Statistics Workbook For Dummies

Statistics Workbook For Dummies

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A friendly, hands-on guide to the dreaded field of statistics Competence in and understanding statistics is important to success in such fields as business and science, and is often a requirement for college students in a variety of programs. This handy guide complements author Deborah Rumsey's Statistics For Dummies by presenting exercises and fully worked solutions that let students and professionals practice and sharpen their statistical skills and understanding of the subject. Offering a simple, straightforward examination of the process and products of statistical computation-as well as a wealth of tips and tricks-Statistics Workbook For Dummies is an invaluable resource for reinforcing the concepts and practice of statistics.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 205 x 253 x 18mm | 408g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 0764584669
  • 9780764584664
  • 107,802

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Practice on hundreds of beginning-to-intermediate statistics problemsReview key statistics conceptsGet complete answer explanations for all problems

From mean to median to probability -- crunch the numbers with ease

Got a grasp on the terms and concepts you need to know, but get lost halfway through a problem or, worse yet, not know where to begin? Have no fear! This hands-on guide focuses on helping you solve the many types of statistical calculations and problems you encounter in a focused, step-by-step manner. With just enough refresher explanations before each set of problems, you'll sharpen your skills and improve your performance. You'll see how to work with percents, graphs, charts, margin of error, hypotheses, polls and surveys, and more!

100s of Problems!Step-by-step answer sets clearly identify where you went wrong (or right) with a problemThe inside scoop on analyzing and interpreting dataKnow where to begin and how to solve the most common problemsHow to guesstimate with confidence
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Table of contents

Introduction.Part I: Getting Off to a Statistically Significant Start.Chapter 1: Summarizing Categorical Data: Counts and Percents.Chapter 2: Organizing Categorical Data: Charts and Graphs.Chapter 3: Organizing Quantitative Data: Charts and Graphs.Chapter 4: Summarizing Quantitative Data: Means, Medians, and More.Part II: Probability, the Normal Distribution, and the Central Limit Theorem (Are You Having Fun Yet?).Chapter 5: Understanding Probability Basics.Chapter 6: Measures of Relative Standing and the Normal Distribution.Chapter 7: Demystifying Sampling Distributions and the Central Limit Theorem.Part III: Guesstimating with Confidence.Chapter 8: Making Sense of Margin of Error.Chapter 9: Calculating Confidence Intervals.Chapter 10: Deciphering Your Confidence Interval.Part IV: Putting a Claim to the (Hypothesis) Test.Chapter 11: Testing Hypotheses.Chapter 12: Taking the Guesswork Out of p-Values and Type I and II Errors.Part V: Getting the Inside Scoop on Statistical Studies.Chapter 13: Examining Polls and Surveys.Chapter 14: Evaluating Experiments.Part VI: Exploring and Describing Relationships betweenTwo Variables.Chapter 15: Looking for Links in Categorical Data: Two-Way Tables.Chapter 16: Searching for Links in Quantitative Data: Correlation and Regression.Part VII: The Part of Tens.Chapter 17: Math Review: Ten Steps to a Better Grade.3Chapter 18: Top Ten Statistical Formulas.Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Spot Common Statistical Mistakes.3Index.
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About Deborah J. Rumsey

Deborah Rumsey is a statistics instructor and the author of Statistics For Dummies.
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