Mind on Statistics

Author: Jessica M. Utts,Robert F. Heckard

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285974573

Category: Mathematics

Page: 768

View: 9425

MIND ON STATISTICS, Fifth Edition, helps you develop a conceptual understanding of statistical ideas and shows you how to find meaning in data. The authors-who are committed to changing any preconception you may have about statistics being boring-engage your curiosity with intriguing questions, and explain statistical topics in the context of interesting, useful examples and case studies. You'll develop your statistical intuition by focusing on analyzing data and interpreting results, rather than on mathematical formulation. As a result, you'll build both your statistical literacy and your understanding of statistical methodology. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Mind on Statistics

Author: Jessica Utts,Robert Heckard

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285463188

Category: Mathematics

Page: 768

View: 5265

MIND ON STATISTICS, Fifth Edition, helps you develop a conceptual understanding of statistical ideas and shows you how to find meaning in data. The authors-who are committed to changing any preconception you may have about statistics being boring-engage your curiosity with intriguing questions, and explain statistical topics in the context of interesting, useful examples and case studies. You’ll develop your statistical intuition by focusing on analyzing data and interpreting results, rather than on mathematical formulation. As a result, you’ll build both your statistical literacy and your understanding of statistical methodology. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Mind on Statistics

Author: Jessica M. Utts,Robert F. Heckard

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133169317

Category: Mathematics

Page: 752

View: 8472

MIND ON STATISTICS emphasizes the conceptual development of statistical ideas and the importance of looking for--and finding--meaning in data. Authors Jessica Utts and Robert Heckard actively engage students' natural curiosity, motivating them with intriguing questions and explaining statistical topics in the context of a wide range of interesting, useful examples and case studies. Throughout, the authors balance the promotion of statistical literacy with coverage of the statistical methodology taught in general introductory statistics courses. Their approach is based on the premises that new material is much easier to learn and remember if it is related to something interesting or previously known, and if students actively ask questions and find the answers for themselves. More than any other text available, MIND ON STATISTICS motivates and encourages students to develop their statistical intuition by focusing on analyzing data and interpreting results, rather than on mathematical formulation. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Utts and Heckard's Mind on Statistics

Author: Helen MacGillivray,Jessica M. Utts,Robert F. Heckard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780170183024

Category: Statistics

Page: 556

View: 9413

Statistics is a challenging discipline for undergraduate students. This new text is adapted from Jessica Utts and Robert Heckard's best-selling general introductory statistics text, Mind on Statistics. It emphasises the conceptual development of statistical ideas and seeks to find meaning in data. This local adaptation retains the conversational approach of the original text, with real examples and case studies of appeal and interest to Australian and New Zealand students. The revised structure and relevant examples motivate students and guide them through the statistical process of tackling problems, planning and data collection, analysing and interpreting information and finding solutions.
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Student Solutions Manual for Utts/Heckard's Mind on Statistics

Author: Jessica M. Utts,Robert F. Heckard

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0538736046

Category: Mathematics

Page: 176

View: 6493

Go beyond the answers--see what it takes to get there and improve your grade! This manual provides worked-out, step-by-step solutions to the odd-numbered problems in the text, giving you the information you need to truly understand how these problems are solved.
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Mind on Statistics

Author: N.A

Publisher: Brooks Cole

ISBN: 9781305366602

Category:

Page: N.A

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Seeing Through Statistics

Author: Jessica Utts

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0534394027

Category: Mathematics

Page: 584

View: 9136

This third edition of Jessica Utts’ popular book develops statistical literacy and critical thinking through real-world applications, with an emphasis on ideas, not calculations. This text focuses on the key concepts that educated citizens need to know about statistics. These ideas are introduced in interesting applied and real contexts, without using an abundance of technicalities and calculations that only serve to confuse students. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Mind on Statistics

Statistics, Statistics

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 146720451X

Category: Education

Page: 246

View: 3401

Facts101 is your complete guide to Mind on Statistics. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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Statistical Ideas and Methods

Author: Jessica Utts,Robert Heckard

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495122505

Category: Mathematics

Page: 668

View: 8466

Emphasizing the conceptual development of statistical ideas, STATISTICAL IDEAS AND METHODS actively engages students and explains topics in the context of excellent examples and case studies. This text balances the spirit of statistical literacy with statistical methodology taught in the introductory statistics course. Jessica Utts and Robert Heckard built the book on two learning premises: (1) New material is much easier to learn and remember if it is related to something interesting or previously known; (2) New material is easier to learn if you actively ask questions and answer them for yourself. More than any other text available, STATISTICAL IDEAS AND METHODS motivates students to develop their statistical intuition by focusing on analyzing data and interpreting results as opposed to focusing on mathematical formulation. STATISTICAL IDEAS AND METHODS provides the exciting coverage from the authors' acclaimed MIND ON STATISTICS along with coverage of additional discrete random variables, nonparametric tests of hypotheses, multiple regression, two-way analysis of variance, and ethics. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Mind on Statistics

Author: Jessica M. Utts,Cram101 Textbook Reviews,Robert F. Heckard

Publisher: Academic Internet Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781428814202

Category: Education

Page: 108

View: 9395

Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Virtually all of the testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events from the textbook are included. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides give all of the outlines, highlights, notes, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanys: 9780534393052 .
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Ssm Mind on Statistics

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780534382766

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 3722

Selected worked-out solutions for students.
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Weaponized Lies

How to Think Critically in the Post-Truth Era

Author: Daniel J. Levitin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1524742228

