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UNDERSTANDABLE STATISTICS: CONCEPTS AND METHODS, Tenth Edition, is a thorough, yet accessible program designed to help readers overcome their apprehensions about statistics. The authors provide clear guidance and informal advice while showing the links between statistics and the world. To reinforce this approach--and make the material interesting as well as easier to understand--the book integrates real-life data from a variety of sources, including journals, periodicals, newspapers, and the Internet. Readers also have opportunities to develop their critical thinking and statistical literacy skills through special features and exercises throughout the text. The use of graphing calculators, Excel?, MINITAB?, and SPSS? is covered for those who wish to learn about these helpful tools.
Table of Contents
Table of Prerequisite Material
Focus Problem: Where Have All the Fireflies Gone?
What Is Statistics
Introduction to Experimental Design
Focus Problem: Say It with Pictures
Frequency Distributions, Histograms, and Related Topics
Bar Graphs, Circle Graphs, and Time-Series Graphs
Averages And Variation
Focus Problem: The Educational Advantage
Measures of Central Tendency: Mode, Mediate, and Mean
Measures of Variation
Percentiles and Box-and-Whisker Plots
Cumulative Review Problems: Chapters 1-3
Elementary Probability Theory
Focus Problem: How Often Do Lie Detectors Lie?
What Is Probability?
Some Probability Rules--Compound Events
Trees and Counting Techniques
The Binomial Probability Distribution And Related Topics
Focus Problem: Personality Preference Types
Introvert or Extrovert?
Introduction to Random Variables and Probability Distributions
Additional Properties of the Binomial Distribution
The Geometric and Poisson Probability Distributions
Focus Problem: Impulse Buying
Graphs of Normal Probability Distributions
Standard Units and Areas Under the Standard Normal Distribution