Statistics

The Conceptual Approach

  • Gudmund R. Iversen
  • Mary Gergen

Part of the Springer Undergraduate Textbooks in Statistics book series (SUTS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Gudmund R. Iversen, Mary Gergen
    Pages 1-27
  3. Gudmund R. Iversen, Mary Gergen
    Pages 28-69
  4. Gudmund R. Iversen, Mary Gergen
    Pages 70-127
  5. Gudmund R. Iversen, Mary Gergen
    Pages 128-175
  6. Gudmund R. Iversen, Mary Gergen
    Pages 176-229
  7. Gudmund R. Iversen, Mary Gergen
    Pages 230-263
  8. Gudmund R. Iversen, Mary Gergen
    Pages 264-311
  9. Gudmund R. Iversen, Mary Gergen
    Pages 312-343
  10. Gudmund R. Iversen, Mary Gergen
    Pages 344-395
  11. Gudmund R. Iversen, Mary Gergen
    Pages 396-471
  12. Gudmund R. Iversen, Mary Gergen
    Pages 472-523
  13. Gudmund R. Iversen, Mary Gergen
    Pages 524-557
  14. Gudmund R. Iversen, Mary Gergen
    Pages 558-615
  15. Gudmund R. Iversen, Mary Gergen
    Pages 616-639
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 641-735

About this book

Introduction

discussed in this book. It is clear that with an understanding of the main ideas of statistics, engaged citizens can grasp what the professional number crunchers have produced and evaluate the results. This book grew out of a course designed by Gudmund R. Iversen to meet the challenges created by this greater reliance on statistical It was one of a series of courses designed at Swarthmore information. College to fulfill the mission of a liberal arts college to educate its students for the challenges of the twenty-first century. The idea was that students should not become so involved with the intricacies of a single discipline that they lose sight of the big picture. These courses were intended to educate students to understand how the major ideas of a field relate to the world. In many respects statistics seemed an ideal subject for one such course. While statistics could be a mystifying, self­ aggrandized, and esoteric discipline, it could also be a key to under­ standing many other disciplines. The course, Stat 1: Statistical Think­ ing, was created to produce this understanding. The course proved to be very popular, and each year it grew in size. Over time the lecture notes for the course became more refined and extensive, and eventu­ ally the course material served as the basis for this book. Fonnulas As most statistics instructors are keenly aware, the teaching of statistics has changed dramatically.

Keywords

Variance analysis of variance correlation innovation statistics

Authors and affiliations

  • Gudmund R. Iversen
    • 1
  • Mary Gergen
    • 2
  1. 1.Swarthmore CollegeUSA
  2. 2.Delaware County CampusPennsylvania State UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-2244-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7470-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-2244-6
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