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 6772

Previously Published as A Field Guide to Lies We’re surrounded by fringe theories, fake news, and pseudo-facts. These lies are getting repeated. New York Times bestselling author Daniel Levitin shows how to disarm these socially devastating inventions and get the American mind back on track. Here are the fundamental lessons in critical thinking that we need to know and share now. Investigating numerical misinformation, Daniel Levitin shows how mishandled statistics and graphs can give a grossly distorted perspective and lead us to terrible decisions. Wordy arguments on the other hand can easily be persuasive as they drift away from the facts in an appealing yet misguided way. The steps we can take to better evaluate news, advertisements, and reports are clearly detailed. Ultimately, Levitin turns to what underlies our ability to determine if something is true or false: the scientific method. He grapples with the limits of what we can and cannot know. Case studies are offered to demonstrate the applications of logical thinking to quite varied settings, spanning courtroom testimony, medical decision making, magic, modern physics, and conspiracy theories. This urgently needed book enables us to avoid the extremes of passive gullibility and cynical rejection. As Levitin attests: Truth matters. A post-truth era is an era of willful irrationality, reversing all the great advances humankind has made. Euphemisms like “fringe theories,” “extreme views,” “alt truth,” and even “fake news” can literally be dangerous. Let's call lies what they are and catch those making them in the act.
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Generalized Additive Models

Author: T.J. Hastie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351445960

Category: Mathematics

Page: 352

View: 1906

This book describes an array of power tools for data analysis that are based on nonparametric regression and smoothing techniques. These methods relax the linear assumption of many standard models and allow analysts to uncover structure in the data that might otherwise have been missed. While McCullagh and Nelder's Generalized Linear Models shows how to extend the usual linear methodology to cover analysis of a range of data types, Generalized Additive Models enhances this methodology even further by incorporating the flexibility of nonparametric regression. Clear prose, exercises in each chapter, and case studies enhance this popular text.
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Student Solutions Manual for Mind on Statistic, Third Edition

Author: Robert F. Heckard,Jessica M. Utts

Publisher: Duxbury Press

ISBN: 9780495018070

Category: Mathematics

Page: 133

View: 8477

Intended to supplement the brief answers for selected exercises provided in the back of the book. It includes fully worked-out solutions for those exercises, and also provides hints, tips, and additional interpretation for specific exercises.
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How to Lie with Statistics

Author: Darrell Huff

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393070873

Category: Mathematics

Page: 144

View: 5660

Over Half a Million Copies Sold--an Honest-to-Goodness Bestseller Darrell Huff runs the gamut of every popularly used type of statistic, probes such things as the sample study, the tabulation method, the interview technique, or the way the results are derived from the figures, and points up the countless number of dodges which are used to full rather than to inform.
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Statistics

Author: Robert F. Heckard,Jessica M. Utts

Publisher: Thomson Brooks/Cole

ISBN: 9780538735919

Category: Statistics

Page: 800

View: 4746

STATISTICS, 4e, International Edition emphasizes the conceptual development of statistical ideas and the importance of looking for—and finding—meaning in data. Authors Jessica Utts and Robert Heckard actively engage students' natural curiosity, motivating them with intriguing questions and explaining statistical topics in the context of a wide range of interesting, useful examples and case studies. Throughout, the authors balance the promotion of statistical literacy with coverage of the statistical methodology taught in general introductory statistics courses. Their approach is based on the premises that new material is much easier to learn and remember if it is related to something interesting or previously known, and if students actively ask questions and find the answers for themselves. More than any other text available, STATISTICS, 4e, International Edition motivates and encourages students to develop their statistical intuition by focusing on analyzing data and interpreting results, rather than on mathematical formulation.CourseSmart goes beyond traditional expectations–providing instant, online access to the textbooks and course materials you need and at a lower cost to your students. To request an electronic sample of this Cengage Learning title, go to: www.coursesmart.com/instructors.
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Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data

Author: Charles Wheelan

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393089827

Category: Mathematics

Page: 302

View: 5284

“Brilliant, funny . . . the best math teacher you never had.”—San Francisco Chronicle Once considered tedious, the field of statistics is rapidly evolving into a discipline Hal Varian, chief economist at Google, has actually called “sexy.” From batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research, the real-world application of statistics continues to grow by leaps and bounds. How can we catch schools that cheat on standardized tests? How does Netflix know which movies you’ll like? What is causing the rising incidence of autism? As best-selling author Charles Wheelan shows us in Naked Statistics, the right data and a few well-chosen statistical tools can help us answer these questions and more. For those who slept through Stats 101, this book is a lifesaver. Wheelan strips away the arcane and technical details and focuses on the underlying intuition that drives statistical analysis. He clarifies key concepts such as inference, correlation, and regression analysis, reveals how biased or careless parties can manipulate or misrepresent data, and shows us how brilliant and creative researchers are exploiting the valuable data from natural experiments to tackle thorny questions. And in Wheelan’s trademark style, there’s not a dull page in sight. You’ll encounter clever Schlitz Beer marketers leveraging basic probability, an International Sausage Festival illuminating the tenets of the central limit theorem, and a head-scratching choice from the famous game show Let’s Make a Deal—and you’ll come away with insights each time. With the wit, accessibility, and sheer fun that turned Naked Economics into a bestseller, Wheelan defies the odds yet again by bringing another essential, formerly unglamorous discipline to life.
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A Mind for Numbers

How to Excel at Math and Science (even If You Flunked Algebra)

Author: Barbara A. Oakley

Publisher: TarcherPerigree

ISBN: 039916524X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 316

View: 6041

An engineering professor who started out doing poorly in mathematical and technical subjects in school offers tools, tips and techniques to learning the creative and analytical thought processes that will lead to achievement in math and science. Original.
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