Statistics: Informed Decisions Using Data

Statistics: Informed Decisions Using Data, 5th edition

  • Michael Sullivan

Choose the option that's right for you

Single

$9.99 / mo

4-month minimum term for $39.96

  • Access this eText title
  • Up to 2 devices

Multi

$14.99 / mo

4-month minimum term for $59.96

  • Access over 1,500 titles
  • Up to 2 devices
  • Discounted tutor access

Learn more, spend less

  • Icon

    Watch and learn

    Videos & animations bring concepts to life

  • Icon

    Learn anytime, anywhere

    Get the app to access your eText whenever you need it

  • Icon

    Make it your own

    Your notes. Your highlights. Your eText

  • Icon

    Find it fast

    Quickly navigate your eText with search

  • Icon

    Stay organized

    Access all your eTexts in one place

Overview

Statistics: Informed Decisions Using Data gives you the tools to see the bigger picture and make informed choices. Acclaimed statistics instructor Mike Sullivan's practical perspective demonstrates that statistics is connected not only to individual concepts but to the world at large.

Published by Pearson (January 1st 2021) - Copyright © 2017

ISBN-13: 9780137442744

Subject: Statistics, Introductory

Category: Introductory Statistics

Table of contents

Preface to the Instructor
Resources for Success
Technology Resources
Applications Index

I: GETTING THE INFORMATION YOU NEED
1. Data Collection
1.1 Introduction to the Practice of Statistics
1.2 Observational Studies versus Designed Experiments
1.3 Simple Random Sampling
1.4 Other Effective Sampling Methods
1.5 Bias in Sampling
1.6 The Design of Experiments
Chapter 1 Review
Chapter Test
Making an Informed Decision: What College Should I Attend?
Case Study: Chrysalises for Cash

II: DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS
2. Organizing and Summarizing Data
2.1 Organizing Qualitative Data
2.2 Organizing Quantitative Data: The Popular Displays
2.3 Additional Displays of Quantitative Data
2.4 Graphical Misrepresentations of Data
Chapter 2 Review
Chapter Test
Making an Informed Decision: Tables or Graphs?
Case Study: The Day the Sky Roared

3. Numerically Summarizing Data
3.1 Measures of Central Tendency
3.2 Measures of Dispersion
3.3 Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion from Grouped Data
3.4 Measures of Position and Outliers
3.5 The Five-Number Summary and Boxplots
Chapter 3 Review
Chapter Test
Making an Informed Decision: What Car Should I Buy?
Case Study: Who Was "A Mourner"?

4. Describing the Relation between Two Variables
4.1 Scatter Diagrams and Correlation
4.2 Least-Squares Regression
4.3 Diagnostics on the Least-Squares Regression Line
4.4 Contingency Tables and Association
4.5 Nonlinear Regression: Transformations (online) 4-1
Chapter 4 Review
Chapter Test
Making an Informed Decision: Relationships among Variables on a World Scale
Case Study: Thomas Malthus, Population, and Subsistence

III: PROBABILITY AND PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTIONS
5. Probability
5.1 Probability Rules
5.2 The Addition Rule and Complements
5.3 Independence and the Multiplication Rule
5.4 Conditional Probability and the General Multiplication Rule
5.5 Counting Techniques
5.6 Putting It Together: Which Method Do I Use?
5.7 Bayes's Rule (online) 5-1
Chapter 5 Review
Chapter Test
Making an Informed Decision: The Effects of Drinking and Driving
Case Study: The Case of the Body in the Bag

6. Discrete Probability Distributions
6.1 Discrete Random Variables
6.2 The Binomial Probability Distribution
6.3 The Poisson Probability Distribution
6.4 The Hypergeometric Probability Distribution (online) 6-1
Chapter 6 Review
Chapter Test
Making an Informed Decision: Should We Convict?
Case Study: The Voyage of the St. Andrew

7. The Normal Probability Distribution
7.1 Properties of the Normal Distribution
7.2 Applications of the Normal Distribution
7.3 Assessing Normality
7.4 The Normal Approximation to the Binomial Probability Distribution
Chapter 7 Review
Chapter Test
Making an Informed Decision: Stock Picking
Case Study: A Tale of Blood Chemistry
Inference: From Samples to Population

