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Wouldn't it be wonderful if studying statistics were easier? With U Can: Statistics I For Dummies, it is! This one-stop resource combines lessons, practical examples, study questions, and online practice problems to provide you with the ultimate guide to help you score higher in your statistics course. Foundational statistics skills are a must for students of many disciplines, and leveraging study materials such as this one to supplement your statistics course can be a life-saver. Because U Can: Statistics I For Dummies contains both the lessons you need to learn and the practice problems you need to put the concepts into action, you'll breeze through your scheduled study time.

Statistics is all about collecting and interpreting data, and is applicable in a wide range of subject areas—which translates into its popularity among students studying in diverse programs. So, if you feel a bit unsure in class, rest assured that there is an easy way to help you grasp the nuances of statistics!

• Understand statistical ideas, techniques, formulas, and calculations

• Interpret and critique graphs and charts, determine probability, and work with confidence intervals

• Critique and analyze data from polls and experiments

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1. Cover
2. Introduction
3. Part I: Getting Started with Statistics
1. Chapter 1: The Statistics of Everyday Life
2. Chapter 2: Taking Control: So Many Numbers, So Little Time
3. Chapter 3: Tools of the Trade
4. Part II: Number-Crunching Basics
1. Chapter 4: Crunching Categorical Data
2. Chapter 5: Means, Medians, and More
3. Chapter 6: Getting the Picture: Graphing Categorical Data
4. Chapter 7: Going by the Numbers: Graphing Numerical Data
5. Part III: Distributions and the Central Limit Theorem
1. Chapter 8: Coming to Terms with Probability
2. Chapter 9: Random Variables and the Binomial Distribution
3. Chapter 10: The Normal Distribution
4. Chapter 11: The t-Distribution
5. Chapter 12: Sampling Distributions and the Central Limit Theorem
6. Part IV: Guesstimating and Hypothesizing with Confidence
1. Chapter 13: Leaving Room for a Margin of Error
2. Chapter 14: Confidence Intervals: Making Your Best Guesstimate
3. Chapter 15: Claims, Tests, and Conclusions
4. Chapter 16: Commonly Used Hypothesis Tests: Formulas and Examples
7. Part V: Statistical Studies and the Hunt for a Meaningful Relationship
1. Chapter 17: Polls, Polls, and More Polls
2. Chapter 18: Experiments: Medical Breakthroughs or Misleading Results?
3. Chapter 19: Looking for Links: Correlation and Regression
4. Chapter 20: Two-Way Tables and Independence
8. Part VI: The Part of Tens
1. Chapter 21: Ten Tips for the Statistically Savvy Sleuth
2. Chapter 22: Ten Surefire Exam Score Boosters
9. Appendix: Tables for Reference