This text was designed to help students learn statistical ideas by actively thinking about them. Utts (U. of California, Davis) and Heckard (Pennsylvania State U.) discuss the nature of statistics and cover how to gather useful data, turn data into information, conduct surveys, ask questions, and discover relationships between quantitative and categorial variables. Coverage also includes probability, random variables, estimating proportions and testing hypothesis, confidence intervals, significance tests, regression, categorical variables, analysis of variance, and turning information into wisdom. An included CD-ROM contains data sets.
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