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Statistics Demystified

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Publisher Comments:

INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF LEARNING STATISTICS

Now anyone with an interest in mastering statistics can do so — without formal training, unlimited time, or a private tutor. In Statistics Demystified, best-selling science and math writer Stan Gibilisco provides an effective, anxiety-soothing, and totally painless way to learn or review statistics fundamentals.

With Statistics Demystified, you master the subject one simple step at a time — at your own speed. This unique self-teaching guide offers problems at the end of each chapter and part to help expose potential weaknesses, and a 100-question "final exam" to reinforce what you learned.

If you want to build or refresh your understanding of statistics, here's a fast and entertaining self-teaching course that's specially designed to reduce anxiety. Get ready to:

* Absorb statistics jargon and notation

* Figure odds in games of chance and other situations using probability principles

* Understand randomness and uncertainty

* Discover the right ways to obtain data and mine it for meaning

* Create and interpret tables and graphs

* Take a "final exam" and grade it yourself!

Statistics Demystified is a great springboard for more- advanced and more-specific statistics courses and subjects. Let it be your direct route to learning or brushing up on this essential topic.

About the Author

Stan Gibilisco is one of McGraw-Hill's most prolific and popular authors. His clear, reader-friendly writing style makes his electronics books accessible to a wide audience, and his background in mathematics and research makes him an ideal editor for professional handbooks. He is the author of the TAB Encyclopedia of Electronics for Technicians and Hobbyists, Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics, and The Illustrated Dictionary of Electronics. Booklist named his McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Personal Computing a "Best Reference" of 1996.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

PART 1: STATISTICAL CONCEPTS

Chapter 1: Background Math

Chapter 2: Learning the Jargon

Chapter 3: Basics of Probability

Chapter 4: Descriptive Measures

Test: Part One

PART 2: STATISTICS IN ACTION

Chapter 5: Sampling and Estimation

Chapter 6: Hypotheses, Prediction, and Regression

Chapter 7: Correlation, Causation, Order, and Chaos

Chapter 8: Some Practical Problems

Test: Part Two

Final Exam

Answers to Quiz, Test, and Exam Questions

Suggested Additional References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071431187
Author:
Gibilisco, Stan
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies
Subject:
Statistics
Subject:
Probability & Statistics - Regression Analysis
Subject:
Mathematics-General
Subject:
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Copyright:
Series:
Demystified
Publication Date:
May 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
335
Dimensions:
9.26x7.22x.94 in. 1.32 lbs.

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