This book will allow you to acquaint yourself with the world of
statistics. You will learn to perform statistical analyses on
real-world subjects. The book uses practical examples to
illustrate how statistics can be applied to real life situations.
Tables, equations, and graphs are included throughout to illustrate the
concepts being explained. The book explains the basic principles
of statistics such as average, median, and standard deviation.
But it also delves deeper and explains linear regressions (simple and
multiple). It addresses, among other things, calculation of
probability, binomial, Poisson, and hypergeometric distribution, as
well as normal distribution and its multiple applications. It
covers sampling, t-tests, contingency tables, etc. It is a good
book to familiarize you with statistics and to obtain a good general
understanding of the subject matter. The tables at the end of the
book allow calculations to be made without having to buy a statistical
calculator. There are also many problems that allow the theories
to be put into practice. An answer key is found at the end of the
book so that you can check your answers.
Careful, this isn't light reading. Nearly every sentence contains
an element of theory. You need to be paying attention in order to
properly assimilate all the information in this book.