By David S. Moore, William I. Notz
This can be a facts publication for readers drawn to rules instead of method. It offers, in a non-technical shape, an important statistical thoughts as they're utilized in public coverage, the human sciences, and daily life. it really is designed to provide non-mathematical readers severe perception into the makes use of and misuses of numbers and quantitative arguments, that are more and more regular in fields starting from sociology to medication to literary research. The aim isn't to coach statisticians, yet to give facts as a great tool for transparent pondering in own lifestyles. The 3rd variation has been revised and up-to-date, putting extra emphasis on giving scholars hands-on event with facts. Chapters four and five were reorganized right into a extra logical association. Many new examples and routines were further.
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Is the poll a sample survey, census, or experiment? 2. What is the population of interest? 3. What are the individuals in the poll? 15 Chapter 1 Exercises 4. For each individual, what variable is measured? 5. Does this variable take numerical values? 2, see page 13. 3 Miles per gallon. Here is a small part of a data set that describes the fuel economy (in miles per gallon) of 2008 model motor vehicles: Make and model .. BMW 328ci BMW 325ci Buick LaCrosse Chevrolet TrailBlazer .. Vehicle type Transmission type Subcompact car Subcompact car Midsize car Sport utility vehicle (2WD) Automatic Manual Automatic Automatic Number of cylinders City mpg Highway mpg 6 6 6 6 19 18 17 14 28 28 28 20 (a) What are the individuals in this data set?
The ﬁrst says what major a student has chosen. The second variable gives the student’s total points out of 500 for the course, and the third records the grade received. Statistics deals with numbers, but not all variables are numerical. Of the three variables in the professor’s data set, only total points has numbers as its values. To do statistics with the other variables, we use counts or percentages. We might give the percentage of students who got an A, for example, or the percentage who are psychology majors.
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Statistics: Concepts and Controversies with Tables & ESEE Access Card, 7th Edition by David S. Moore, William I. Notz