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About this book
About this book
The resources that statisticians use directly affect people, government and society. Opinion polls influence political opinion; statistical evidence supports medical advances. In the sixth edition of his groundbreaking text, David Moore emphasizes the concepts and applications of statistics from a wide range of fields - encouraging students to see the meaning behind statistical results whilst retaining their interest. Moore's emphasis on ideas and data with minimal computation is generally acknowledged as the most effective way to teach non-mathematical students.
PART ONE: PRODUCING DATA - Where Does Data Come From? - Samples, Good and Bad - What Do Samples Tell Us? - Sample Surveys in the Real World - Experiments, Good and Bad - Experiments in the Real World - Data Ethics - Measuring - Do the Numbers Make Sense? - Review I: Producing Data - PART TWO: ORGANIZING DATA - Graphs Good and Bad - Displaying Distributions with Graphs - Describing Distributions with Numbers - Normal Distributions - Describing Relationships: Scatterplots and Correlation - Describing Relationships: Regression, Prediction, and Causation - The Consumer Price Index and Government Statistics - Review II: Organizing Data - PART THREE: CHANCE - Thinking about Chance - Probability Models - Simulation - The House Edge: Expected Values - Review III: Chance - PART FOUR: INFERENCE - What is a Confidence Interval? - What is a Test of Significance? - Use and Abuse of Statistical Inference - Two-Way Tables and the Chi-square Test - Inference About a Population Means - PART FOUR: Review