Applying and Interpreting Statistics A Comprehensive Guide

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: McPherson, Glen
Format: eBook
Published: New York, NY Springer New York 2001, 2001
Edition:2nd ed. 2001
Series:Springer Texts in Statistics
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • 1 The Importance of Statistics in an Information-Based World
  • 2 Data: The Factual Information
  • 3 Statistical Models: The Experimenter’s View
  • 4 Comparing Model and Data
  • 5 Probability: A Fundamental Tool of Statistics
  • 6 Some Widely Used Statistical Models
  • 7 Some Important Statistics and Their Sampling Distributions
  • 8 Statistical Analysis: The Statistician’s View
  • 9 Examining Proportions and Success Rates
  • 10 Model and Data Checking
  • 11 Questions About the “Average” Value
  • 12 Comparing Two Groups, Treatments, or Processes
  • 13 Comparative Studies, Surveys, and Designed Experiments
  • 14 Comparing More Than Two Treatments or Groups
  • 15 Comparing Mean Response When There Are Three or More Treatments
  • 16 Comparing Patterns of Response: Frequency Tables
  • 17 Studying Relations Between Variables
  • 18 Prediction and Estimation: The Role of Explanatory Variables
  • 19 Questions About Variability
  • 20 Cause and Effect: Statistical Perspectives
  • 21 Studying Changes in Response over Time
  • A Tables for Some Common Probability Distributions
  • A.1 The Normal Distribution
  • A.3 The Chi-Squared Distribution
  • References