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Author Rumsey, Deborah J. (Deborah Jean), 1961- author.

Title U Can : statistics for dummies / by Deborah J. Rumsey, PhD with David Unger. [O'Reilly electronic resource]

Publication Info. Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2015]
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Description 1 online resource
Series For dummies
--For dummies.
Note Includes index.
Contents Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Introduction; About This Book; Foolish Assumptions; Beyond the Book; Where to Go from Here; Part I Getting Started With Statistics; Chapter 1: The Statistics of Everyday Life; Statistics and the Media: More Questions than Answers?; Probing popcorn problems; Venturing into viruses; Comprehending crashes; Mulling malpractice; Belaboring the loss of land; Scrutinizing schools; Studying sports; Banking on business news; Touring the travel news; Surveying sexual stats; Breaking down weather reports; Using Statistics at Work.
Delivering babies -- and informationPosing for pictures; Poking through pizza data; Statistics in the office; Chapter 2: Taking Control: So Many Numbers, So Little Time; Detecting Errors, Exaggerations, and Just Plain Lies; Checking the math; Uncovering misleading statistics; Looking for lies in all the right places; Feeling the Impact of Misleading Statistics; Chapter 3: Tools of the Trade; Thriving in a Statistical World; Statistics: More than Just Numbers; Designing Appropriate Studies; Surveys (Polls); Experiments; Collecting Quality Data; Sample, random, or otherwise; Bias.
Grabbing Some Basic Statistical JargonData; Data set; Variable; Population; Statistic; Parameter; Mean (Average); Median; Standard deviation; Percentile; Standard score; Distribution and normal distribution; Central Limit Theorem; z-values; Margin of error; Confidence interval; Hypothesis testing; p-values; Statistical significance; Correlation, regression, and two-way tables; Drawing Credible Conclusions; Reeling in overstated results; Questioning claims of cause and effect; Becoming a Sleuth, Not a Skeptic; Part II Number-Crunching Basics; Chapter 4 Crunching Categorical Data.
Summing Up Data with Descriptive StatisticsCrunching Categorical Data: Tables and Percents; Counting on the frequency; Relating with percentages; Two-way tables: Summarizing multiple measures; Interpreting counts and percents with caution; Chapter 5 Means, Medians, and More; Measuring the Center with Mean and Median; Averaging out to the mean; Splitting your data down the median; Comparing means and medians: Histograms; Accounting for Variation; Reporting the standard deviation; Being out of range; Examining the Empirical Rule (68-95-99.7); Measuring Relative Standing with Percentiles.
Calculating percentilesInterpreting percentiles; Gathering a five-number summary; Exploring interquartile range; Chapter 6 Getting the Picture: Graphing Categorical Data; Take Another Little Piece of My Pie Chart; Tallying personal expenses; Bringing in a lotto revenue; Ordering takeout; Projecting age trends; Raising the Bar on Bar Graphs; Tracking transportation expenses; Making a lotto profit; Tipping the scales on a bar graph; Pondering pet peeves; Chapter 7 Going by the Numbers: Graphing Numerical Data; Handling Histograms; Making a histogram; Interpreting a histogram.
Summary Make studying statistics simple with this easy-to-read resource Wouldn't it be wonderful if studying statistics were easier' With U Can: Statistics I For Dummies, it is! This one-stop resource combines lessons, practical examples, study questions, and online practice problems to provide you with the ultimate guide to help you score higher in your statistics course. Foundational statistics skills are a must for students of many disciplines, and leveraging study materials such as this one to supplement your statistics course can be a life-saver. Because U Can: Statistics I For Dummies contains both the lessons you need to learn and the practice problems you need to put the concepts into action, you'll breeze through your scheduled study time. Statistics is all about collecting and interpreting data, and is applicable in a wide range of subject areas-which translates into its popularity among students studying in diverse programs. So, if you feel a bit unsure in class, rest assured that there is an easy way to help you grasp the nuances of statistics! -Understand statistical ideas, techniques, formulas, and calculations -Interpret and critique graphs and charts, determine probability, and work with confidence intervals -Critique and analyze data from polls and experiments -Combine learning and applying your new knowledge with practical examples, practice problems, and expanded online resources U Can: Statistics I For Dummies contains everything you need to score higher in your fundamental statistics course!
Subject Statistics.
Statistics -- Problems, exercises, etc.
MATHEMATICS -- Probability & Statistics -- General.
Statistics. (OCoLC)fst01132103
Genre Electronic books.
Problems and exercises. (OCoLC)fst01423783
Problems and exercises.
Added Author Unger, David, 1950- author.
Cover Title Step-by-step lessons and practice for statistics
Other Form: Print version: 9781119084853
ISBN 9781119084839 (electronic bk.)
1119084830 (electronic bk.)
9781119084846 (electronic bk.)
1119084849 (electronic bk.)
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