STATISTICS: LEARNING FROM DATA, by respected and successful author Roxy Peck, resolves common problems faced by learners of elementary statistics with an innovative approach. Peck tackles the areas learners struggle with most--probability, hypothesis testing, and selecting an appropriate method of analysis--unlike any book on the market. Probability coverage is based on current research that shows how users best learn the subject. Two unique chapters, one on statistical inference and another on learning from experiment data, address two common areas of confusion: choosing a particular inference method and using inference methods with experimental data. Supported by learning objectives, real-data examples and exercises, and technology notes, this brand new book guides readers in gaining conceptual understanding, mechanical proficiency, and the ability to put knowledge into practice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Probability and Statistics for Science and Engineering with Examples in R teaches students how to use R software to obtain summary statistics, calculate probabilities and quantiles, find confidence intervals, and conduct statistical testing. The first chapter introduces methods for describing statistics. Over the course of the subsequent eight chapters students will learn about probability, discrete and continuous distributions, multiple random variables, point estimation and testing, and inferences based on one and two samples. The book features a comprehensive table for each type of test to help students choose appropriate statistical tests and confidence intervals. Based on years of classroom experience and extensively class-tested, Probability and Statistics for Science and Engineering with Examples in R is designed for one-semester courses in probability and statistics, and specifically for students in the natural sciences or engineering. The material is also suitable for business and economics students who have studied calculus. Hongshik Ahn holds a Ph.D. in statistics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Dr. Ahn is currently a professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at Stony Brook University. He worked at National Center for Toxicological Research, FDA before joining Stony Brook University. Recently he served as the vice president of SUNY Korea. His research interests include tree-structured regression and classification, bioinformatics, generalized linear modeling, and risk assessment. Dr. Ahn has been working on NIH grants on various biostatistical and medical researches. He has been published in three book chapters and over 60 peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Ahn also published a book entitled Mathematical Analysis of Genesis, from Shinil Books.
Stephen Kokoska combines a traditional, classic approach to teaching statistics with contemporary examples, pedagogical features, and prose that will appeal to today’s student. Kokoska emphasises statistical inference and decision making throughout. His fresh yet practical way to help students understand statistics is balanced by a logic that speaks to the teaching style of many instructors. The textbook has been extensively reviewed and class tested and feedback from instructors and students has shaped it throughout its development. Author Steve Kokoska blends solid mathematics with lucid writing to create a text that illustrates statistical concepts by using a stepped problem-solving approach. His textbook helps students understand the process of basic statistical arguments, a skill that will help them in their coursework and as they enter a life beyond academics. Introductory Statistics is available with SaplingPlus. Within SaplingPlus, you’ll have access to an interactive ebook (available on and offline) along with questions, quizzes and targeted feedback to help you achieve success in your course.
Written to appeal to students and instructors who appreciate statistics for its precision and logic, Introductory Statistics: A Problem-Solving Approach helps students learn statistical concepts by using a stepped problem-solving approach. After completing an introductory statistics course with this textbook, students should understand the process of basic statistical arguments. They should grasp the importance of assumptions and be able to follow valid arguments or identify inaccurate conclusions. Most importantly, they should understand the process of statistical inference. The philosophy of this text is simple: statistics is often hard for students, and in order to understand concepts, the material must be presented in an orderly, precise, friendly manner. It must be easy to read and follow, and there must be numerous examples and exercises. The text aims to be easy-to-read, down-to-earth, systematic, and methodical. Each new idea builds upon concepts presented earlier. A touch of humor is important, especially for many students who are afraid of, and even dislike, mathematics and statistics.
Author: Peter Bruce
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Release Date: 2017-05-10
Statistical methods are a key part of of data science, yet very few data scientists have any formal statistics training. Courses and books on basic statistics rarely cover the topic from a data science perspective. This practical guide explains how to apply various statistical methods to data science, tells you how to avoid their misuse, and gives you advice on what's important and what's not. Many data science resources incorporate statistical methods but lack a deeper statistical perspective. If you’re familiar with the R programming language, and have some exposure to statistics, this quick reference bridges the gap in an accessible, readable format. With this book, you’ll learn: Why exploratory data analysis is a key preliminary step in data science How random sampling can reduce bias and yield a higher quality dataset, even with big data How the principles of experimental design yield definitive answers to questions How to use regression to estimate outcomes and detect anomalies Key classification techniques for predicting which categories a record belongs to Statistical machine learning methods that “learn” from data Unsupervised learning methods for extracting meaning from unlabeled data
Author: David Diez
Release Date: 2015-05-10
The OpenIntro project was founded in 2009 to improve the quality and availability of education by producing exceptional books and teaching tools that are free to use and easy to modify. We feature real data whenever possible, and files for the entire textbook are freely available at openintro.org.The future for OpenIntro depends on the involvement and enthusiasm of our community. Visit our website, openintro.org. We provide free videos, statistical software labs, lecture slides, course management tools, and many other helpful resources.
