# Statistical Reasoning for Everyday Life,5th edition

• Jeffrey O. Bennett University of Colorado Boulder
• William L. Briggs University of Colorado Denver
• Mario F. Triola Dutchess Community College
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Preface

Supplements

How to Succeed in Your Statistics Course

Applications Index

1. Speaking of Statistics

1.1 What Is/Are Statistics?

1.2 Sampling

1.3 Types of Statistical Studies

1.4 Should You Believe a Statistical Study?

FOCUS ON PSYCHOLOGY: Are You Driving “Drunk” on Your Cell Phone?

FOCUS ON PUBLIC HEALTH: Is Your Lifestyle Healthy?

2. Measurement in Statistics

2.1 Data Types and Levels of Measurement

2.2 Dealing with Errors

2.3 Uses of Percentages in Statistics

2.4 Index Numbers

USING TECHNOLOGY: Inflation Calculator

FOCUS ON POLITICS: Who Benefited Most from Lower Tax Rates?

FOCUS ON ECONOMICS: Can a Redefined CPI Help the National Debt?

3. Visual Displays of Data

3.1 Frequency Tables

USING TECHNOLOGY: Frequency Tables

3.2 Picturing Distributions of Data

USING TECHNOLOGY: Bar Graphs

USING TECHNOLOGY: Pie Charts

USING TECHNOLOGY: Line Charts and Histograms

3.3 Graphics in the Media

USING TECHNOLOGY: Graphs with Multiple Data Sets

3.4 A Few Cautions about Graphics

FOCUS ON HISTORY: Can War Be Described with a Graph?

FOCUS ON THE ENVIRONMENT: Are We Changing Earth’s Atmosphere?

4. Describing Data

4.1 What Is Average?

USING TECHNOLOGY: Mean, Median, and Mode

4.2 Shapes of Distributions

4.3 Measures of Variation

USING TECHNOLOGY: Quartiles

USING TECHNOLOGY: Boxplots

USING TECHNOLOGY: Standard Deviation

FOCUS ON THE STOCK MARKET: What’s Average about the Dow?

FOCUS ON ECONOMICS: Are the Rich Getting Richer?

5. A Normal World

5.1 What Is Normal?

5.2 Properties of the Normal Distribution

USING TECHNOLOGY: Standard Scores and Percentiles

5.3 The Central Limit Theorem

FOCUS ON EDUCATION: What Can We Learn from SAT Trends?

FOCUS ON PSYCHOLOGY: Are We Smarter Than Our Parents?

6. Probability in Statistics

6.1 The Role of Probability in Statistics: Statistical Significance

6.2 Basics of Probability

6.3 The Law of Large Numbers

6.4 Ideas of Risk and Life Expectancy

6.5 Combining Probabilities (Supplementary Section)

FOCUS ON SOCIAL SCIENCE: Do Lotteries Harm the Poor?

FOCUS ON LAW: Is DNA Analysis Reliable?

7. Correlation and Causality

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