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ISBN: 9780538735919 |752Pages|paperback|©2012|

Jessica M. Utts - University of California, Irvine
Robert F. Heckard - Pennsylvania State University

MIND ON STATISTICS helps you develop a conceptual understanding of statistical ideas and shows you how to find meaning in data. The authors--who are committed to changing any preconception you may have about statistics being boring--engage your curiosity with intriguing questions, and explain statistical topics in the context of interesting, useful examples and case studies. You'll develop your statistical intuition by focusing on analyzing data and interpreting results, rather than on mathematical formulation. As a result, you'll build both your statistical literacy and your understanding of statistical methodology.

Table of Contents
Ch 1 Statistics success stories and cautionary tales
Ch 2 Turning data into information
Ch 3 Relationships between quantitative variables
Ch 4 Relationships between categorical variables
Ch 5 Sampling: surveys and how to ask questions
Ch 6 Gathering useful data for examining relationships
Ch 7 Probability
Ch 8 Random variables
Ch 9 Understanding sampling distributions: statistics as random variables
Ch10 Estimating proportions with confidence
Ch11 Estimating means with confidence
Ch12 Testing hypotheses about proportions
Ch13 Testing hypotheses about means
Ch14 Inference about simple regression
Ch15 More about inference for categorical variables
Ch16 Analysis of variance
Ch17 Turning information into wisdom