Introduction to Statistical Investigations leads students to learn about the process of conducting statistical investigations from data collection, to exploring data, to statistical inference, to drawing appropriate conclusions. The text is designed for a one-semester introductory statistics course. It focuses on genuine research studies, active learning, and effective use of technology. Simulations and randomization tests introduce statistical inference, yielding a strong conceptual foundation that bridges students to theory-based inference approaches. Repetition allows students to see the logic and scope of inference. This implementation follows the GAISE recommendations endorsed by the American Statistical Association.
Unlike most probability textbooks, which are only truly accessible to mathematically-oriented students, Ward and Gundlach’s Introduction to Probability reaches out to a much wider introductory-level audience. Its conversational style, highly visual approach, practical examples, and step-by-step problem solving procedures help all kinds of students understand the basics of probability theory and its broad applications. The book was extensively class-tested through its preliminary edition, to make it even more effective at building confidence in students who have viable problem-solving potential but are not fully comfortable in the culture of mathematics.
Author: Robert A. Stine
Release Date: 2017-01-02
Genre: Business & Economics
For one- and two-semester courses in introductory business statistics. Understand Business. Understand Data. The 3rd Edition of Statistics for Business: Decision Making and Analysis emphasizes an application-based approach, in which readers learn how to work with data to make decisions. In this contemporary presentation of business statistics, readers learn how to approach business decisions through a 4M Analytics decision making strategy-motivation, method, mechanics and message-to better understand how a business context motivates the statistical process and how the results inform a course of action. Each chapter includes hints on using Excel, Minitab Express, and JMP for calculations, pointing the reader in the right direction to get started with analysis of data. Also available with MyLab Statistics MyLab(tm) Statistics from Pearson is the world's leading online resource for teaching and learning statistics; it integrates interactive homework, assessment, and media in a flexible, easy-to-use format. MyLab Statistics is a course management system that helps individual students succeed. It provides engaging experiences that personalize, stimulate, and measure learning for each student. Tools are embedded to make it easy to integrate statistical software into the course. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab(tm)does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab, search for: 013450867X / 9780134508672 Statistics for Business: Decision Making and Analysis Plus MyLab Statistics with Pearson eText Package consists of: 0134497163 / 9780134497167 Statistics for Business: Decision Making and Analysis 032192147X / 9780321921475 MyLab Statistics for Business Statistics -- Glue-In Access Card 0321929713 / 9780321929716 MyLab Statistics for Business Statistics Sticker
Author: Robert H. Riffenburgh
Publisher: Academic Press
Release Date: 2012-08-13
Statistics in Medicine, Third Edition makes medical statistics easy to understand by students, practicing physicians, and researchers. The book begins with databases from clinical medicine and uses such data to give multiple worked-out illustrations of every method. The text opens with how to plan studies from conception to publication and what to do with your data, and follows with step-by-step instructions for biostatistical methods from the simplest levels (averages, bar charts) progressively to the more sophisticated methods now being seen in medical articles (multiple regression, noninferiority testing). Examples are given from almost every medical specialty and from dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, and health care management. A preliminary guide is given to tailor sections of the text to various lengths of biostatistical courses. User-friendly format includes medical examples, step-by-step methods, and check-yourself exercises appealing to readers with little or no statistical background, across medical and biomedical disciplines Facilitates stand-alone methods rather than a required sequence of reading and references to prior text Covers trial randomization, treatment ethics in medical research, imputation of missing data, evidence-based medical decisions, how to interpret medical articles, noninferiority testing, meta-analysis, screening number needed to treat, and epidemiology Fills the gap left in all other medical statistics books between the reader’s knowledge of how to go about research and the book’s coverage of how to analyze results of that research New in this Edition: New chapters on planning research, managing data and analysis, Bayesian statistics, measuring association and agreement, and questionnaires and surveys New sections on what tests and descriptive statistics to choose, false discovery rate, interim analysis, bootstrapping, Bland-Altman plots, Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC), and Deming regression Expanded coverage on probability, statistical methods and tests relatively new to medical research, ROC curves, experimental design, and survival analysis 35 Databases in Excel format used in the book and can be downloaded and transferred into whatever format is needed along with PowerPoint slides of figures, tables, and graphs from the book included on the companion site, http://www.elsevierdirect.com/companion.jsp?ISBN=9780123848642 Medical subject index offers additional search capabilities
