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Statistics Using Technology

Kate Kozak
 
Statistics With Technology, Second Edition, is an introductory statistics textbook. It uses the TI-83/84 calculator and R, an open source statistical software, for all calculations. Other technology can also be used besides the TI-83/84 calculator and the software R, but these are the ones that are presented in the text. This book presents probability and statistics from a more conceptual approach, and focuses less on computation. Analysis and interpretation of data is more important than how to compute basic statistical values.
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  • Chapter 1: Statistical Basics 
    • Section 1.1: What is Statistics? 
    • Section 1.2: Sampling Methods 
    • Section 1.3: Experimental Design 
    • Section 1.4: How Not to Do Statistics 
  • Chapter 2: Graphical Descriptions of Data 
    • Section 2.1: Qualitative Data 
    • Section 2.2: Quantitative Data 
    • Section 2.3: Other Graphical Representations of Data 
  • Chapter 3: Numerical Descriptions of Data 
    • Section 3.1: Measures of Center 
    • Section 3.2: Measures of Spread 
    • Section 3.3: Ranking 
  • Chapter 4: Probability 
    • Section 4.1: Empirical Probability 
    • Section 4.2: Theoretical Probability 
    • Section 4.3: Conditional Probability 
    • Section 4.4: Counting Techniques 
  • Chapter 5: Discrete Probability Distributions 
    • Section 5.1: Basics of Probability Distributions 
    • Section 5.2: Binomial Probability Distribution 
    • Section 5.3: Mean and Standard Deviation of Binomial Distribution 
  • Chapter 6: Continuous Probability Distributions 
    • Section 6.1: Uniform Distribution 
    • Section 6.2: Graphs of the Normal Distribution 
    • Section 6.3: Finding Probabilities for the Normal Distribution 
    • Section 6.4: Assessing Normality 
    • Section 6.5: Sampling Distribution and the Central Limit Theorem 
  • Chapter 7: One-Sample Inference 
    • Section 7.1: Basics of Hypothesis Testing 
    • Section 7.2: One-Sample Proportion Test 
    • Section 7.3: One-Sample Test for the Mean 
  • Chapter 8: Estimation 
    • Section 8.1: Basics of Confidence Intervals 
    • Section 8.2: One-Sample Interval for the Proportion 
    • Section 8.3: One-Sample Interval for the Mean 
  • Chapter 9: Two-Sample Inference 
    • Section 9.1: Two Proportions
    • Section 9.2: Paired Samples for Two Means
    • Section 9.3: Independent Samples for Two Means
    • Section 9.4: Which Analysis Should You Conduct?
  • Chapter 10: Regression and Correlation 
    • Section 10.1: Regression 
    • Section 10.2: Correlation 
    • Section 10.3: Inference for Regression and Correlation 
  • Chapter 11: Chi-Square and ANOVA Tests 
    • Section 11.1: Chi-Square Test for Independence 
    • Section 11.2: Chi-Square Goodness of Fit 
    • Section 11.3: Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
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