Book description
The fun and easy way to get down to business with statistics
Stymied by statistics? No fear ? this friendly guide offers clear, practical explanations of statistical ideas, techniques, formulas, and calculations, with lots of examples that show you how these concepts apply to your everyday life.
Statistics For Dummies shows you how to interpret and critique graphs and charts, determine the odds with probability, guesstimate with confidence using confidence intervals, set up and carry out a hypothesis test, compute statistical formulas, and more.
Tracks to a typical first semester statistics course
Updated examples resonate with today's students
Explanations mirror teaching methods and classroom protocol
Packed with practical advice and realworld problems, Statistics For Dummies gives you everything you need to analyze and interpret data for improved classroom or onthejob performance.
Table of contents
 Cover Page
 Title Page
 Copyright
 About the Author
 Dedication
 Author's Acknowledgments
 Publisher's Acknowledgments
 Table of Contents
 Introduction
 Part I: Vital Statistics about Statistics
 Part II: NumberCrunching Basics
 Part III: Distributions and the Central Limit Theorem

Part IV: Guesstimating and Hypothesizing with Confidence
 Chapter 12: Leaving Room for a Margin of Error

Chapter 13: Confidence Intervals: Making Your Best Guesstimate
 Not All Estimates Are Created Equal
 Linking a Statistic to a Parameter
 Getting with the Jargon
 Interpreting Results with Confidence
 Zooming In on Width
 Choosing a Confidence Level
 Factoring In the Sample Size
 Counting On Population Variability
 Calculating a Confidence Interval for a Population Mean
 Figuring Out What Sample Size You Need
 Determining the Confidence Interval for One Population Proportion
 Creating a Confidence Interval for the Difference of Two Means
 Estimating the Difference of Two Proportions
 Spotting Misleading Confidence Intervals
 Chapter 14: Claims, Tests, and Conclusions
 Chapter 15: Commonly Used Hypothesis Tests: Formulas and Examples
 Part V: Statistical Studies and the Hunt for a Meaningful Relationship
 Part VI: The Part of Tens
 Appendix: Tables for Reference
 Index
Product information
 Title: Statistics For Dummies®, 2nd Edition
 Author(s):
 Release date: May 2011
 Publisher(s): For Dummies
 ISBN: 9780470911082
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