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Introduction and Motivation

  • Richard M. Heiberger
  • Burt Holland
Part of the Springer Texts in Statistics book series (STS)

Abstract

Statistics is the science and art of making decisions based on quantitative evidence. This introductory chapter motivates the study of statistics by describing where and how it used in all endeavors. It gives examples of applications, a little history of the subject, and a brief overview of the structure and content of the remaining chapters.

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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard M. Heiberger
    • 1
  • Burt Holland
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of StatisticsTemple UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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