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Other titles in the Sullivan Statistics series:Statistics: Informed Decisions Using Data [With CDROM]by Michael Sullivan
Synopses & ReviewsPublisher Comments:This package contains Statistics: Informed Decisions Using Data, Third Edition , plus a 12month Access Kit for StatCrunch^{™}. Michael Sullivan’s Statistics: Informed Decisions Using Data, Third Edition , connects statistical concepts to readers’ lives, helping them to think critically, become informed consumers, and make better decisions. Throughout the book, “Putting It Together” features help readers visualize the relationships among various statistical concepts. This feature extends to the exercises, providing a consistent vision of the bigger picture of statistics.
StatCrunch is online statistical software that allows users to perform complex analyses, share data sets, and generate compelling reports of their data. Developed by Webster West of Texas A&M University, StatCrunch.com already has more than 13,000 data sets available for students to analyze, covering almost any topic of interest. Interactive graphics help users understand statistical concepts and are available for export to enrich reports with visual representations of data. The StatCrunch statistics software is also integrated into MyStatLab™, enabling students to analyze and interpret data sets from the textbook. Synopsis:Michael Sullivan’s Statistics: Informed Decisions Using Data, Third Edition , connects statistical concepts to readers’ lives, helping them to think critically, become informed consumers, and make better decisions. Throughout the book, “Putting It Together” features help readers visualize the relationships among various statistical concepts. This feature extends to the exercises, providing a consistent vision of the bigger picture of statistics.
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GETTING THE INFORMATION YOU NEED: Data Collection; DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS: Organizing and Summarizing Data; Numerically Summarizing Data; Describing the Relation between Two Variables; PROBABILITY AND PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTIONS: Probability; Discrete Probability Distributions; The Normal Probability Distribution; INFERENCE: FROM SAMPLES TO POPULATION: Sampling Distributions; Estimating the Value of a Parameter Using Confidence Intervals; Hypothesis Tests Regarding a Parameter; Inferences on Two Samples; Inference on Categorical Data; Comparing Three or More Means; Inference on the LeastSquares Regression Model and Multiple Regression; Nonparametric Statistics (on CD)
For all readers interested in introductory statistics. About the AuthorWith training in mathematics, statistics, and economics, Mike Sullivan, III has a varied teaching background that includes 15 years of instruction in both high school and collegelevel mathematics. He is currently a fulltime professor of mathematics and statistics at Joliet Junior College. Mike has numerous textbooks in publication in addition to his Introductory Statistics Series, which include a Developmental Math series, and a Precalculus series, which he writes with his father, Michael Sullivan. Mike has built this book in the classroom using feedback from his students. He is well aware of the challenges of students taking an introductory statistics course. His goal is for students to be more informed interpreters of data, so that they will be better decision makers and have stronger criticalthinking skills. When not in the classroom or writing, Michael enjoys spending time with his three children, Michael, Kevin, and Marissa, and playing golf. Table of ContentsPreface to the Instructor Supplements Technology Resources An Introduction to the Applets Applications Index
PART 1. GETTING THE INFORMATION YOU NEED
1. Data Collection 1.1 Introduction to the Practice of Statistics 1.2 Observational Studies versus Designed Experiments 1.3 Simple Random Sampling 1.4 Other Effective Sampling Methods 1.5 Bias in Sampling 1.6 The Design of Experiments Chapter 1 Review Chapter Test Making an Informed Decision:What Movie Should I Go To? Case Study: Chrysalises for Cash
PART 2. DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS
2. Organizing and Summarizing Data 2.1 Organizing Qualitative Data 2.2 Organizing Quantitative Data:The Popular Displays 2.3 Additional Displays of Quantitative Data 2.4 Graphical Misrepresentations of Data Chapter 2 Review Chapter Test Making an Informed Decision:Tables or Graphs? Case Study: The Day the Sky Roared
3. Numerically Summarizing Data 3.1 Measures of Central Tendency 3.2 Measures of Dispersion 3.3 Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion from Grouped Data 3.4 Measures of Position and Outliers 3.5 The FiveNumber Summary and Boxplots Chapter 3 Review Chapter Test Making an Informed Decision: What Car Should I Buy? Case Study:Who Was A Mourner?
