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Overview: Statistics

Statistics is written in clear, everyday language, without the equations that sometimes baffle non-mathematical readers. The goal is teaching students how to think about statistical issues. Techniques are introduced through examples, showing how statistics has helped solve major problems in political science, psychology, genetics, medicine, and other fields.Statistics in unusual in its emphasis on the models that underlie statistical inference. The authors make the models comprehensible and show why choosing the wrong model can lead students astray. Carefully constructed exercises in every chapter offer practice in computational skills. Other call for rough estimates and qualitative judgments, so students are forced to come to grips with the concepts instead of mechanically applied formulas. Most sections close with an exercise set; the answers are in the back of the book, often with complete solutions. Chapters also have review exercises, without answers, for homework and tests. Illustrations are in integral part of the exposition. Beginners learn how to read histograms and scatterplots and how to think about these graphics in the context of real problems. Working drawings are all done freehand; students are encouraged to make similar sketches and are not intimidated by too much precision.topTable of ContentsPart I Design of ExperimentsChapter 1. Controlled Experiments: The Salk Vaccine Field TrialThe Portacaval ShuntHistorical ControlsSummaryChapter 2. Observational StudiesIntroductionThe Clofibrate TrialMore ExamplesSex Bias in Graduate AdmissionsConfoundingReview ExercisesSummary and OverviewPart II Descriptive StatisticsChapter 3. The HistogramIntroductionDrawing a HistogramThe Density ScaleVariablesControlling for a VariableCross-TabulationSelective BreedingReview ExercisesSummaryChapter 4. The Average and the Standard DeviationIntroductionThe AverageThe Average and the HistogramThe Root-Mean-SquareThe Standard DeviationComputing the Standard Deviati
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Language English
Publication Date January 1, 2011
Publisher Viva Books
Contributor(s) Freedman, Purves, Pisani
Binding Paperback
Edition Fourth
Page Count 712
ISBN 10 8130915871
ISBN 13 9788130915876
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  1.  Good Book for Non Math Learners 26 April, 2013 On
    Every concept explained with Examples
    Multiple examples for every statistical technique.
    references included. Good read throughout. will not bore you.
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