Synopses & Reviews
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