A Dictionary of Statistics 3e

Paperback | April 13, 2014

byGraham Upton, Ian Cook

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This wide-ranging, jargon-free dictionary contains over 2,300 entries on all aspects of statistics, including terms used in computing, mathematics, and probability. It also includes biographical information on over 200 key figures in the field and coverage of statistical journals andsocieties. While embracing the whole multi-disciplinary spectrum of this complex subject, information is presented in a clear and practical manner. This edition features recommended web links for many entries, accessible via the Dictionary of Statistics website, which provide valuable extrainformation. This edition features expanded coverage of applied statistics. Entries are generously illustrated with 130 useful figures and diagrams, and include worked examples where applicable. Appendices include a historical calendar of important statistical events, lists of statistical and mathematicalnotation, and statistical tables. It is an invaluable dictionary for statistics students and professionals from a wide range of disciplines, including economics, politics, market research, medicine, psychology, pharmaceuticals, and mathematics, and provides a clear introduction to the subject forthe general reader.

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This wide-ranging, jargon-free dictionary contains over 2,300 entries on all aspects of statistics, including terms used in computing, mathematics, and probability. It also includes biographical information on over 200 key figures in the field and coverage of statistical journals andsocieties. While embracing the whole multi-disciplina...

Graham Upton is Professor in Statistics at University of Essex, and Ian Cook is Formerly Senior Lecturer at the University of Essex.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pagesPublished:April 13, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199679185

ISBN - 13:9780199679188

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Table of Contents

PrefaceAbbreviations in biographiesDictionaryAppendicesStatistical NotationMathematical NotationGreek LettersUpper-Tail Percentage Points for the Standard Normal DistributionThe Standard Normal Distribution FunctionPercentage Points for the t-DistributionPercentage Points for the F-DistributionPercentage Points for the Chi-Squared DistributionPseudo-Random NumbersSelected Landmarks in the Development of StatisticsHonours and AwardsFurther Reference

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"Review from previous edition: this gem of statistical terms is highly recommended to users of statistics at all levels" --Significance (the magazine of the Royal Statistical Society), June 05