

Chapter Test

            Real Statistics-Real Decisions-Putting It All Together

            History of Statistics-Timeline

            Technology: Using Technology in Statistics

 

2. Descriptive Statistics

2.1. Frequency Distributions and Their Graphs

2.2. More Graphs and Displays

2.3. Measures of Central Tendency

            Activity: Mean Versus Median

2.4. Measures of Variation

            Activity: Standard Deviation

            Case Study: Business Size

2.5. Measures of Position

            Uses and Abuses

Chapter Summary

Review Exercises

Chapter Quiz

Chapter Test

            Real Statistics-Real Decisions-Putting It All Together

            Technology: Parking Tickets

            Using Technology to Determine Descriptive

            Statistics

 

Cumulative Review: Chapters 1 and 2

 

PART TWO. PROBABILITY & PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTIONS

 

3. Probability

3.1. Basic Concepts of Probability and Counting

            Activity: Simulating the Stock Market

3.2. Conditional Probability and the Multiplication Rule

3.3. The Addition Rule

            Activity: Simulating the Probability of Rolling a 3 or 4

            Case Study: United States Congress

3.4. Additional Topics in Probability and Counting

            Uses and Abuses

Chapter Summary

Review Exercises

Chapter Quiz

Chapter Test

            Real Statistics-Real Decisions-Putting It All Together

            Technology: Simulation: Composing Mozart

            Variations with Dice

 

4. Discrete Probability Distributions

4.1. Probability Distributions

4.2. Binomial Distributions

            Activity: Binomial Distribution

            Case Study: Distribution of Number of Hits in

            Baseball Games

4.3. More Discrete Probability Distributions

            Uses and Abuses

Chapter Summary

Review Exercises

Chapter Quiz

Chapter Test

            Real Statistics-Real Decisions-Putting It All Together

            Technology: Simulation: Using Poisson

            Distributions as Queuing Models

 

5. Normal Probability Distributions

5.1. Introduction to Normal Distributions and the Standard Normal Distribution

5.2. Normal Distributions: Finding Probabilities

5.3. Normal Distributions: Finding Values

            Case Study: Birth Rates in America

5.4. Sampling Distributions and the Central Limit Theorem

            Activity: Sampling Distributions

5.5. Normal Approximations to Binomial Distributions

            Uses and Abuses

Chapter Summary

Review Exercises

Chapter Quiz

Chapter Test

            Real Statistics-Real Decisions-Putting It All Together

            Technology: Simulation: Age Distribution in the

            United States

 

Cumulative Review: Chapters 3 to 5

 

PART THREE. STATISTICAL INFERENCE

 

6. Confidence Intervals

6.1. Confidence Intervals for the Mean (¿ Known)

6.2. Confidence Intervals for the Mean (¿ Unknown)

            Activity: Confidence Intervals for a Mean

            Case Study: Marathon Training

6.3. Confidence Intervals for Population Proportions

            Activity: Confidence Intervals for a Proportion

6.4. Confidence Intervals for Variance and Standard Deviation

            Uses and Abuses

Chapter Summary

Review Exercises

Chapter Quiz

Chapter Test

            Real Statistics-Real Decisions-Putting It All Together

            Technology: Simulation: Most Admired Polls

            Using Technology to Construct Confidence

            Intervals

 

7. Hypothesis Testing with One Sample

7.1. Introduction to Hypothesis Testing

7.2. Hypothesis Testing for the Mean (¿ Known)

 

7.3. Hypothesis Testing for the Mean (¿ Unknown)

            Activity: Hypothesis Test for a Mean

            Case Study: Human Body Temperature: What's

            Normal?

7.4. Hypothesis Testing for Proportions

            Activity: Hypothesis Test for a Proportion

7.5. Hypothesis Testing for Variance and Standard Deviation

A Summary of Hypothesis Testing

            Uses and Abuses

Chapter Summary

Review Exercises

Chapter Quiz

Chapter Test

            Real Statistics-Real Decisions-Putting It All Together

            Technology: The Case of the Vanishing Women

            Using Technology to Perform Hypothesis Tests

 

8. Hypothesis Testing with Two Samples

8.1. Testing the Difference Between Means (Independent Samples, ¿1 and ¿2 Known)

8.2. Testing the Difference Between Means (Independent Samples, ¿1 and ¿2 Unknown)

8.3. Testing the Difference Between Means (Dependent Samples)

8.4. Testing the Difference Between Proportions

A Summary of Hypothesis Testing

            Uses and Abuses

Chapter Summary

Review Exercises

Chapter Quiz

Chapter Test

            Real Statistics-Real Decisions-Putting It All Together

            Technology: Tails over Heads

            Using Technology to Perform Two-Sample

            Hypothesis Tests

 

Cumulative Review: Chapters 6 to 8

 

 

PART FOUR. MORE STATISTICAL INFERENCE

 

9. Correlation and Regression

9.1 Correlation

            Activity: Correlation by Eye

9.2. Linear Regression

            Activity: Regression by Eye

            Case Study: Correlation by Body Measurements

9.3. Measures of Regression and Prediction Intervals

9.4. Multiple Regression

A Summary of Hypothesis Testing

            Uses and Abuses

Chapter Summary

Review Exercises

Chapter Quiz

Chapter Test

            Real Statistics-Real Decisions-Putting It All Together

            Technology: Nutrients in Breakfast Cereals

 

10. Chi-Square Tests and the F-Distribution

10.1. Goodness-of-Fit Test

10.2. Independence

            Case Study: Food Safety Survey

10.3. Comparing Two Variances

10.4. Analysis of Variance

            Uses and Abuses

Chapter Summary

Review Exercises

Chapter Quiz

Chapter Test

            Real Statistics-Real Decisions-Putting It All Together

            Technology: Teacher Salaries

 

Cumulative Review: Chapters 9 and 10

 

11. Nonparametric Tests (Online and CD Only)

11.1. The Sign Test

11.2. The Wilcoxon Tests

            Case Study: College Ranks

11.3. The Kruskal-Wallis Test

11.4. Rank Correlation

11.5. The Runs Test

            Uses and Abuses

Chapter Summary

Review Exercises

Chapter Quiz

Chapter Test

            Real Statistics-Real Decisions-Putting It All Together

            Technology: U.S. Income and Economic

            Research

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