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Problem Solving: A Statisticians Guide: Text in Statistical Science

By: Chris Chatfield

325 pages, Figs, tabs

Chapman & Hall (CRC Press)

Paperback | Dec 1995 | Edition: 2 | #102943 | ISBN: 0412606305
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This book illuminates the complex process of problem solving, including formulating the problem, collecting and analyzing data, and presenting the conclusions.


PART ONE: The general principles involved in tackling real-life statistical problemsIntroductionThe stages of a statistical investigationFormulating the problemCollecting the dataAnalyzing the data - 1: General strategyAnalyzing the data - 2: The initial examination of dataAnalyzing the data - 3: The 'definitive' analysisUsing resources - 1: The computerUsing resources - 2: The libraryCommunication - 1: Effective statistical consultingCommunication - 2: Effective report writingNumeracySummary: How to be an effective statisticianPART TWO: ExercisesDescriptive statisticsExploring dataCorrelation and regressionAnalyzing complex large-scale data setsAnalyzing more structured dataTime-series analysisMiscellaneousCollecting dataPART THREE: AppendicesAppendix A: A digest of statistical techniquesAppendix B: MINITAB and GLIMAppendix C: Some useful addressesAppendix D: Statistical tablesReferencesAuthor IndexSubject Index

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