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Statistics Demystified, 2nd Edition (Demystified)

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Your chances of mastering statistics just increased!

Fully updated with all-new quizzes and test questions, Statistics DeMYSTiFieD, Second Edition is the ideal resource for learning, or refreshing your knowledge of, real-world statistics. You can use the book as a supplemental classroom text or as a self-contained course without an instructor.

All exercises and problems reflect real-world scenarios, and presentations of how "manipulated" statistics can mislead the public are included. This hands-on guide contains eight chapters in two parts. Each chapter ends with a multiple-choice quiz. Each part ends with a multiple-choice test. A comprehensive multiple-choice final exam concludes the course.

Statistics DeMYSTiFieD, Second Edition features

  • Chapter-opening objectives offering insight into what youre going to learn in each step
  • Questions at the end of every chapter to reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknesses
  • “Still Struggling?” icon providing specific recommendations for those having difficulty with certain subtopics
  • A final exam for overall self-assessment
  • “Curriculum Tree” that shows how the topic covered in the book fits into a larger curriculum
  • Exercises and problems that reflect real-world scenarios

Hard stuff made easy!

Statistics Concepts; Background Mathematics; Learning the Jargon; Basics of Probability; Descriptive Measures; Statistics in Action; Sampling and Estimation; Hypotheses, Prediction, and Regression; Correlation, Causation, Order, and Chaos; Practical Problems

Synopsis:

MULTIPLY your chances of learning STATISTICS

Trying to understand statistics but feeling a bit uncertain? Here's your solution. Statistics Demystifed, Second Edition helps you master this fundamental topic with ease.

Written in a step-by-step format, this practical guide begins by reviewing background mathematics, probability basics, and descriptive measures. The book goes on to demonstrate statistics in action with coverage of sampling, estimation, hypotheses, prediction, regression, correlation, causation, order, and chaos. Detailed examples, concise explanations, and worked-out problems make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce learning.

It's a no-brainer You'll learn about: The probability fallacy Random sampling Estimation Assumptions and testing Chaos, bounds, and randomness Variance and standard deviation Correlation and cause/effect relations The use of statistics in medicine, law, math, and engineering

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Statistics Demystified, Second Edition helps you master this essential subject.

About the Author

Stan Gibilisco has authored or co-authored more than 50 nonfiction books in the fields of electronics, general science, mathematics, and computing. One of his books, the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Personal Computing (McGraw-Hill, 1995), was named as a "Best Reference of 1996" by the ALA. Stan is considered the "father" of the DeMYSTiFieD series, with more than 14 titles published, including Physics DeMYSTiFieD, Optics DeMYSTiFieD, and Trigonometry DeMYSTiFieD.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: STATISTICS CONCEPTS; Ch 1. Background Mathematics; Ch 2. Learning the Jargon; Ch 3. Basics of Probability; Ch 4. Descriptive Measures; Test: Part One; PART TWO: STATISTICS IN ACTION; Ch 5. Sampling and Estimation; Ch 6. Hypotheses, Prediction, and Regression; Ch 7. Correlation, Causation, Order, and Chaos; Ch 8. Some Practical Problems; Test: Part Two; Final Exam; Answers to Quiz, Test, and Exam Questions; Suggested Additional Reading and Reference; Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071751339
Author:
Gibilisco, Stan
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Subject:
Statistics
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Subject:
Mathematics - General
Copyright:
Series:
Demystified
Publication Date:
20110429
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.250 x 7.375 in

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"Synopsis" by , MULTIPLY your chances of learning STATISTICS

Trying to understand statistics but feeling a bit uncertain? Here's your solution. Statistics Demystifed, Second Edition helps you master this fundamental topic with ease.

Written in a step-by-step format, this practical guide begins by reviewing background mathematics, probability basics, and descriptive measures. The book goes on to demonstrate statistics in action with coverage of sampling, estimation, hypotheses, prediction, regression, correlation, causation, order, and chaos. Detailed examples, concise explanations, and worked-out problems make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce learning.

It's a no-brainer You'll learn about: The probability fallacy Random sampling Estimation Assumptions and testing Chaos, bounds, and randomness Variance and standard deviation Correlation and cause/effect relations The use of statistics in medicine, law, math, and engineering

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Statistics Demystified, Second Edition helps you master this essential subject.

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