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Statistics 101, from data analysis and predictive modeling to measuring distribution and determining probability, your essential guide to statistics, David Borman

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Statistics 101, from data analysis and predictive modeling to measuring distribution and determining probability, your essential guide to statistics, David Borman
Language
eng
Illustrations
illustrationsplatesportraits
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Statistics 101
Oclc number
1015825098
Responsibility statement
David Borman
Series statement
Adams 101
Sub title
from data analysis and predictive modeling to measuring distribution and determining probability, your essential guide to statistics
Summary
From understanding the percentage probability that it will rain later today, to evaluating your risk of a health problem, or the fluctuations in the stock market, statistics impact our lives in a variety of ways, and are vital to a variety of careers and fields of practice. Unfortunately, most statistics text books just make us want to take a snooze, but with Statistics 101, you'll learn the basics of statistics in a way that is both easy-to-understand and apply. From learning the theory of probability and different kinds of distribution concepts, to identifying data patterns and graphing and presenting precise findings, this essential guide can help turn statistical math from scary and complicated, to easy and fun.--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
The basics of statistics -- How statistics are used -- Key points of statistical analytics -- Mixing up the test -- Knowing the quality of your data -- Modeling risk, measuring samples, and predicting -- Frequency distributions -- Dot plots, bar charts, histograms, frequency polygons -- More ways to see numbers-based data -- The mean, the median, and the mode -- The range and interquartile range -- Mean deviations and variations -- The law of large numbers -- Empirical probability and subjective probability -- Yes or no -- Basics of probability distributions -- Analyzing probability distributions -- The roll of the dice -- Normal distribution -- The central limit theorem -- Outliers on the bell curve -- Limited and unlimited data -- Variance as a measure of risk -- Size matters -- Measuring distribution -- What are confidence intervals? -- Measuring confidence intervals -- The basics of hypothesis testing -- Taking it to the next level -- Measuring large sample population proportions -- The hypothesis test -- Patterns in data -- Predicting the future -- The T-distribution -- Groups of data -- Tests for two populations -- Statistics in academic research -- Getting good data -- A regression example -- What regression data tables tell us -- Determining the causes -- Chi-square distribution -- Anova basics -- Anova at work -- Quantitative research design -- Quality of the data -- Quantity and sourcing of the data -- Appropriate survey design -- The ethics of statistics -- Big data, supercomputers, and artificial intelligence
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