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Descriptive Statistics

 

Descriptive Statistics is available as a paperback book at £8.50 and also as an integrated multimedia teaching program and e-book that can be downloaded and installed for only£6.

The book has the same light-hearted style as the program, enlivened by many cartoons. It explains the principles and the methods for summarizing and describing data in numbers and in graphs.

The computer program covers the same material in a different way. It contains Sections 2, 3, 4 and 8 of Introduction to Statistics along with its Demo and Glossary.

Within the program, a Read Book button opens the electronic book at a page relevant to the current topic. You can then browse the book or return to the program at the point where you left it.

 

Descriptive Statistics book
 

Table of Contents

1. Organizing data

Stem-and-leaf diagrams

Outliers

Summary

2. Typical values: Mode, Median, Mean

Mode

Median

Mean

Which typical value should we use?

Interpreting a statistical formula

Summary

3. Measures of spread: Range, Interquartile range, Standard Deviation

Range

Interquartile range

Standard deviation

Which measure of spread should we use?

Typical scores and measures of spread

Scales of measurement

Types of conclusion

Summary

4. Distributions, standard scores and the normal curve

Histogram and Bar chart

Box-and-whisker plot

Standard scores

The normal curve

Summary

5. Graphs of relationships

Line graph

Frequency polygon

Scatter plot

Should we use a line graph or a scatter plot?

Scattergrams and relationships between variables

Ensuring that graphs can be understood

Summary

6. Correlation: Measuring relatedness

Pearson correlation

Spearman correlation

Interpreting correlations

Prediction

Relationships that are not straight lines

Which type of correlation should we use?

Equality and relatedness

Summary

Glossary

Answers to self-assessment questions

Table A: The normal distribution