Statistics, Updated Edition, 13th edition
Choose the option that's right for you
Single
$9.99 / mo
4month minimum term for $39.96
 Access this eText title
 Up to 2 devices
 Discounted tutor access
Multi
$14.99 / mo
4month minimum term for $59.96
 Access over 1,500 titles
 Up to 2 devices
 Discounted tutor access
Learn more, spend less

Learn anytime, anywhere
Get the app to access your eText whenever you need it

Make it your own
Your notes. Your highlights. Your eText

Find it fast
Quickly navigate your eText with search

Stay organized
Access all your eTexts in one place

Easily continue access
Keep learning with autorenew
Overview
Statistics gives you a complete introduction to statistics emphasizing inference and integrating real data. The authors stress the development of statistical thinking, the assessment of credibility and the value of datadriven inferences. Practice exercises help you grasp the mechanics of statistical techniques.
Published by Pearson (July 15th 2020)  Copyright © 2021
ISBN13: 9780136881285
Subject: Statistics, Introductory
Category: Introductory Statistics
Table of contents
1. Statistics, Data, and Statistical Thinking
1.1 The Science of Statistics
1.2 Types of Statistical Applications
1.3 Fundamental Elements of Statistics
1.4 Types of Data
1.5 Collecting Data: Sampling and Related Issues
1.6 The Role of Statistics in Critical Thinking and Ethics
Statistics in Action: Social Media Network Usage–Are You Linked In?
Using Technology: MINITAB: Accessing and Listing Data
2. Methods for Describing Sets of Data
2.1 Describing Qualitative Data
2.2 Graphical Methods for Describing Quantitative Data
2.3 Numerical Measures of Central Tendency
2.4 Numerical Measures of Variability
2.5 Using the Mean and Standard Deviation to Describe Data
2.6 Numerical Measures of Relative Standing
2.7 Methods for Detecting Outliers: Box Plots and zScores
2.8 Graphing Bivariate Relationships (Optional)
2.9 Distorting the Truth with Descriptive Statistics
Statistics in Action: Body Image Dissatisfaction: Real or Imagined?
Using Technology: MINITAB: Describing Data
TI83/TI—84 Plus Graphing Calculator: Describing Data
3. Probability
3.1 Events, Sample Spaces, and Probability
3.2 Unions and Intersections
3.3 Complementary Events
3.4 The Additive Rule and Mutually Exclusive Events
3.5 Conditional Probability
3.6 The Multiplicative Rule and Independent Events
3.7 Some Additional Counting Rules (Optional)
3.8 Bayes’s Rule (Optional)
Statistics in Action: Lotto Buster! Can You Improve Your Chance of Winning?
Using Technology: TI83/TI84 Plus Graphing Calculator: Combinations and Permutations
4. Discrete Random Variables
4.1 Two Types of Random Variables
4.2 Probability Distributions for Discrete Random Variables
4.3 Expected Values of Discrete Random Variables
4.4 The Binomial Random Variable
4.5 The Poisson Random Variable (Optional)
4.6 The Hypergeometric Random Variable (Optional)
Statistics in Action: Probability in a Reverse Cocaine Sting: Was Cocaine Really Sold?Using Technology: MINITAB: Discrete Probabilities
TI83/TI84 Plus Graphing Calculator: Discrete Random Variables and Probabilities
5. Continuous Random Variables
5.1 Continuous Probability Distributions
5.2 The Uniform Distribution
5.3 The Normal Distribution
5.4 Descriptive Methods for Assessing Normality
5.5 Approximating a Binomial Distribution with a Normal Distribution (Optional)
5.6 The Exponential Distribution (Optional)
Statistics in Action: Super Weapons Development–Is the Hit Ratio Optimized?
Using Technology: MINITAB: Continuous Random Variable Probabilities and Normal Probability Plots
TI83/TI84 Plus Graphing Calculator: Normal Random Variable and Normal Probability Plots
6. Sampling Distributions
6.1 The Concept of a Sampling Distribution
6.2 Properties of Sampling Distributions: Unbiasedness and Minimum Variance
6.3 The Sampling Distribution of (xbar) and the Central Limit Theorem
6.4 The Sampling Distribution of the Sample Proportion
Statistics in Action: The Insomnia Pill: Is It Effective?
Using Technology: MINITAB: Simulating a Sampling Distribution
7. Inferences Based on a Single Sample: Estimation with Confidence Intervals
7.1 Identifying and Estimating the Target Parameter
7.2 Confidence Interval for a Population Mean: Normal (z) Statistic
7.3 Confidence Interval for a Population Mean: Student’s tStatistic
7.4 LargeSample Confidence Interval for a Population Proportion
7.5 Determining the Sample Size
7.6 Confidence Interval for a Population Variance (Optional)
Statistics in Action: Medicare Fraud Investigations
Using Technology: MINITAB: Confidence Intervals
TI83/TI84 Plus Graphing Calculator: Confidence Intervals
8. Inferences Based on a Single
Sample: Tests of Hypothesis
8.1 The Elements of a Test of Hypothesis
8.2 Formulating Hypotheses and Setting Up the Rejection Region
8.3 Observed Significance Levels: pValues
8.4 Test of Hypothesis about a Population Mean: Normal (z) Statistic
8.5 Test of Hypothesis about a Population Mean: Student’s tStatistic
8.6 LargeSample Test of Hypothesis about a Population Proportion
8.7 Calculating Type II Error Probabilities: More about β (Optional)
8.8 Test of Hypothesis about a Population Variance (Optional)
Statistics in Action: Diary of a KLEENEX^{®} User–How Many Tissues in a Box?
Using Technology: MINITAB: Tests of Hypotheses
TI83/TI84 Plus Graphing Calculator: Tests of Hypotheses
9. Inferences Based on Two Samples: Confidence Intervals and Tests of Hypotheses
9.1 Identifying the Target Parameter
