Statistics: The Art and Science of Learning from Data, 3rd Edition

Book Description

Alan Agresti and Chris Franklin have merged their research and classroom experience to develop this successful introductory text. Statistics: The Art and Science of Learning from Data, Third Edition, helps students become statistically literate by encouraging them to ask and answer interesting statistical questions. It takes the ideas that have turned statistics into a central science in modern life and makes them accessible and engaging to students without compromising necessary rigor.

The Third Edition has been edited for conciseness and clarity to keep students focused on the main concepts. The data-rich examples that feature intriguing human-interest topics now include topic labels to indicate which statistical topic is being applied. New learning objectives for each chapter appear in the Instructor’s Edition, making it easier to plan lectures and Chapter 7 (Sampling Distributions) now incorporates simulations in addition to the formulas.

Table of Contents

Part One: Gathering and Exploring Data
Chapter 1 Statistics: The Art and Science of Learning from Data
Chapter 2 Exploring Data with and Numerical Summaries
Chapter 3 Association: Contingency, Correlation, and Regression
Chapter 4 Gathering Data

Part Two: Probability, Probability Distributions, and Sampling Distributions
Chapter 5 Probability in Our Daily Lives
Chapter 6 Probability Distributions
Chapter 7 Sampling Distributions

Part Three: Inferential Statistics
Chapter 8 Statistical Inference: Confidence Intervals
Chapter 9 Statistical Inference: Significance Tests About Hypotheses
Chapter 10 Comparing Two Groups

Part Four: Analyzing Association and Extended Statistical Methods
Chapter 11 Analyzing the Association Between Categorical Variables
Chapter 12 Analyzing the Association Between Quantitative Variables: Regression
Chapter 13 Multiple Regression
Chapter 14 Comparing Groups: Analysis of Variance Methods
Chapter 15 Nonparametric Statistics

Book Details

  • Title: Statistics: The Art and Science of Learning from Data, 3rd Edition
  • Author: ,
  • Length: 832 pages
  • Edition: 3
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2012-01-06
  • ISBN-10: 0321755944
  • ISBN-13: 9780321755940