4. Describing the Relation between Two Variables 4.1 Scatter Diagrams and Correlation 4.2 LeastSquares Regression 4.3 Diagnostics on the LeastSquares Regression Line 4.4 Contingency Tables and Association 4.5 Nonlinear Regression:Transformations (on CD) Chapter 4 Review Chapter Test Making an Informed Decision: What Car Should I Buy? Case Study: Thomas Malthus, Population, and Subsistence
PART 3. PROBABILITY AND PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTIONS
5. Probability 5.1 Probability Rules 5.2 The Addition Rule and Complements 5.3 Independence and the Multiplication Rule 5.4 Conditional Probability and the General Multiplication Rule 5.5 Counting Techniques 5.6 Putting It Together:Which Method Do I Use? 5.7 Bayes’s Rule (on CD) Chapter 5 Review Chapter Test Making an Informed Decision: Sports Probabilities Case Study: The Case of the Body in the Bag
6. Discrete Probability Distributions 6.1 Discrete Random Variables 6.2 The Binomial Probability Distribution 6.3 The Poisson Probability Distribution 6.4 The Hypergeometric Probability Distribution (on CD) Chapter 6 Review Chapter Test Making an Informed Decision: Should We Convict? Case Study: The Voyage of the St. Andrew
7. The Normal Probability Distribution 7.1 Properties of the Normal Distribution 7.2 The Standard Normal Distribution 7.3 Applications of the Normal Distribution 7.4 Assessing Normality 7.5 The Normal Approximation to the Binomial Probability Distribution Chapter 7 Review Chapter Test Making an Informed Decision: Join the Club Case Study: A Tale of Blood Chemistry and Health
PART 4. INFERENCE: FROM SAMPLES TO POPULATION
8. Sampling Distributions 8.1 Distribution of the Sample Mean 8.2 Distribution of the Sample Proportion Chapter 8 Review Chapter Test Making an Informed Decision: How Much Time Do You Spend in a Day...? Case Study: Sampling Distribution of the Median
9. Estimating the Value of a Parameter Using Confidence Intervals 9.1 The Logic in Constructing Confidence Intervals for a Population Mean When the Population Standard Deviation Is Known 9.2 Confidence Intervals for a Population Mean When the Population Standard Deviation Is Unknown 9.3 Confidence Intervals for a Population Proportion 9.4 Confidence Intervals for a Population Standard Deviation 9.5 Putting It Together:Which Procedure Do I Use? Chapter 9 Review Chapter Test Making an Informed Decision: Whats Your Major? Case Study:When Model Requirements Fail
10. Hypothesis Tests Regarding a Parameter 10.1 The Language of Hypothesis Testing 10.2 Hypothesis Tests for a Population Mean–Population Standard Deviation Known 10.3 Hypothesis Tests for a Population Mean–Population Standard Deviation Unknown 10.4 Hypothesis Tests for a Population Proportion 10.5 Hypothesis Tests for a Population Standard Deviation 10.6 Putting It Together:Which Method Do I Use? 10.7 The Probability of a Type II Error and the Power of the Test Chapter 10 Review Chapter Test Making an Informed Decision: What Does It Really Weigh? Case Study: How Old Is Stonehenge?
11. Inferences on Two Samples 11.1 Inference about Two Means: Dependent Samples 11.2 Inference about Two Means: Independent Samples 11.3 Inference about Two Population Proportions 11.4 Inference for Two Population Standard Deviations 11.5 Putting It Together:Which Method Do I Use? Chapter 11 Review Chapter Test Making an Informed Decision: Where Should I Invest? Case Study: Control in the Design of an Experiment
12. Inference on Categorical Data 12.1 GoodnessofFit Test 12.2 Tests for Independence and the Homogeneity of Proportions Chapter 12 Review Chapter Test Making an Informed Decision: Benefits of College Case Study: Feeling Lucky? Well, Are You?
13. Comparing Three or More Means 13.1 Comparing Three or More Means (OneWay Analysis of Variance) 13.2 Post Hoc Tests on OneWay Analysis of Variance 13.3 The Randomized Complete Block Design 13.4 TwoWay Analysis of Variance Chapter 13 Review Chapter Test Making an Informed Decision: Where Should I Invest? Part II Case Study: Hat Size and Intelligence
14. Inference on the LeastSquares Regression Model and Multiple Regression 14.1 Testing the Significance of the LeastSquares Regression Model 14.2 Confidence and Prediction Intervals 14.3 Multiple Regression Chapter 14 Review Chapter Test Making an Informed Decision: Buying a Car Case Study: Housing Boom
15. Nonparametric Statistics (on CD) 15.1 An Overview of Nonparametric Statistics 15.2 Runs Test for Randomness 15.3 Inferences about Measures of Central Tendency 15.4 Inferences about the Difference between Two Medians: Dependent Samples 15.5 Inferences about the Difference between Two Medians: Independent Samples 15.6 Spearman’s RankCorrelation Test 15.7 Kruskal—Wallis Test Chapter Test Making an Informed Decision: Where Should I Live? Case Study: Evaluating Alabamas 1891 House Bill 504
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