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This text aims to differentiate itself from other business statistics texts in two important ways. It seeks: to present the material in a non-technical manner to make it easier for a student with limited mathematical background to grasp the subject matter; and to develop an intuitive understanding of the techniques by framing them in the context of a management question, giving layman-type explanations of methods, using illustrative business examples and focusing on the management interpretations of the statistical findings. This further edition continues the theme of using Excel as a computational tool to perform statistical analysis. While all statistical functions have been adjusted to the Excel (2013) format, the statistical output remains unchanged. Using Excel to perform the statistical analysis in this text allows a student: To examine more realistic business problems with larger datasets; To focus more on the statistical interpretation of the statistical findings; and to transfer this skill of performing statistical analysis more easily to the work environment. Its overall purpose is to develop a management student's statistical reasoning and statistical decision-making skills to give him or her a competitive advantage in the workplace.
Statistics and quantitative methods are brought to life for social science students in this tutorial course.
,P> This revised edition provides an overview of entry- and intermediate-level statistics, and the material on the accompanying website provides extensive practice. Both the text and the website are structured to make learning self-directed, thus numerous worked examples, exercises, activities and tests are included. The emphasis, throughout, is on practice.
Students are expected to engage with the material and experience multiple aspects of data and statistical analysis. Most of the tutorials include detailed examples of how to conduct analyses in Microsoft Excel, SPSS, or R.
Time Series Analysis With Applications in R, Second Edition, presents an accessible approach to understanding time series models and their applications. Although the emphasis is on time domain ARIMA models and their analysis, the new edition devotes two chapters to the frequency domain and three to time series regression models, models for heteroscedasticty, and threshold models. All of the ideas and methods are illustrated with both real and simulated data sets. A unique feature of this edition is its integration with the R computing environment. The tables and graphical displays are accompanied by the R commands used to produce them. An extensive R package, TSA, which contains many new or revised R functions and all of the data used in the book, accompanies the written text. Script files of R commands for each chapter are available for download. There is also an extensive appendix in the book that leads the reader through the use of R commands and the new R package to carry out the analyses.
STATISTICS FOR MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS, Tenth Edition, emphasizes applications over calculation. It illustrates how vital statistical methods and tools are for today's managers--and teaches you how to apply them to real business problems. Using a proven three-step "ICI" approach to problem solving, the text teaches you how to IDENTIFY the correct statistical technique by focusing on the problem objective and data type; how to COMPUTE the statistics doing them by hand, using Excel (R), or using MINITAB; and how to INTERPRET results in the context of the problem. This unique approach enhances your comprehension and practical skills. The text's vast assortment of data-driven examples, exercises, and cases covers the various functional areas of business, demonstrating the statistical applications that marketing managers, financial analysts, accountants, economists, and others use. These comprehensive applications give you hands-on practice, while solid pedagogical elements make the material more accessible and easy to apply to your world. Completely up-to-date, the tenth edition offers comprehensive coverage, current examples, and Excel (R) 2013 and MINITAB 16 content.
In their bestselling MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS WITH APPLICATIONS, premiere authors Dennis Wackerly, William Mendenhall, and Richard L. Scheaffer present a solid foundation in statistical theory while conveying the relevance and importance of the theory in solving practical problems in the real world. The authors' use of practical applications and excellent exercises helps you discover the nature of statistics and understand its essential role in scientific research.
'If you aren't in love with stats before reading this book, you will be by the time you're done. Powerful, persuasive, and in these truth-defying times, indispensable' Caroline Criado Perez, author of Invisible Women 'Fabulously readable, lucid, witty and authoritative . . . Every politician and journalist should be made to read this book, but everyone else will get so much pleasure and draw so much strength from the joyful way it dispels the clouds of deceit and delusion' Stephen Fry When was the last time you read a grand statement, accompanied by a large number, and wondered whether it could really be true? Statistics are vital in helping us tell stories - we see them in the papers, on social media, and we hear them used in everyday conversation - and yet we doubt them more than ever. But numbers - in the right hands - have the power to change the world for the better. Contrary to popular belief, good statistics are not a trick, although they are a kind of magic. Good statistics are not smoke and mirrors; in fact, they help us see more clearly. Good statistics are like a telescope for an astronomer, a microscope for a bacteriologist, or an X-ray for a radiologist. If we are willing to let them, good statistics help us see things about the world around us and about ourselves - both large and small - that we would not be able to see in any other way. In How to Make the World Add Up, Tim Harford draws on his experience as both an economist and presenter of the BBC's radio show 'More or Less'. He takes us deep into the world of disinformation and obfuscation, bad research and misplaced motivation to find those priceless jewels of data and analysis that make communicating with numbers worthwhile. Harford's characters range from the art forger who conned the Nazis to the stripper who fell in love with the most powerful congressman in Washington, to famous data detectives such as John Maynard Keynes, Daniel Kahneman and Florence Nightingale. He reveals how we can evaluate the claims that surround us with confidence, curiosity and a healthy level of scepticism. Using ten simple rules for understanding numbers - plus one golden rule - this extraordinarily insightful book shows how if we keep our wits about us, thinking carefully about the way numbers are sourced and presented, we can look around us and see with crystal clarity how the world adds up.
