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Just the essential concepts you need to get ahead in statisticsThis practical guide sticks to the point with discrete explanations of essential concepts taught in a typical first semester statistics course. From graphs and confidence intervals to regression and hypothesis testing, the nitty-gritty information presented here is perfect to use in studying for exams, doing homework, or as a quick reference.
Chart your statistics course — get a handle on charts, graphs, and descriptive stats from standard deviations to correlations
Know your distributions — understand the probabilities for the normal, binomial, and t
Do the analysis — handle hypothesis tests, confidence intervals, regression, and two-way tables with ease
Take it to the limit — get the lowdown on sampling distributions and the Central Limit Theorem
Roll up your sleeves — discover the many experiments, surveys, and tests you'll encounter in statistics
Open the book and find:
Descriptive stats, charts, and graphs
Binomial, normal, and t-distributions
The Central Limit Theorem
Correlation and regression
Hypothesis tests and confidence intervals
Probabilities for two-way tables
Checklists for evaluating surveys and experiments
Ten common statistical mistakes
Learn to:
Exactly what you need to know about statistical ideas and techniques
The "must-know" formulas and calculations
Core topics in quick, focused lessons
Synopsis
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Synopsis
Statistics Essentials For Dummies not only provides students enrolled in Statistics I with an excellent high-level overview of key concepts, but it also serves as a reference or refresher for students in upper-level statistics courses. Free of review and ramp-up material,
Statistics Essentials For Dummies sticks to the point, with content focused on key course topics only. It provides discrete explanations of essential concepts taught in a typical first semester college-level statistics course, from odds and error margins to confidence intervals and conclusions. This guide is also a perfect reference for parents who need to review critical statistics concepts as they help high school students with homework assignments, as well as for adult learners headed back into the classroom who just need a refresher of the core concepts.
The Essentials For Dummies Series
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About the Author
Deborah Rumsey, PhD, is an Auxiliary Professor and Statistics Education Specialist at The Ohio State University. She is the author of Statistics For Dummies, Statistics II For Dummies, Statistics Workbook For Dummies, and Probability For Dummies.
Table of Contents
Introduction.
Chapter 1: Statistics in a Nutshell.
Chapter 2: Descriptive Statistics.
Chapter 3: Charts and Graphs.
Chapter 4: The Binomial Distribution.
Chapter 5: The Normal Distribution.
Chapter 6: Sampling Distributions and the Central Limit Theorem.
Chapter 7: Confidence Intervals.
Chapter 8: Hypothesis Tests.
Chapter 9: The t-distribution.
Chapter 10: Correlation and Regression.
Chapter 11: Two-Way Tables.
Chapter 12: A Checklist for Samples and Surveys.
Chapter 13: A Checklist for Judging Experiments.
Chapter 14: Ten Common Statistical Mistakes.
Appendix: Tables for Reference.
Index.