CHAPTER 12

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Contemporary Statistical Methods

You learned the traditional tests for differences in Chapter 10 and for relationships in Chapter 11. In Chapter 12, you will learn some of the modern statistical methods developed over the past half century. You have learned by now that statistics is not a static field, but a growing, dynamic, and evolving one. With modern technology, statisticians are able to perform calculations and analyses not previously available. The notion of sampling from a population and estimating parameters is still an important one, but newer techniques that allow us to use samples in new ways are increasingly available. ...

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