Mann's Introductory Statistics is written for a one- or two-semester first course in applied statistics. This book is intended for students who do not have a strong background in mathematics. The only prerequisite for this text is knowledge of elementary algebra. The goal of Introductory Statistics has been to make the subject of statistics interesting and accessible to a wide and varied audience. Three major elements of this text support this goal: * Realistic content of its examples and exercises, drawing from a comprehensive range of applications from all facets of life * Clarity and brevity of presentation * Soundness of pedagogical approach Table of Contents * Introduction * Organizing and Graphing Data * Numerical Descriptive Measures * Probability * Discrete Random Variables and Their Probability Distribution * Continuous Random Variables and the Normal Distribution * Sampling Distributions * Estimation of the Mean and Proportion * Hypothesis Tests About the Mean and Proportion * Estimation and Hypothesis Testing: Two Populations * Chi-Square Tests * Analysis of Variance * Simple Linear Regression * Multiple Regression (online only) * Nonparametric Methods (online only) * Appendix A: Explanation of Data Sets * Appendix B: Statistical Tables New To This Edition * WileyPLUS with ORION: WileyPLUS is equipped with an adaptive learning modulecalled ORION. Based on cognitive science, WileyPLUS with ORION provides students with a personal, adaptive learning experience to build their proficiency on topics and use their study time more effectively. It helps students learn by learning about them. * ORION Refresher Module: An adaptive practice to master algebra skills providesstudents with a personalized study plan to master concepts prior to the course, allowing for instructors to focus class time on Introductory Statistics. * New Video Program: Videos reviewing key concepts will be available for each text section. * New Exercises: A large number of the examples and exercises are new or revised,providing contemporary and varied ways for students to practice statistical concepts, including updated Uses and Misuses sections as well as Decide for Yourself sections. * Case Studies: All case studies are new or revised, drawing on current uses of statistics in areas of student interest. * Updated Technology Instruction sections: These sections have been updated tosupport the use of the latest versions of TI-94/85+, Minitab, and Excel. The Technology Assignments are all either new or have been updated. The Wiley Advantage * WileyPLUS is a research-based online environment for effective teaching andlearning. Interactive study tools and resources including the complete online textbook give students more value for their money. * Industry-leading support from WileyPLUS with ORION:Resources and personal support are available from the first day of class onward through technical support; WileyPLUS account managers; WileyPLUS with QuickStart; and WileyPLUS Student Partner Program. * Thorough Examples: A wealth of examples that cover a wide variety of relevanttopics, based on real data taken from government and private data sources and reports, newspapers, magazines, and professional journals. * Enlightening Pedagogy: Effective markers and aids for students including: marginnotes for examples; diagrams
We think we know bullshit when we hear it, but do we?
Two science professors give us the tools to dismantle misinformation and think clearly in a world of fake news and bad data
Politicians are unconstrained by facts. Science is conducted by press release. Start-up culture elevates hype to high art. The world is awash in bullshit, and we're drowning in it.
Based on a popular course at the University of Washington, this book gives us the tools to see through the obfuscations, deliberate and careless, that dominate every realm of our lives. In this lively, provocative guide, biologist Carl Bergstrom and data scientist Jevin West show that calling out nonsense is crucial to a properly functioning social group, whether it be a circle of friends, a community of researchers, or the citizens of a nation.
Through six rules of thumb, they help us to recognize when numbers are being manipulated, to cut through the crap wherever we encounter it - even within ourselves - and learn how to give the real facts to a crystal-loving friend or climate change denier uncle.
Calling Bullshit is an indispensable handbook to the art of scepticism.
