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One of the things that help me decide whether or not to buy a book is the table of contents. I hope the information below is useful.
How to use this book.
1. Statistical inquiry.
Making sense of experience.
What is statistics?
Descriptive and inferential statistics.
Collecting a sample.
2. Describing our sample.
Error, accuracy and approximations.
3. Summarizing our data.
Tables and diagrams.
Central tendency (averages).
Measures of dispersion.
4. The shape of a distribution.
Introducing the normal distribution.
Proportions under the normal curve.
5. From sample to population.
Estimates and inferences.
The logic of sampling.
A distribution of sample-means.
Estimating the population-mean.
Estimating other parameters.
6. Comparing samples.
From the same or different populations?
The significance of significance.
7. Further matters of significance.
One- versus two-tailed tests.
z-tests and t-tests.
Comparing several means.
8. Analysing relationships.
Three kinds of correlation.
The strength of a correlation.
The significance of a correlation coefficient.
Interpreting a correlation coefficient.
Prediction and regression.