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AuthorScheaffer, Richard L. author
TitleActivity-Based Statistics [electronic resource] : Student Guide / by Richard L. Scheaffer, Ann Watkins, Mrudulla Gnanadesikan, Jeffrey A. Witmer
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 1996
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-3843-8
Descript XI, 252 p. 211 illus. online resource

SUMMARY

This book presents a collection of hands-on activities for students taking introductory statistics, and is designed to engage the student as a participant in the learning process. Intended as a lab manual and organized around the major topics covered in most introductory courses, this book contains more activities than can possibly be covered in one course, allowing flexibility for individual course requirements. Packaged in an inexpensive paperback format, the pages are perforated and 3-hole punched for easy removal of individual activities. The 50+ experiments, models, and simulations included in this book are explained succinctly, giving students a clear description of the activities without extra reading. Many activities are compatible with technology


CONTENT

Exploring Data -- Getting to Know the Class -- Measurement Bias -- The Shape of the Data -- Matching Graphs to Variables -- Matching Statistics to Graphs -- Let Us Count -- Getting Rid of the Jitters: Finding the Trend -- Flick the Nick: Observing Processes Over Time -- Ratings and Ranks -- Predictable Pairs: Association in Two Way Tables -- Matching Descriptions to Scatter Plots -- Random Behavior -- Whatโ{128}{153}s the Chance? Dependent and Independent Trials -- What Is Random Behavior? -- Streaky Behavior: Runs in Binomial Trials -- The Law of Averages -- Counting Successes: A General Simulation Model -- Waiting for Reggie Jackson: The Geometric Distribution -- Sampling Distributions -- Spinning Pennies -- Cents and the Central Limit Theorem -- The Law of Large Numbers and the Central Limit Theorem -- Sampling -- Random Rectangles -- Stringing Students Along: Selection Bias -- Estimation -- Sampling Error and Estimation -- Estimating Proportions: How Accurate Are the Polls? -- What Is a Confidence Interval Anyway? -- Confidence Intervals for the Percentage of Even Digits -- The Rating Game -- Capture/Recapture -- Randomized Response Sampling: How to Ask Sensitive Questions -- Estimating the Difference Between Two Proportions -- The Bootstrap -- Estimating the Total of a Restaurant Bill: Bias in Estimation -- How Many Tanks? -- Estimating a Total -- Hypothesis Testing Experiments -- Statistical Evidence of Discrimination: The Randomization Test -- Is Your Class Differently Aged? The Chi-Square Test -- Coins on Edge -- Experiments -- Jumping Frogs -- How to Ask Questions: Designing a Survey -- Gummy Bears in Space: Factorial Designs and Interaction -- Funnel Swirling -- Modeling -- Models, Models, Models... -- The Regression Effect -- Is Your Shirt Size Related to Your Shoe Size? -- Relating to Correlation -- Projects -- Theme: Exploring Data and Improving Quality -- Application: Improved Payment Processing in a Utilities Firm -- Theme: Sample Survey -- Application 1: A Typical Election Poll -- Application 2: The Nielsens -- Theme: Experiment -- Application: Does Aspirin Help Prevent Heart Attacks? The Physicianโ{128}{153}s Health Study -- Theme: Modeling -- Application: Body Composition


Mathematics Probabilities Statistics Mathematics Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes Statistics general



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