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Statistics, Concepts and Controversies - 8th edition

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Statistics, Concepts and Controversies - 8th edition

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Statistics, Concepts and Controversies - 8th edition

EISBN: 1464148740

EISBN-13: 9781464148743

Authors: David Moore

Published by: W. H. Freeman

Details of the book:

"Statistics, Concepts and Controversies - 8th edition" by David Moore is the bestselling book that introduces us to statistical ideas and practices to liberal arts students. There is no other textbook that depicts the basic concept of the statistical analysis to a liberal arts student in an effective way. This particular textbook is very simple and easy for the students to understand and discuss about the various statistical claims that can be observed in the real world viz. campaigns, the media, sports, commercials, etc. There are a number of things that has been added and updated in the new edition, and this includes real-life examples, engaging cases, useful pedagogy, exercises, innovative media learning tools, and rich full color design.

The book contains the following:

  • Explanation of data and its sources.

  • Detailed explanation of samples and how to judge whether it is good or bad.

  • Things that a sample tells us about.

  • How sample survey is carried out in the real world.

  • Detailed explanation of experiments and how to judge whether it is good or bad.

  • How Experiments are carried out in the real world.

  • The concept of Data Ethics.

  • How things are measured.

  • The facts about numbers and how do they make sense.

  • Detailed explanation of graphs and how to judge whether it is good or bad.

  • Graphical representation of distributions.

  • Description of Distributions through numbers.

  • The concept of Normal Distributions.

  • Description of Relationships through Scatter plots, Correlation, Regression, Causation and Prediction.

  • The concept of index numbers - Government Statistics and Consumer Price Index.

  • The concept of chances and Probability Models.

  • What is Simulation?

  • The basic concepts of Expected Values

  • Statistical Inferences-. Confidence Interval, Test of Significance and its uses.

  • Inclusion of categorical data: Two-Way Tables and how to perform the Chi Square Test.


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