9.2 Comparing Two Population Means: Independent Sampling
9.3 Comparing Two Population Means: Paired Difference Experiments
9.4 Comparing Two Population Proportions: Independent Sampling
9.5 Determining the Sample Size
9.6 Comparing Two Population Variances: Independent Sampling (Optional)
Statistics in Action: ZixIt Corp. v. Visa USA Inc.–A Libel Case
Using Technology: MINITAB: TwoSample Inferences
TI83/TI84 Plus Graphing Calculator: Two Sample Inferences
10. Analysis of Variance: Comparing More than Two Means
10.1 Elements of a Designed Study
10.2 The Completely Randomized Design: Single Factor
10.3 Multiple Comparisons of Means
10.4 The Randomized Block Design
10.5 Factorial Experiments: Two Factors
Statistics in Action: Voice versus Face Recognition–Does One Follow the Other?
Using Technology: MINITAB: Analysis of Variance
TI83/TI84 Plus Graphing Calculator: Analysis of Variance
11. Simple Linear Regression
11.1 Probabilistic Models
11.2 Fitting the Model: The Least Squares Approach
11.3 Model Assumptions
11.4 Assessing the Utility of the Model: Making Inferences about the Slope β1
11.5 The Coefficients of Correlation and Determination
11.6 Using the Model for Estimation and Prediction
11.7 A Complete Example
Statistics in Action: Can “Dowsers” Really Detect Water?
Using Technology: MINITAB: Simple Linear Regression
TI83/TI84 Plus Graphing Calculator: Simple Linear Regression
12. Multiple Regression and Model Building
12.1 MultipleRegression Models
PART I: FirstOrder Models with Quantitative Independent Variables
12.2 Estimating and Making Inferences about the β Parameters
12.3 Evaluating Overall Model Utility
12.4 Using the Model for Estimation and Prediction
PART II: Model Building in Multiple Regression
12.5 Interaction Models
12.6 Quadratic and Other Higher Order Models
12.7 Qualitative (Dummy) Variable Models
12.8 Models with Both Quantitative and Qualitative Variables (Optional)
12.9 Comparing Nested Models (Optional)
12.10 Stepwise Regression (Optional)
PART III: Multiple Regression Diagnostics
12.11 Residual Analysis: Checking the Regression Assumptions
12.12 Some Pitfalls: Estimability, Multicollinearity, and Extrapolation
Statistics in Action: Modeling Condominium Sales: What Factors Affect Auction Price?Using Technology: MINITAB: Multiple Regression TI83/TI84 Plus Graphing Calculator: Multiple Regression
13. Categorical Data Analysis
13.1 Categorical Data and the Multinomial Experiment
13.2 Testing Categorical Probabilities: OneWay Table
13.3 Testing Categorical Probabilities: TwoWay (Contingency) Table
13.4 A Word of Caution about ChiSquare Tests
Statistics in Action: The Case of the Ghoulish Transplant Tissue
Using Technology: MINITAB: ChiSquare Analyses TI83/TI84 Plus Graphing Calculator: ChiSquare Analyses
14. Nonparametric Statistics (available online)
14.1 Introduction: DistributionFree Tests
14.2 SinglePopulation Inferences
14.3 Comparing Two Populations: Independent Samples
14.4 Comparing Two Populations: Paired Difference Experiment
14.5 Comparing Three or More Populations: Completely Randomized Design
14.6 Comparing Three or More Populations: Randomized Block Design
14.7 Rank Correlation 1448
Statistics in Action: Pollutants at a Housing Development: A Case of Mishandling Small Samples 142
Using Technology: MINITAB: Nonparametric Tests 1465
APPENDIX A: Summation Notation
APPENDIX B: Tables
APPENDIX C: Calculation Formulas for Analysis of Variance
Short Answers to Selected OddNumbered Exercises
Index
Your questions answered
Introducing Pearson+. Reimagined learning, designed for you. Choose from one eText or over 1,500 eTexts and study tools, all in one place, for one low monthly subscription. A new way to buy books that fits your budget. Make the most of your study time with offline access, enhanced search, notes and flashcards — to get organized, get the work done quicker and get results. Plus, with the app, put textbooks in your pocket and learn wherever. It's time to upgrade the textbook and simplify learning, so you can have time to live too.
Pearson eText is an easytouse digital textbook available from Pearson+. Make it your own by adding notes and highlights. Download the Pearson+ mobile app to learn on the go, even offline. Listen on the go with our new audiobook feature, available for most titles.
When you choose a plan, you're signing up for a 4month 'term'. We will charge your payment method each month until your 4month term has ended. You can turn on autorenew in My account at any time to continue your subscription before your 4month term has ended.
When you purchase a Pearson+ subscription, it will last 4 months. Before your initial 4month term ends, you can extend your subscription by turning autorenew on in My account. If you turn autorenew on, we’ll automatically renew your subscription and charge you every month until you turn off autorenew.
To avoid the next payment charge, make sure you turn auto renewal off 1 day before the auto renewal date. You can subscribe again after autorenew has been turned off by purchasing another Pearson+ subscription. We use your credit card to renew your subscription automatically. To make sure your learning is uninterrupted, please check your card details before your first monthly payment.
With a Multi Pearson+ subscription plan, you can download up to 5 titles on the Pearson+ app from My list on each of your authorized devices every month.
When you're using your Multi Pearson+ subscription plan in a browser, you can select and read from as many titles as you like.