Higher Education

Internet Companion for Statistics, 2nd Edition

  • includes InfoTrac® 2-Semester Printed Access Card
  • Michael D. Larsen University of Chicago
  • ISBN-10: 0495110825  |  ISBN-13: 9780495110828
  • 140 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2004
  • © 2007 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $51.25

About

Overview

As the catalog of resources on the Internet grows, the opportunities for learning expand, as do the difficulty of evaluating Websites. THE INTERNET COMPANION FOR STATISTICS, Second Edition, provides educators and students with an organized, clear, and reliable interface to the Internet. An excellent accompaniment to a main text, this book includes numerous examples and exercises that refer to motivating online material related directly to specific topics covered in the introductory statistics course. Helpful exercises include numerical, short answer, and expository problems related to the appropriate Websites as listed in the book. On the accompanying Book Companion Website, you will find regularly updated links, as well as additional resources for quickly and effectively integrating the Internet into your Introductory Statistics course. Access to the website is also available using the Student's Suite CD-ROMs that accompany many of our bestselling introductory statistics titles.

Features and Benefits

  • This text covers four major topics of statistics: 1) Descriptive Statistics; 2) Probability; 3) Research Design; and 4) Statistical Inference.
  • The modules in the text follow a consistent format. After a summary of each topic, the book presents links to websites for students to explore, as well as study questions based on completing an activity on the Website.
  • To facilitate students' conceptual development of statistics, the book presents Websites that involve the exploration of data and interpretation of output, rather than computation and the memorization of formulas.
  • There are two types of exercises in the text, both of which are linked to a Website. The first type of exercise helps students read or access a Website; the second type is more open-ended and asks students to write about a concept and discuss what they learned in exploring that particular Website.
  • Consistent with ideas of authentic assessment, the book's assignments ask students to look at specific material (e.g., a newspaper article, dataset, or Website) and report based on numerical and statistical information.
  • A fully functional and completely updated Book Companion Website includes the links to additional Websites (including interactive sites and sites that perform simulations), research articles, and datasets.
  • The book is completely integrated with InfoTrac College Edition, giving students access to over 4,000 periodicals and tens of thousands of journal articles and popular press items.

Table of Contents

Preface.
Purpose of Book.
How to Use the Book.
Outline of Book and Online Material.
1. MEASUREMENTS ON ONE QUANTITATIVE VARIABLE.
Center. Spread. Transformations. Examples.
2. MEASUREMENTS ON TWO QUANTITATIVE VARIABLES.
Scatterplots. Correlation. Regression. Transformations.
3. CATEGORICAL DATA.
One Variable on Two or More Groups. Two or More Variables. Simpson's Paradox.
4. RESEARCH DESIGNS.
Experiments. Surveys, Including Opinion Polls. Observational Studies. Examples.
5. PROBABILITY.
Sets and Long Run Relative Frequency. Probability Rules. Conditional Probability and Bayes' Theorem. Birthday Problem. Monte Hall Problem. Card Problems.
6. RANDOM VARIABLES AND PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTIONS.
Binomial, Geometric, Poisson, Normal and Other Random Variables.
7. SAMPLING DISTRIBUTIONS.
General Sampling Distributions. Law of Large Numbers. Central Limit Theorem.
8. CONFIDENCE INTERVALS.
Inference for a Single Mean. Inference Concerning Two Means. Inference for a Single Proportion. Inference Concerning Two Proportions.
9. HYPOTHESIS TESTING.
Inference for a Single Mean. Inference Concerning Two Means. Inference for a Single Proportion. Inference Concerning Two Proportions. Inference Concerning Tables of Counts.
10. CORRELATION AND REGRESSION.
Inference for correlation and regression coefficients.
11. ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE.
One-way and two-way ANOVA.
12. NONPARAMETRIC STATISTICS.
Sign tests and rank-based tests.
13. CASE STUDIES.
14. INDEXES, WEBSITES, AND COURSE OUTLINES.

What's New

  • Case studies have been integrated into each chapter to add continuity and to increase the experience of using statistics in research.
  • Course outlines have been added to help integrate web problems into everyday class lectures.
  • New, easy-to-follow instruction on how to use the applets has been added.
  • A chapter on analysis of variance has been added.

Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

InfoTrac® 2-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495220663 | ISBN-13: 9780495220664)

Save time, save money—and eliminate the trek to the library and long waits for reserved readings with InfoTrac® College Edition, an online university library of more than 5,000 academic and popular magazines, newspapers, and journals.

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Student Supplements

InfoTrac® 2-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495220663 | ISBN-13: 9780495220664)

Save time, save money—and eliminate the trek to the library and long waits for reserved readings with InfoTrac® College Edition, an online university library of more than 5,000 academic and popular magazines, newspapers, and journals.

List Price = $35.00  | CengageBrain Price = $35.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $35.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Michael D. Larsen

Michael Larsen (Ph.D. Harvard) is an Assistant Professor in the Statistics department at Iowa State University. He has also taught statistics at Stanford, Harvard, and the University of Chicago, and has worked as a research associate for the U.S. Census Bureau, National Opinion Research Center, the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics, and the Gallup Organization.