Statistics: The Art and Science of Learning from Data, 4th Edition

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For courses in introductory statistics.

The Art and Science of Learning from Data

Statistics: The Art and Science of Learning from Data, Fourth Edition, takes a conceptual approach, helping students understand what statistics is about and learning the right questions to ask when analyzing data, rather than just memorizing procedures. This book takes the ideas that have turned statistics into a central science in modern life and makes them accessible, without compromising the necessary rigor. Students will enjoy reading this book, and will stay engaged with its wide variety of real-world data in the examples and exercises.

The authors believe that it’s important for students to learn and analyze both quantitative and categorical data. As a result, the text pays greater attention to the of proportions than many other introductory statistics texts. Concepts are introduced first with categorical data, and then with quantitative data.

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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 Analysis
Chapter 13 Multiple Regression
Chapter 14 Comparing Groups: Analysis of Variance Methods
Chapter 15 Nonparametric Statistics

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