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Publisher Comments:

This volume takes a positive spin on the field of statistics. Statistics is seen by students as difficult and boring, however, the authors of this book have eliminated that theory. Teaching Statistics: A Bag Of Tricks, brings together a complete set of examples, demonstrations and projects that not only will increase class participation but will help to eliminate any negative feelings toward the area of statistics.

Book News Annotation:

Written to assist instructors of introductory statistics courses, this book provides demonstrations, examples, and projects designed to involve the students. Topics include: the first week of class, descriptive statistics, linear regression and correlation, data collection, the news media, probability, statistical inference, structuring the course, decision theory and Bayesian statistics, and survey sampling. Gelman teaches statistics at Columbia University; Nolan, statistics at the University of California, Berkeley. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Students in the sciences, economics, psychology, social sciences, and medicine take introductory statistics. Statistics is increasingly offered at the high school level as well.

Synopsis:

This volume takes a positive spin on the field of statistics. Statistics is seen by students as difficult and boring, however, the authors of this book have eliminated that theory. Teaching Statistics: A Bag Of Tricks, brings together a complete set of examples, demonstrations and projects that not only will increase class participation but will help to eliminate any negative feelings toward the area of statistics.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Part I. Introductory Probability and Statistics

2. First week of class

3. Descriptive statistics

4. Linear regression and correlation

5. Data collection

6. Statistical literacy and the news media

7. Probability

8. Statistical inference

9. Multiple regression and nonlinear models

10. Lying with statistics

Part II. Putting It All Together

11. How to do it

12. Structuring an introductory statistics course

Part III. More Advanced Courses

13. Decision theory and Bayesian statistics

14. Student activities in survey sampling

15. Problems and projects in probability

16. Directed projects in a mathematical statistics course

Notes

References

Author Index

Subject Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780198572244
Author:
Gelman, Andrew
Author:
Nolan, Deborah
Author:
null, Andrew
Author:
null, Deborah
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Study and teaching
Subject:
Study & Teaching
Subject:
Statistics
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - Mathematics
Subject:
Probability & Statistics - General
Subject:
Mathematics | Probability
Subject:
Mathematics | Pure Mathematics
Subject:
Mathematics | Probability and Statistics
Subject:
Statistics -- Study and teaching.
Subject:
Mathematics | Probability & Statistics
Subject:
Education-Teaching Math and Science
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
no. 801
Publication Date:
20021031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 halftones, 56 line illus.
Pages:
316
Dimensions:
6.100 x 9.200 in 1.081 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Students in the sciences, economics, psychology, social sciences, and medicine take introductory statistics. Statistics is increasingly offered at the high school level as well.
"Synopsis" by , This volume takes a positive spin on the field of statistics. Statistics is seen by students as difficult and boring, however, the authors of this book have eliminated that theory. Teaching Statistics: A Bag Of Tricks, brings together a complete set of examples, demonstrations and projects that not only will increase class participation but will help to eliminate any negative feelings toward the area of statistics.
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