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AuthorRossman, Allan J. author
TitleWorkshop Statistics [electronic resource] : Discovery with Data and Minitabยฎ / by Allan J. Rossman, Beth L. Chance
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 1998
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-2926-9
Descript XXVIII, 486 p. online resource

SUMMARY

Shorn of all subtlety and led naked out of the protecยญ tive fold of educational research literature, there comes a sheepish little fact: lectures don't work nearly as well as many of us would like to think. -George Cobb (1992) This book contains activities that guide students to discover statistical concepts, explore statistical principles, and apply statistical techniques. Students work toward these goals through the analysis of genuine data and through interยญ action with one another, with their instructor, and with technology. Providing a one-semester introduction to fundamental ideas of statistics for college and advanced high school students, Warkshop Statistics is designed for courses that employ an interactive learning environment by replacing lectures with handsยญ on activities. The text contains enough expository material to stand alone, but it can also be used to supplement a more traditional textbook. Some distinguishing features of Workshop Statistics are its emphases on active learning, conceptual understanding, genuine data, and the use of technology. The following sections of this preface elaborate on each of these aspects and also describe the unusual organizational structure of this text


CONTENT

Unit I Exploring Data: Distributions -- Topic 1 Data and Variables I -- Topic 2 Data and Variables II -- Topic 3 Displaying and Describing Distributions -- Topic 4 Measures of Center -- Topic 5 Measures of Spread -- Topic 6 Comparing Distributions -- Unit II Exploring Data: Relationships -- Topic 7 Graphical Displays of Association -- Topic 8 Correlation Coefficient -- Topic 9 Least Squares Regression I -- Topic 10 Least Squares Regression II -- Topic 11 Relationships with Categorical Variables -- Unit III Randomness -- Topic 12 Random Sampling -- Topic 13 Sampling Distributions I: Confidence -- Topic 14 Sampling Distributions II: Significance -- Topic 15 Normal Distributions -- Topic 16 Central Limit Theorem -- Unit IV Inference from Data: Principles -- Topic 17 Confidence Intervals I -- Topic 18 Confidence Intervals II -- Topic 19 Tests of Significance I -- Topic 20 Tests of Significance II -- Unit V Inference from Data: Comparisons -- Topic 21 Designing Experiments -- Topic 22 Comparing Two Proportions I -- Topic 23 Comparing Two Proportions II -- Unit VI Inference from Data: Measurements -- Topic 24 Inference for a Population Mean I -- Topic 25 Inference for a Population Mean II -- Topic 26 Comparing Two Means -- Table I: Standard Normal Probabilities -- Table II: t-Distribution Critical Values -- Appendix A: Overview of Minitab -- Appendix B: Student Glossary -- Appendix C: Listings of Hypothetical Data Sets -- Appendix D: Sources for Data Sets


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