Elementary Statistics: Picturing the World, 7th edition

  • Ron Larson, 
  • Betsy Farber

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Elementary Statistics makes statistics approachable with stepped-out instruction and real-life examples and exercises. The strategic interplay of theory, pedagogy and design will help you master concepts and use statistics to describe and think about the world.

Published by Pearson (August 17th 2021) - Copyright © 2019

ISBN-13: 9780137504329

Subject: Introductory Statistics

Category: Elementary Statistics: Picturing the World

Table of contents

Table of Contents


  1. Introduction to Statistics
    • 1.1 An Overview of Statistics
    • 1.2 Data Classification
    • 1.3 Data Collection and Experimental Design
  2. Descriptive Statistics
    • 2.1 Frequency Distributions and Their Graphs
    • 2.2 More Graphs and Displays
    • 2.3 Measures of Central Tendency
    • 2.4 Measures of Variation
    • 2.5 Measures of Position


  1. Probability
    • 3.1 Basic Concepts of Probability and Counting
    • 3.2 Conditional Probability and the Multiplication Rule
    • 3.3 The Addition Rule
    • 3.4 Additional Topics in Probability and Counting
  2. Discrete Probability Distributions
    • 4.1 Probability Distributions
    • 4.2 Binomial Distributions
    • 4.3 More Discrete Probability Distributions
  3. Normal Probability Distributions
    • 5.1 Introduction to Normal Distributions and the Standard Normal Distribution
    • 5.2 Normal Distributions: Finding Probabilities
    • 5.3 Normal Distributions: Finding Values
    • 5.4 Sampling Distributions and the Central Limit Theorem
    • 5.5 Normal Approximations to Binomial Distributions


  1. Confidence Intervals
    • 6.1 Confidence Intervals for the Mean (S Known)
    • 6.2 Confidence Intervals for the Mean (S Unknown)
    • 6.3 Confidence Intervals for Population Proportions
    • 6.4 Confidence Intervals for Variance and Standard Deviation
  2. Hypothesis Testing with One Sample
    • 7.1 Introduction to Hypothesis Testing
    • 7.2 Hypothesis Testing for the Mean (S Known)
    • 7.3 Hypothesis Testing for the Mean (S Unknown)
    • 7.4 Hypothesis Testing for Proportions
    • 7.5 Hypothesis Testing for Variance and Standard Deviation
  3. Hypothesis Testing with Two Samples
    • 8.1 Testing the Difference Between Means (Independent Samples, S1 and S2 Known)
    • 8.2 Testing the Difference Between Means (Independent Samples, S1 and S2 Unknown)
    • 8.3 Testing the Difference Between Means (Dependent Samples)
    • 8.4 Testing the Difference Between Proportions


  1. Correlation and Regression
    • 9.1 Correlation
    • 9.2 Linear Regression
    • 9.3 Measures of Regression and Prediction Intervals
    • 9.4 Multiple Regression
  2. Chi-Square Tests and the F-Distribution
    • 10.1 Goodness-of-Fit Test
    • 10.2 Independence
    • 10.3 Comparing Two Variances
    • 10.4 Analysis of Variance
  3. Nonparametric Tests (Web Only)*
    • 11.1 The Sign Test
    • 11.2 The Wilcoxon Tests
    • 11.3 The Kruskal-Wallis Test
    • 11.4 Rank Correlation
    • 11.5 The Runs Test

* Available at www.pearson.com/math-stats-resources and in MyLab Statistics.


  • Appendix A: Alternative Presentation of the Standard Normal Distribution
  • Appendix B: Tables
  • Appendix C: Normal Probability Plots

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