Introduces the techniques and concepts of statistics in human and physical geography. This book explains not only how to apply quantitative tools but also why and how they work. It helps students gain important skills for utilizing conventional and spatial statistics in their own research, as well as for critically evaluating the work of others.
Updated and expanded edition (first in 1989) of a textbook for either a one-semester or one-quarter course, providing a clear understanding of basic statistical techniques, with an emphasis on the application of those techniques to the analysis of data. Introductory high school algebra is a sufficient prerequisite. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
A textbook oriented toward behavioral and social science students interested in data analysis. This book shows the reader how to do statistical analyses. It also gives examples and situations where a certain statistical test would be used.
Using a successfully class-tested approach that gives coherence to a broad range of introductory topics, this innovative text provides students with a real-world, big picture view of statistics as well as problem-solving strategies that can be applied to the statistical questions, real data, and examples that they will encounter. Author Nancy Pfenning organizes content around four basic processes of statistics: producing data, displaying and summarizing data, understanding probability, and using probability to perform statistical inference. Within this framework, the book progresses systematically through five basic problem situations involving values of variables (quantitative, categorical, or a blend). As a result, students learn to identify which situation applies and how to choose the correct display, summary, or inference tool or technique. As students gain proficiency in specific statistical techniques, the author also points out connections among topics and techniques. More than 1,000 real-life examples and categorized exercises support the approach, engaging students in practicing and developing a variety of skills. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
In their own classrooms, through their popular texts, and in the conferences they lead, Robert Johnson and Patricia Kuby have inspired hundreds of thousands of students and their instructors to see the utility and practicality of statistics. Now in its Eleventh Edition, ELEMENTARY STATISTICS has been consistently praised by users and reviewers for its clear exposition and relevant examples, exercises, and applications. A focus on technology to help students succeed--including MINITAB, Excel, and TI-83/84 output and instructions throughout--is enhanced by a wealth of supplements that save instructors time and give students interactive guidance and support. All this and more have established this text's reputation for being remarkably accessible for students to learn from--and simple and straightforward for instructors to teach from. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This book Elementary Statistics has been written to meet the requirement of graduate students of all Indian universities. The subject matter has been presented in such a way that it is easily expectable to students. Illustrated examples have been incorporated to help the students in getting the clear concept of the subject and allied matters. The exercises given in the text form. The integral part of the book and it is advised that the same should be attempt seriously. Contents: Classification and Tabulation of Data, Graphic Presentation of Data, Measure of Central Value, Measures of Dispersion.
In their own classrooms, through their popular texts, and in the conferences they lead, Bob Johnson and Pat Kuby have inspired hundreds of thousands of students to see statistics and all its usefulness. This new ADVANTAGE SERIES version of Robert Johnson and Patricia Kuby's ELEMENTARY STATISTICS, 9th Edition represents the 30th anniversary of their flagship title. This comprehensive text translates the language of statistics into approachable everyday terminology through its clear exposition, real-world examples, and interesting, applicable case studies. The authors promote the learning of statistics in a context that relates to personal experience. The flexibility of technology coverage (MINITAB, Excel, and TI-83 output and instructions throughout), the wealth of instructor supplements, and the expanded opportunities for online enrichment make this the easiest text for students to learn from and for teachers to teach from. As part of the ADVANTAGE SERIES, this new version will offer all the quality content you've come to expect from Johnson and Kuby sold to your students at a significantly lower price.