Written for students with basic experience in college algebra and applied calculus, Fundamentals of Statistical Thinking: Tools and Applications familiarizes readers with fundamental concepts in statistical thinking in order to prepare them for specialized management courses such as econometrics and quantitative analysis. The book is organized into four sections, each of which focuses on a common tool used in application. Chapters 1 through 4 discuss data analysis and summaries, with an emphasis on descriptive statistics and visualization. In Chapters 5 through 8 students learn about probability models and sampling distributions. Chapters 9 and 10 deal with statistical inferences, while Chapters 11 and 12 provide further applications for categorical data and simple linear regression models. Graphical illustrations support the written text and each chapter concludes with a visual summary. Rooted in over ten years of classroom experience at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, Fundamentals of Statistical Thinking helps readers understand the importance of the main technical tools of statistical decision making, and explains when they can most appropriately be used for applied studies. Yuly Koshevnik earned his Ph.D. in mathematical statistics at Moscow State University. Dr. Koshevnik worked as associate professor of statistical sciences at Southern Methodist University (1991-1996) and is currently a faculty member in the mathematical sciences department at the University of Texas, Dallas where he teaches courses in statistical decision making and probability and statistics for management and economics as well as in actuarial science.
Author: Bhisham C. Gupta
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-03-06
Introducing the tools of statistics and probability from the ground up An understanding of statistical tools is essential for engineers and scientists who often need to deal with data analysis over the course of their work. Statistics and Probability with Applications for Engineers and Scientists walks readers through a wide range of popular statistical techniques, explaining step-by-step how to generate, analyze, and interpret data for diverse applications in engineering and the natural sciences. Unique among books of this kind, Statistics and Probability with Applications for Engineers and Scientists covers descriptive statistics first, then goes on to discuss the fundamentals of probability theory. Along with case studies, examples, and real-world data sets, the book incorporates clear instructions on how to use the statistical packages Minitab® and Microsoft® Office Excel® to analyze various data sets. The book also features: • Detailed discussions on sampling distributions, statistical estimation of population parameters, hypothesis testing, reliability theory, statistical quality control including Phase I and Phase II control charts, and process capability indices • A clear presentation of nonparametric methods and simple and multiple linear regression methods, as well as a brief discussion on logistic regression method • Comprehensive guidance on the design of experiments, including randomized block designs, one- and two-way layout designs, Latin square designs, random effects and mixed effects models, factorial and fractional factorial designs, and response surface methodology • A companion website containing data sets for Minitab and Microsoft Office Excel, as well as JMP ® routines and results Assuming no background in probability and statistics, Statistics and Probability with Applications for Engineers and Scientists features a unique, yet tried-and-true, approach that is ideal for all undergraduate students as well as statistical practitioners who analyze and illustrate real-world data in engineering and the natural sciences.
Facts101 is your complete guide to Introductory Statistics , A Problem Solving Approach Preliminary Edition. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
Author: Martin Bland
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Release Date: 2015-07-23
Now in its Fourth Edition, An Introduction to Medical Statistics continues to be a 'must-have' textbook for anyone who needs a clear logical guide to the subject. Written in an easy-to-understand style and packed with real life examples, the text clearly explains the statistical principles used in the medical literature. Taking readers through the common statistical methods seen in published research and guidelines, the text focuses on how to interpret and analyse statistics for clinical practice. Using extracts from real studies, the author illustrates how data can be employed correctly and incorrectly in medical research helping readers to evaluate the statistics they encounter and appropriately implement findings in clinical practice. End of chapter exercises, case studies and multiple choice questions help readers to apply their learning and develop their own interpretative skills. This thoroughly revised edition includes new chapters on meta-analysis, missing data, and survival analysis.