This applied book for engineers and scientists, written in a non-theoretical manner, focuses on underlying principles that are important in a wide range of disciplines. It emphasizes the interpretation of results, the presentation and evaluation of assumptions, and the discussion of what should be done if the assumptions are violated. Integration of spreadsheet and statistical software complete this treatment of statistics.
Chapter topics include describing and summarizing data; probability and discrete probability distributions; continuous probability distributions and sampling distributions; process control charts; estimation procedures; hypothesis testing; the design of experiments; and simple linear and multiple regression models.
For individuals interested in learning statistics—without a high level of mathematical sophistication.
Intended for engineering and science majors, this introductory textbook integrates data analysis and interpretation of computer output into its discussion of tables and charts, descriptive statistics, control charts, experimental design, regression, and statistical inference. The CD-ROM contains data files and PHStat, a statistical add-in for Excel. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)