Introducing Statistics by Graham UptonIntroducing Statistics by Graham Upton

Introducing Statistics

byGraham Upton, Ian Cook

Paperback | November 7, 2003

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An updated version to meet the requirements of the new A Level specifications being offered by all the awarding bodies in 2000. Chapters are the same as before but there is extra material within them. Chapter 1 now includes several examples of the graphical comparision of similar data sets.This chapter includes five new sections and ends with a discussion of the (largely unwanted) characteristics to be expected in real data. Chapter 2 has been augmented by sections on the use of coded values, Bayes' theorem is included in Chapter 4, and the method for determining the distribution of asimple function of a random variable is now included in Chapter 9. In Chapter 14 there is a new section dealing with properties of regression line estimators and, later, a subsection on nonsense correlation. Some questions have been introduced on sampling in Chapter 3. These questions are somewhatopen-ended, as were a number of existing questions that were not given answers in the first edition. In this edition possible answers are now provided to these questions.
Graham Upton is Reader in Statistics and Head of the Mathematical Department at the University of Essex. Ian Cook is a graduate of Cambridge, London, and Hull, where he was a lecturer in mathematics. He moved to Essex as a Senior Lecturer in 1964, taking early retirement in 1985. He has been a Chief Examiner in Mathematics at A Level f...
Title:Introducing StatisticsFormat:PaperbackPublished:November 7, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199148015

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Table of Contents

1. Summary diagrams and tables2. Summary statistics3. Data collection4. Probability5. Probability distributions and expectations6. Expectation algebra7. The binomial distribution8. The Poisson distribution9. Continuous random variables10. The normal distribution11. Point and interval estimation12. Hypothesis tests13. Goodness of fit14. Regression and correlationAppendicesAnswersIndex

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`This book is the best I have seen for A Level students, providing excellent support for the classroom teacher.'The Journal of the Scottish Mathematical Council