Support achievement in the latest syllabus (9709), for examination from 2020, with a stretching, practice-driven approach that builds the advanced skills required for Cambridge exam success and progression to further study. This new edition is fully aligned with the Probability & Statistics 2 part of the latest International AS & A Level syllabus, and contains a comprehensive mapping grid so you can be sure of complete support. Get students ready for higher education with a focus on real world application. From parabolic reflectors to technology in sport, up-to-date, international examples show how mathematics is used in real life. Students have plenty of opportunities to hone their skills with extensive graduated practice and thorough worked examples. Plus, give students realistic practice for their exams with exam-style questions covering every topic. Answers are included in the back of the book with full step-by-step solutions for all exercises and exam-style questions available on the accompanying support site. The online Student Book will be available on Oxford Education Bookshelf until 2028. Access is facilitated via a unique code, which is sent in the mail. The code must be linked to an email address, creating a user account. Access may be transferred once to an additional user.
Exam board: OCR Level: A-level Subject: Mathematics First teaching: September 2017 First exams: Summer 2018 Student eTextbooks are downloadable versions of the printed textbook, purchased on a copy-by-copy basis and allocated to students through Dynamic Learning. Our Student eTextbooks link seamlessly with MEI Integral Further Mathematics online resources, allowing you to move with ease between corresponding topics in the eTextbooks and Integral. Integral has been developed by MEI and supports teachers and students with high quality teaching and learning activities, including dynamic resources and self-marking tests and assessments that cover the new specifications. To have full access to the eTextbooks and Integral resources you must be subscribed to both Dynamic Learning and Integral. To subscribe to Integral, visit www.integralmaths.org. For more information on our eTextbooks and Integral please see the Quick Links box. Help each student to reach their full potential with learning materials that guide you through the Statistics content of the new AS and A-level Further Maths specifications; developed by subject experts and in conjunction with MEI (Mathematics in Education and Industry). - Ensure targeted development of reasoning and problem-solving skills with plenty of practice questions and structured exercises that build statistical skills and techniques. - Identify connections between topics, with real-world contexts to help develop modelling skills, thus providing a fuller and more coherent understanding of statistical concepts. - Address the new statistics requirements with questions around the use of large data sets. - Cover the use of technology in mathematics with a variety of questions based around the use of spreadsheets, graphing software and graphical calculators.
Support achievement in the latest syllabus (9709), for examination from 2020, with a stretching, practice-driven approach that builds the advanced skills required for Cambridge exam success and progression to further study. This new edition is fully aligned with the Probability & Statistics 1 part of the latest International AS & A Level syllabus, and contains a comprehensive mapping grid so you can be sure of complete support. Get students ready for higher education with a focus on real-world application. From parabolic reflectors to technology in sport, up-to-date, international examples show how mathematics is used in real life. Students have plenty of opportunities to hone their skills with extensive graduated practice and thorough worked examples. Plus, give students realistic practice for their exams with exam-style questions covering every topic. Answers are included in the back of the book with full step-by-step solutions for all exercises and exam-style questions available on the accompanying support site. The online Student Book will be available on Oxford Education Bookshelf until 2028. Access is facilitated via a unique code, which is sent in the mail. The code must be linked to an email address, creating a user account. Access may be transferred once to an additional user.
Today, public conversations are increasingly driven by numbers. Although charts, infographics, and diagrams can make us wiser, they can also deceive-intentionally or unintentionally. To be informed citizens, we must all be able to decode and use the visual information that politicians, journalists and even our employers present to us each day. How Charts Lie examines contemporary examples ranging from election result infographics to global GDP maps and box office record charts, demystifying an essential new literacy for our data-driven world. * With a new afterword on the reporting of the Covid-19 statistics.
Many of the concepts and terminology surrounding modern causal inference can be quite intimidating to the novice. Judea Pearl presents a book ideal for beginners in statistics, providing a comprehensive introduction to the field of causality. Examples from classical statistics are presented throughout to demonstrate the need for causality in resolving decision-making dilemmas posed by data. Causal methods are also compared to traditional statistical methods, whilst questions are provided at the end of each section to aid student learning.
