A First Course in Statistics – James T. McClave, Terry Sincich – 8th Edition


James T. & Terry in this introduction to presents balanced coverage of both the theory and application of and at the same time helps develop and enhance their critical thinking skills.

It shows students how to analyze data that appear in situations in the world around them and features an abundance of examples and exercises-nearly all based on current, real-world applications pulled from journals, magazines, news articles, and commerce.

Table of Content

1. Statistics, Data, and Statistical Thinking.
2. Methods for Describing Sets of Data.
3. Probability.
4. Random Variables and Probability Distribution.
5. Inferences Based on a Single Sample: Estimation with Confidence Intervals.
6. Inferences Based on a Single Sample: Tests of Hypotheses.
7. Comparing Population Means.
8. Comparing Population Proportions.
9. Simple Linear Regression.

Appendix A. Tables.

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