Applying statistical results to real life situations can be difficult or futile if you can't be certain what the results actually mean. This reference guide provides readers with the frequently elusive link between statistical results and practical applications. Students will learn the basic concepts and principles of statistics and probability, without getting bogged down in complicated theories and abstractions. Many statistics texts rely too heavily on mathematical formulas. Kault restores the emphasis to understanding statistical results and using common sense in decision making. Everyday examples bring the concepts to life. In the entry on hypothesis testing, Kault examines how a statistical result incorrectly overruled the common sense of many doctors. A chapter on random variables shows the chance that students will carry cell phones, and a chapter on categorical measurements uses statistics to determine the efficiency of a new treatment for a serious disease. Each chapter ends with questions that will help students further understand important concepts.
Useful on its own and perfect as a means of expanding classroom discussions, this book is ideal for high school students or anyone needing to review the basics of statistics.
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 369 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
Edition: Annotated edition
"This is a book which would be a valuable addition to all public libraries as a resource for self-learners and those who wish to review their previous formal knowledge of statistics and consolidate it into real understanding. It also deserves serious consideration as a possible resource for undergraduate and high school courses in statistics. Highly recommended. General readers; lower-division undergraduates; faculty; professionals; two-year technical program students." - Choice
"This book is a concise review of the basic concepts of statistics....[I] recommend this book for high school or college statistics instructors." - Mathematics Teacher
"This text for students in high school and up provides readers with a link between statistical results and practical applications, covering basic concepts and principals of statistics and probability without getting bogged down in complicated theories and abstraction." - SciTech Book News