Economic theories can be expressed in words, numbers, graphs and symbols. The existing traditional economics textbooks cover all four methods, but the general focus is often more on writing about the theory and methods, with few practical examples. With an increasing number of universities having introduced mathematical economics at undergraduate level, Basic mathematics for economics students aims to fill this gap in the field. Basic mathematics for economics students begins with a comprehensive chapter on basic mathematical concepts and methods (suitable for self-study, revision or tutorial purposes) to ensure that students have the necessary foundation. The book is written in an accessible style and is extremely practical. Numerous mathematical economics examples and exercises are provided as well as fully worked solutions using numbers, graphs and symbols. Basic mathematics for economics students is aimed at all economics students. It focuses on quantitative aspects and especially complements the three highly popular theoretical economics textbooks, Understanding microeconomics, Understanding macroeconomics and Economics for South African students, all written by Philip Mohr and published by Van Schaik Publishers.
Doubt over the trustworthiness of published empirical results is not unwarranted and is often a result of statistical mis-specification: invalid probabilistic assumptions imposed on data. Now in its second edition, this bestselling textbook offers a comprehensive course in empirical research methods, teaching the probabilistic and statistical foundations that enable the specification and validation of statistical models, providing the basis for an informed implementation of statistical procedure to secure the trustworthiness of evidence. Each chapter has been thoroughly updated, accounting for developments in the field and the author's own research. The comprehensive scope of the textbook has been expanded by the addition of a new chapter on the Linear Regression and related statistical models. This new edition is now more accessible to students of disciplines beyond economics and includes more pedagogical features, with an increased number of examples as well as review questions and exercises at the end of each chapter.
Hear about student feedback on the character features that make this book special... With an exciting new look, new characters to meet, and its unique combination of humour and step-by-step instruction, this award-winning book is the statistics lifesaver for everyone. From initial theory through to regression, factor analysis and multilevel modelling, Andy Field animates statistics and SPSS software with his famously bizarre examples and activities. What's brand new: A radical new design with original illustrations and even more colour A maths diagnostic tool to help students establish what areas they need to revise and improve on. A revamped online resource that uses video, case studies, datasets, testbanks and more to help students negotiate project work, master data management techniques, and apply key writing and employability skills New sections on replication, open science and Bayesian thinking Now fully up to date with latest versions of IBM SPSS Statistics (c). All the online resources above (video, case studies, datasets, testbanks) can be easily integrated into your institution's virtual learning environment or learning management system. This allows you to customize and curate content for use in module preparation, delivery and assessment. For instructions on how to upload the resources you want, please visit the Instructors' page or alternatively, contact your local SAGE sales representative. Please note that ISBN: 9781526445780 comprises the paperback edition of the Fifth Edition and the student version of IBM SPSS Statistics. More information on this version of the software's features can be found here.
If you are a biologist and want to get the best out of the powerful methods of modern computational statistics, this is your book. You can visualize and analyze your own data, apply unsupervised and supervised learning, integrate datasets, apply hypothesis testing, and make publication-quality figures using the power of R/Bioconductor and ggplot2. This book will teach you 'cooking from scratch', from raw data to beautiful illuminating output, as you learn to write your own scripts in the R language and to use advanced statistics packages from CRAN and Bioconductor. It covers a broad range of basic and advanced topics important in the analysis of high-throughput biological data, including principal component analysis and multidimensional scaling, clustering, multiple testing, unsupervised and supervised learning, resampling, the pitfalls of experimental design, and power simulations using Monte Carlo, and it even reaches networks, trees, spatial statistics, image data, and microbial ecology. Using a minimum of mathematical notation, it builds understanding from well-chosen examples, simulation, visualization, and above all hands-on interaction with data and code.
Economic theories can be expressed in words, numbers, graphs and symbols. The existing traditional economics textbooks cover all four methods, but the general focus is often more on writing about the theory and methods, with few practical examples. With an increasing number of universities having introduced mathematical economics at undergraduate level, Basic mathematics for economic students aims to fill this gap in the field. Basic mathematics for economic students begins with a comprehensive chapter on basic mathematical concepts and methods (suitable for self-study, revision or tutorial purposes) to ensure that students have the necessary foundation. The book is written in an accessible style and is extremely practical. Numerous mathematical economics examples and exercises are provided as well as fully worked solutions using numbers, graphs and symbols. Basic mathematics for economic students is aimed at all economics students. It focuses on quantitative aspects and especially complements the two highly popular theoretical economics textbooks Understanding microeconomics and Understanding macroeconomics, both written by Philip Mohr and published by Van Schaik.