IV: INFERENCE: FROM SAMPLES TO POPULATION
8. Sampling Distributions
8.1 Distribution of the Sample Mean
8.2 Distribution of the Sample Proportion
Chapter 8 Review
Chapter Test
Making an Informed Decision: How Much Time Do You Spend in a Day...?
Case Study: Sampling Distribution of the Median

9. Estimating the Value of a Parameter
9.1 Estimating a Population Proportion
9.2 Estimating a Population Mean
9.3 Estimating a Population Standard Deviation
9.4 Putting It Together: Which Procedure Do I Use?
9.5 Estimating with Bootstrapping
Chapter 9 Review
Chapter Test
Making an Informed Decision: How Much Should I Spend for this House?
Case Study: Fire-Safe Cigarettes

10. Hypothesis Tests Regarding a Parameter
10.1 The Language of Hypothesis Testing
10.2 Hypothesis Tests for a Population Proportion
10.3 Hypothesis Tests for a Population Mean
10.4 Hypothesis Tests for a Population Standard Deviation
10.5 Putting It Together: Which Method Do I Use?
10.6 The Probability of a Type II Error and the Power of the Test
Chapter 10 Review
Chapter Test
Making an Informed Decision: Selecting a Mutual Fund
Case Study: How Old Is Stonehenge?

11. Inferences on Two Samples
11.1 Inference about Two Population Proportions
11.2 Inference about Two Means: Dependent Samples
11.3 Inference about Two Means: Independent Samples
11.4 Inference about Two Population Standard Deviations
11.5 Putting It Together: Which Method Do I Use?
Chapter 11 Review
Chapter Test
Making an Informed Decision: Which Car Should I Buy?
Case Study: Control in the Design of an Experiment

12. Inference on Categorical Data
12.1 Goodness-of-Fit Test
12.2 Tests for Independence and the Homogeneity of Proportions
12.3 Inference about Two Population Proportions: Dependent Samples
Chapter 12 Review
Chapter Test
Making an Informed Decision: Benefits of College
Case Study: Feeling Lucky? Well, Are You?

13. Comparing Three or More Means
13.1 Comparing Three or More Means (One-Way Analysis of Variance)
13.2 Post Hoc Tests on One-Way Analysis of Variance
13.3 The Randomized Complete Block Design
13.4 Two-Way Analysis of Variance
Chapter 13 Review
Chapter Test
Making an Informed Decision: Where Should I Invest?
Case Study: Hat Size and Intelligence

14. Inference on the Least-Squares Regression Model and Multiple Regression
14.1 Testing the Significance of the Least-Squares Regression Model
14.2 Confidence and Prediction Intervals
14.3 Introduction to Multiple Regression
14.4 Interaction and Dummy Variables
14.5 Polynomial Regression
14.6 Building a Regression Model
Chapter 14 Review
Chapter Test
Making an Informed Decision: Buying a Home
Case Study: Housing Boom

15. Nonparametric Statistics
15.1 An Overview of Nonparametric Statistics
15.2 Runs Test for Randomness
15.3 Inferences about Measures of Central Tendency
15.4 Inferences about the Difference between Two Medians: Dependent Samples
15.5 Inferences about the Difference between Two Medians: Independent Samples
15.6 Spearman's Rank-Correlation Test
15.7 Kruskal - Wallis Test
Chapter 15 Review
Chapter Test
Making an Informed Decision: Where Should I Live?
Case Study: Evaluating Alabama's 1891 House Bill 504.

Appendix A: Tables
Appendix B: Lines (online)
Photo Credits
Answers
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 easy-to-use 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 4-month term. We will charge your payment method each month until your 4-month term has ended. After that, we'll automatically renew your subscription and charge you on a month-to-month basis unless you turn off auto-renewal in My account.

When you purchase a Pearson+ subscription, it will last a minimum of 4 months, and then automatically renew each month thereafter unless you turn off auto-renew in My account.

If you want to stop your subscription at the end of your 4-month term, simply turn off auto-renew from My account. 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 auto-renew 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.