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Elementary Statistics, 9th edition

  • Neil A. Weiss

Published by Pearson (January 7th 2015) - Copyright © 2016

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Elementary Statistics

ISBN-13: 9780321989390

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Weiss’s Elementary Statistics, Ninth Edition, is the ideal textbook for introductory statistics classes that emphasize statistical reasoning and critical thinking. Comprehensive in its coverage, Weiss’s meticulous style offers careful, detailed explanations to ease the learning process. With more than 850 data sets and over 2,350 exercises, this text takes a data-driven approach that encourages students to apply their knowledge and develop statistical understanding.


This text contains parallel presentation of critical-value and p-value approaches to hypothesis testing. This unique design allows the flexibility to concentrate on one approach or the opportunity for greater depth in comparing the two.


KEY TOPICS: Introduction; The Nature of Statistics; Descriptive Statistics; Organizing Data; Descriptive Measures; Probability, Random Variables, and Sampling Distributions; Probability Concepts; Discrete Random Variables; The Normal Distribution; The Sampling Distribution of the Sample Mean; Inferential Statistics; Confidence Intervals for One Population Mean; Hypothesis Tests for One Population Mean; Inferences for Two Population Means; Inferences for Population Standard Deviations; Inferences for Population Proportions; Chi-Square Procedures; Regression, Correlation, and ANOVA; Descriptive Methods in Regression and Correlation; Inferential Methods in Regression and Correlation; Analysis of Variance (ANOVA); Multiple Regression and Model Building; Experimental Design and ANOVA; Multiple Regression Analysis; Model Building in Regression; Design of Experiments and Analysis of Variance


MARKET: For all readers interested in statistics.


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Table of contents



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PART I: Introduction


1. The Nature of Statistics

            Case Study: Top Films of All Time

1.1 Statistics Basics

1.2 Simple Random Sampling

1.3 Other Sampling Designs∗

1.4 Experimental Designs∗

            Chapter in Review

            Review Problems

            Focusing on Data Analysis

            Case Study Discussion



PART II: Descriptive Statistics


2. Organizing Data

            Case Study: World’s Richest People

2.1 Variables and Data

2.2 Organizing Qualitative Data

2.3 Organizing Quantitative Data

2.4 Distribution Shapes

2.5 Misleading Graphs∗

            Chapter in Review

            Review Problems

            Focusing on Data Analysis

            Case Study Discussion



3. Descriptive Measures

            Case Study: The Beatles’ Song Length

3.1 Measures of Center

3.2 Measures of Variation

3.3 Chebyshev’s Rule and the Empirical Rule∗

3.4 The Five-Number Summary; Boxplots

3.5 Descriptive Measures for Populations; Use of


            Chapter in Review

            Review Problems

            Focusing on Data Analysis

            Case Study Discussion



4. Descriptive Methods in Regression and Correlation

            Case Study: Healthcare: Spending and Outcomes

4.1 Linear Equations with One Independent Variable

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