This book provides in-depth coverage of Probability & Statistics 2 for Cambridge International A Level Mathematics 9709, for examination from 2020 onwards. With a clear focus on mathematics in life and work, this text builds the key mathematical skills and knowledge that will open up a wide range of careers and further study. Exam Board: Cambridge Assessment International Education First teaching: 2018 First examination: 2020 This student book is part of a series of nine books covering the complete syllabus for Cambridge International AS and A Level Mathematics (9709) and Further Mathematics (9231), for first teaching from September 2018 and examination from 2020. We are working with Cambridge Assessment International Education towards endorsement of this series. Written by expert authors, this Student Book: * covers the complete content of Probability & Statistics 2 with clear references to what you will learn at the start of each chapter, and coverage that clearly and directly matches the Cambridge syllabus * sets mathematics in real-world contexts that emphasise practical applications and career paths, with inspiring case studies and discussion activities that showcase how mathematics is relevant to different roles * develops the key A Level mathematical skills of mathematical modelling, problem-solving and communication through dedicated questions and teaching * helps you master mathematics with varied practice to develop understanding, exam-style questions to test comprehension, and selected Cambridge past paper questions to help prepare for examination * gives you control of your learning with prior knowledge checks to assess readiness and end-of-chapter summaries that test understanding * supports you through the course with detailed explanations, clear worked examples and plenty of graduated practice on each topic with full workings shown for each answer * provides clear progression from IGCSE (R) Mathematics and develops confident, independent and reflective mathematicians through extension questions and group discussions * supports mathematical communication and literacy with key terms for each topic explained and supported by a comprehensive glossary.
This text introduces engineering students to probability theory and stochastic processes. Along with thorough mathematical development of the subject, the book presents intuitive explanations of key points in order to give students the insights they need to apply math to practical engineering problems. The first seven chapters contain the core material that is essential to any introductory course. In one-semester undergraduate courses, instructors can select material from the remaining chapters to meet their individual goals. Graduate courses can cover all chapters in one semester.
The Nelson Mathematics for Cambridge International AS & A Level series is tailored to the needs of A and AS level students of the latest 9709 syllabus. Developed by a team of experienced examiners and international authors, it provides comprehensive coverage for this syllabus and effective preparation for the Cambridge exams. Nelson Probability and Statistics 2 for Cambridge International A Level is for students taking the S2 exam paper. The text aids students in their understanding of course material by providing introductions to concepts accompanied by example questions and their solutions, showing each step of the workings and commenting on the reasoning processes involved. Mixed exercises with more detailed questions, similar to those found in the actual examinations, test the knowledge of content covered in previous chapters, helping students to apply knowledge. In addition, practice exam papers provide students with opportunities for effective exam preparation and so help them reach their full potential.
Developed specifically for students in the behavioral and brain sciences, this is the only textbook that provides an accessible and practical overview of the range of human neuroimaging techniques. Methods covered include functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography, electroencephalography, magnetoencephalography, multimodal imaging, and various brain stimulation methods. Experimental design, image processing, and statistical inference are also addressed, with chapters for both basic and more advanced data analyses. Key concepts are illustrated through research studies on the relationship between brain and behavior, and practice questions are included throughout to test knowledge and aid self-study. Offering just the right amount of detail for understanding how major imaging techniques can be applied to answer neuroscientific questions, and the practical skills needed for future research, this is an essential text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in psychology, neuroscience, and cognitive science programs taking introductory courses on human neuroimaging.
An interactive guide to the statistical tools used to solve problems during product and process innovation End to End Data Analytics for Product Development is an accessible guide designed for practitioners in the industrial field. It offers an introduction to data analytics and the design of experiments (DoE) whilst covering the basic statistical concepts useful to an understanding of DoE. The text supports product innovation and development across a range of consumer goods and pharmaceutical organizations in order to improve the quality and speed of implementation through data analytics, statistical design and data prediction. The book reviews information on feasibility screening, formulation and packaging development, sensory tests, and more. The authors - noted experts in the field - explore relevant techniques for data analytics and present the guidelines for data interpretation. In addition, the book contains information on process development and product validation that can be optimized through data understanding, analysis and validation. The authors present an accessible, hands-on approach that uses MINITAB and JMP software. The book: - Presents a guide to innovation feasibility and formulation and process development - Contains the statistical tools used to solve challenges faced during product innovation and feasibility - Offers information on stability studies which are common especially in chemical or pharmaceutical fields - Includes a companion website which contains videos summarizing main concepts Written for undergraduate students and practitioners in industry, End to End Data Analytics for Product Development offers resources for the planning, conducting, analyzing and interpreting of controlled tests in order to develop effective products and processes.
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