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Chance Encounters : A First Course in Data Analysis and Inference - C. J. Wild

Chance Encounters

A First Course in Data Analysis and Inference

Hardcover Published: 16th November 1999
ISBN: 9780471329367
Number Of Pages: 632

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A text for the non-majors introductory statistics service course. The chapters--including Web site material--can be organized for one or two semester sequences; algrebra is the mathematics prerequisite. Web site chapters on quality control, time series, plus business applications regularly throughout the work make it suitable for business statistics courses on some campuses. The text combines lucid and statistically engaging exposition, graphic and poignantly applied examples, realistic exercise settings to take student past the mechanics of introductory-level statistical techniques into the realm of practical data analysis and inference-based problem solving.

"...a superb book....Wild & Seber have now raised the standard of introductory textbooks another notch." (Australian & New Zealand, 2000)

What Is Statistics?

Tools for Exploring Univariate Data.

Exploratory Tools for Relationships.

Probabilities and Proportions.

Discrete Random Variables.

Continuous Random Variables.

Sampling Distributions of Estimates.

Confidence Intervals.

Significance Testing: Using Data to Test Hypotheses.

Data on a Continuous Variable.

Tables of Counts.

Relationships between Quantitative Variables: Regression and Correlation.

Control Charts.

Time Series.



Answers to Selected Problems.


ISBN: 9780471329367
ISBN-10: 0471329363
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 632
Published: 16th November 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.8 x 21.2  x 3.66
Weight (kg): 1.38
Edition Number: 1

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