Table of Contents
To the Student: How to Succeed in Your Statistics Course
1. Speaking of Statistics
1.1 What Is/Are Statistics?
1.3 Types of Statistical Studies
1.4 Should You Believe a Statistical Study?
Focus on Psychology: Are You Driving "Drunk" on Your Cell Phone?
Focus on Public Health: Is Your Lifestyle Healthy?
2. Measurement in Statistics
2.1 Data Types and Levels of Measurement
2.2 Dealing with Errors
2.3 Uses of Percentages in Statistics
2.4 Index Numbers
Using Technology: Inflation Calculator
Focus on Politics: Who Benefited Most from Lower Tax Rates?
Focus on Economics: Can a Redefined CPI Help Solve the Budget Crisis?
3. Visual Displays of Data
3.1 Frequency Tables
Using Technology: Frequency Tables
3.2 Picturing Distributions of Data
Using Technology: Bar Graphs
Using Technology: Pie Charts
Using Technology: Line Charts and Histograms
3.3 Graphics in the Media
Using Technology: Graphs with Multiple Data Sets
3.4 A Few Cautions About Graphics
Focus on History: Can War Be Described with a Graph?
Focus on Environment: Are We Changing Earth's Atmosphere?
4. Describing Data
4.1 What Is Average?
Using Technology: Mean, Median, and Mode
4.2 Shapes of Distributions
4.3 Measures of Variation
Using Technology: Boxplots
Using Technology: Standard Deviation
4.4 Statistical Paradoxes
Focus on the Stock Market: What's Average About the Dow?
Focus on Economics: Are the Rich Getting Richer?
5. A Normal World
5.1 What Is Normal?
5.2 Properties of the Normal Distribution
Using Technology: Standard Scores in Excel
Using Technology: Standard Scores and Percentiles
5.3 The Central Limit Theorem
Focus on Education: What Can We Learn from SAT Trends?
Focus on Psychology: Are We Smarter than Our Parents?
6. Probability in Statistics
6.1 The Role of Probability in Statistics: Statistical Significance
6.2 Basics of Probability
6.3 The Law of Large Numbers
6.4 Ideas of Risk and Life Expectancy
6.5 Combining Probabilities (Supplementary Section)
Focus on Social Science: Do Lotteries Harm the Poor?
Focus on Law: Is DNA Fingerprinting Reliable?
7. Correlation and Causality
7.1 Seeking Correlation
Using Technology: Scatterplots and Correlation Coefficients
7.2 Interpreting Correlations
7.3 Best-Fit Lines and Prediction
7.4 The Search for Causality
Focus on Education: What Helps Children Learn to Read?
Focus on Environment: What Is Causing Global Warming?
8. From Samples to Populations
8.1 Sampling Distributions
8.2 Estimating Population Means
Using Technology: Confidence Interval Estimate of a Population Mean
8.3 Estimating Population Proportions
Using Technology: Confidence Interval Estimate of a Population
Focus on History: Where Did Statistics Begin?
Focus on Literature: How Many Words Did Shakespeare Know?
9. Hypothesis Testing
9.1 Fundamentals of Hypothesis Testing
9.2 Hypothesis Tests for Population Means
Using Technology: Hypothesis Test for a Population Mean
9.3 Hypothesis Tests for Population Proportions
Using Technology: Hypothesis Test for a Population Proportion
Focus on Health and Education: Will Your Education Help You Live Longer?
Focus on Agriculture: Are Genetically Modified Foods Safe?
10. t Tests, Two-Way Tables, and ANOVA
10.1 t Distribution for Inferences about a Mean
Using Technology: The t Distribution
10.2 Hypothesis Testing with Two-Way Tables
Using Technology: Hypothesis Testing with Two-Way Tables
10.3 Analysis of Variance (One-Way Anova)
Using Technology: Analysis of Variance
Focus on Criminology: Can You Tell a Fraud When You See One?
Focus on Education: What Can a Fourth-Grader Do with Statistics?
Epilogue: A Perspective on Statistics
Appendix A: z-Score Tables
Appendix B: Table of Random Numbers
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