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Even You Can Learn StatisticsA Guide for Everyone Who Has Ever Been Afraid Of Statistics

One easy step at a time, this book will teach you the key statistical techniques you'll need for finance, quality, marketing, the social sciences, or just about any other field. Each technique is introduced with a simple, jargon-free explanation, practical examples, and hands-on guidance for solving real problems with Excel or a TI-83/84 series calculator, including Plus models. Hate math? No sweat. You'll be amazed how little you need! For those who do have an interest in mathematics, optional "Equation Blackboard" sections review the equations that provide the foundations for important concepts.

David M. Levine is a much-honored innovator in statistics education. He is Professor Emeritus of Statistics and Computer Information Systems at Bernard M. Baruch College (CUNY), and co-author of several best-selling books, including Statistics for Managers using Microsoft Excel, Basic Business Statistics, Quality Management, and Six Sigma for Green Belts and Champions.

Instructional designer David F. Stephan pioneered the classroom use of personal computers, and is a leader in making Excel more accessible to statistics students. He has co-authored several textbooks with David M. Levine.

Here's just some of what you'll learn how to do...

• Use statistics in your everyday work or study

• Perform common statistical tasks using a Texas Instruments statistical calculator or Microsoft Excel

• Build and interpret statistical charts and tables

• "Test Yourself" at the end of each chapter to review the concepts and methods that you learned in the chapter

• Work with mean, median, mode, standard deviation, Z scores, skewness, and other descriptive statistics

• Use probability and probability distributions

• Work with sampling distributions and confidence intervals

• Test hypotheses and decision-making risks with Z, t, Chi-Square, ANOVA, and other techniques

• Perform regression analysis and modeling

• The easy, practical introduction to statistics–for everyone!

Thought you couldn't learn statistics? Think again. You can–and you will!

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Downloadable practice files at http://www.ftpress.com/youcanlearnstatistics

## Table of Contents

1. Copyright
2. Acknowledgements
3. About the Authors
4. Introduction The Even You Can Learn Statistics Owners Manual
1. Mathematics Is Always Optional!
2. Learning with the Concept-Interpretation Approach
3. Practicing Statistics While You Learn Statistics
4. In-Chapter Aids
5. End-of-Chapter Features
6. Summary
5. 1. Fundamentals of Statistics
1. 1.1. The Five Basic Words of Statistics
2. 1.2. The Branches of Statistics
3. 1.3. Sources of Data
4. 1.4. Sampling Concepts
5. 1.5. Sample Selection Methods
6. One-Minute Summary
7. Test Yourself
8. Answers to Test Yourself Questions
9. References
6. 2. Presenting Data in Charts and Tables
1. 2.1. Presenting Categorical Data
2. 2.2. Presenting Numerical Data
3. 2.3. Misusing Graphs
4. One-Minute Summary
5. Test Yourself
6. Answers to Test Yourself Questions
7. References
7. 3. Descriptive Statistics for Numerical Variables
1. 3.1. Measures of Central Tendency
2. 3.2. Measures of Variation
3. 3.3. Shape of Distributions
4. Important Equations
5. One-Minute Summary
6. Test Yourself
7. Answers to Test Yourself Questions
8. References
8. 4. Probability
1. 4.1. Getting Started with Probability
2. 4.2. Some Rules of Probability
3. 4.3. Assigning Probabilities
4. One-Minute Summary
5. Test Yourself
6. Answers to Test Yourself Questions
7. References
9. 5. Probability Distributions
1. 5.1. Probability Distributions for Discrete Variables
2. 5.2. The Binomial and Poisson Probability Distributions
3. 5.3. Continuous Probability Distributions and the Normal Distribution
4. 5.4. The Normal Probability Plot
5. Important Equations
6. One-Minute Summary
7. Test Yourself
8. Answers to Test Yourself Questions
9. References
10. 6. Sampling Distributions and Confidence Intervals
1. 6.1. Sampling Distributions
2. 6.2. Sampling Error and Confidence Intervals
3. 6.3. Confidence Interval Estimate for the Mean Using the t Distribution (σ Unknown)
4. 6.4. Confidence Interval Estimation for the Proportion
5. Important Equations
6. One-Minute Summary
7. Test Yourself
8. Answers to Test Yourself Questions
9. References
11. 7. Fundamentals of Hypothesis Testing
1. 7.1. The Null and Alternative Hypotheses
2. 7.2. Hypothesis Testing Issues
3. 7.3. Decision-Making Risks
4. 7.4. Performing Hypothesis Testing
5. 7.5. Types of Hypothesis Tests
6. One-Minute Summary
7. Test Yourself
8. Answers to Test Yourself Questions
9. References
12. 8. Hypothesis Testing: Z and t Tests
1. 8.1. Testing for the Difference Between Two Proportions
2. 8.2. Testing for the Difference Between the Means of Two Independent Groups
3. 8.3. The Paired t Test
4. Important Equations
5. One-Minute Summary
6. Test Yourself
7. Answers to Test Yourself Questions
8. References
13. 9. Hypothesis Testing: Chi-Square Tests and the One-Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
1. 9.1. Chi-Square Test for Two-Way Tables
2. 9.2. One-Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA): Testing for the Differences Among the Means of More Than Two Groups
3. Important Equations
4. One-Minute Summary
5. Test Yourself
6. Answers to Test Yourself Questions
7. References
14. 10. Regression Analysis
1. 10.1. Basics of Regression Analysis
2. 10.2. Determining the Simple Linear Regression Equation
3. 10.3. Measures of Variation
4. 10.4. Regression Assumptions
5. 10.5. Residual Analysis
6. 10.6. Inferences About the Slope
7. 10.7. Common Mistakes Using Regression Analysis
8. Important Equations
9. One-Minute Summary
10. Test Yourself
11. Answers to Test Yourself Questions
12. References
15. 11. Quality and Six Sigma Management Applications of Statistics
1. 11.1. Total Quality Management
2. 11.2. Six Sigma Management
3. 11.3. Control Charts
4. 11.4. The Parable of the Red Bead Experiment: Understanding Process Variability
5. 11.5. Variables Control Charts for the Mean and Range
6. Important Equations
7. One-Minute Summary
8. Test Yourself
9. Answers to Test Yourself Questions
10. References
16. A. TI Statistical Calculator Settings and Microsoft Excel Settings
1. a.1. TI Statistical Calculator Settings
2. a.2. Microsoft Excel Settings
17. B. Review of Arithmetic and Algebra
1. Assessment Quiz
2. Symbols
3. Fractions
4. Exponents and Square Roots
5. Equations
6. Answers to Quiz
18. C. Statistical Tables
19. D. Using Microsoft Excel Wizards
1. d.1. Using the Chart Wizard
2. d.2. Using the PivotTable Wizard
3. d.3. Using the Data Analysis Tools
4. d.4. Simple Linear Regression
20. Glossary