Note: Not guaranteed to come with supplemental materials (access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.)
Extend Your Rental at Any Time
Need to keep your rental past your due date? At any time before your due date you can extend or purchase your rental through your account.
Sorry, this item is currently unavailable.
Understandable Statistics is a thorough, yet approachable statistics text. Designed to help students overcome their apprehension about statistics, the text provides guidance and informal advice showing students the links between statistics and the world. To reinforce this approach, the book integrates real-life data selected from a variety of sources including journals, periodicals, newspapers and the internet. The use of the graphing calculator, Excel, Minitab and SPSS is covered, but not required. The new Enhanced Edition includes new critical thinking and statistical literacy content, extensive technology resources including a new algorithmic test bank, new lecture slides (PowerPoint), along with a market-leading DVD series and other resources designed to provide reinforcement for students and support for instructors.
Table of Contents
Focus Problem: Where Have All the Fireflies Gone?
What Is Statistics?
Introduction to Experimental Design
Focus Problem: Say It with Pictures
Bar Graphs, Circle Graphs, and Time-Series Graphs
Frequency Distribution, Histograms, and Related Topics
Averages and Variation
Focus Problem: The Educational Advantage
Measures of Central Tendency: Mode, Median, and Mean
Measures of Variation
Mean and Standard Deviation of Grouped Data
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 Poissson Probability Distributions
Focus Problem: Large Auditorium Shows: How Many Will Attend?
Graphs of Normal Probability Distributions
Standard Units and Areas Under the Standard Normal Distribution
Areas Under Any Normal Curve
Normal Approximation to the Binomial Distribution
Cumulative Review Problems: Chapters 4-6
Introduction to Sampling Distributions
Focus Problem: Impulse Buying
The Central Limit Theorem
Sampling Distribution for Proportions
Focus Problem: The Trouble with Wood Ducks
Estimating? When s Is Known
Estimating? When s Is Unknown
Estimating p in the Binomial Distribution
Choosing the Sample Size
Estimating?1-?2 and p1-p2
Focus Problem: Benford's Law: The Importance of Being Number 1