9780136152590

A First Course in Statistics

  • ISBN 13:

    9780136152590

  • ISBN 10:

    0136152597

  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 01/15/2008
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Summary

KEY MESSAGE: TheTenth Editionof this highly-regarded introductory text emphasizes inference and sound decision-making through its extensive coverage of data collection and analysis. McClave develops statistical thinking and teaches readers to properly assess the credibility of inferences-from the vantage point of both the consumer and the producer. This edition incorporates more exercises and more visual features, such as redesigned end-of-chapter summaries and an increased use of applets. This text assumes a mathematical background of basic algebra. KEY TOPICS: Statistics, Data, and Statistical Thinking; Methods for Describing Sets of Data; Probability (from McClave 11e-Chap 3); Random Variables and Probability Distributions; Inferences Based on a Single Sample: Estimation with Confidence Intervals; Inferences Based on a Single Sample: Tests of Hypothesis; Comparing Population Means; Comparing Population Proportions; Simple Linear Regression MARKET: For all readers interested in statistics.

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