Dictionary of Statistics

Dictionary of Statistics

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The most up-to-date dictionary of its kind, this authoritative reference tool covers a broad range of statistical terms in a clear and jargon-free style. Written by authorities in the field, this dictionary will provide concise definitions of all the terms likely to be encountered by students of statistics, and anyone who comes into contact with statistical terms will find this dictionary an indispensable source of reference. The entries are also generously illustrated with useful figures and diagrams. It contains many short biographies of statisticians, both alive and dead. The appendices feature a historical calendar of important statistical events, and tables of statistical and mathematical notation.show more

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  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 158 x 239.3 x 27.4mm | 344.74g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0192801007
  • 9780192801005

Table of contents

PREFACE; A-Z DICTIONARY; STATISTICAL NOTATION; Mathematical Notation; Greek Letters; Cumulative Probabilities for the Bionormal Distribution; Cumulative Probabilities for the Poisson Distribution; The Standard Normal Distribution Function; Upper-Tail Percentage Points for the Standard-Normal Distribution; Percentage Points for the t-Distribution; Percentage Points for the Chi-Squared Distribution; Percentage Points for the F-Distribution; Critical Values for the Product-Moment Correlation Coefficient, r; Critical Values for Spearman's Rank Correlation Coefficient; Critical Values for Kendall; Pseudo-Random Numbers; Selected Landmarks in the Development of Statistics; FURTHER REFERENCEshow more

About Graham J. G. Upton

Graham Upton is Reader in Statistics and Head of the Mathematical Department at the University of Essex. Dr Upton is the author of over 70 papers and five books, including Understanding Statistics with Ian Cook, and Introducing Statistics, also with Ian Cook. Ian Cook is a graduate of Cambridge, London, and Hull, where he was a lecturer in mathematics. He has been a Chief Examiner in Mathematics at A Level for 30 years, setting questions in all branches of mathematics and statistics. He acts as a referee for articles in the Mathematical Gazette and Teaching Statistics.show more

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