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Introduction. Part I: Vital Statistics about Statistics. Chapter 1: Statistics in a Nutshell. Chapter 2: The Statistics of Everyday Life. Chapter 3: Taking Control: So Many Numbers, So Little Time. Chapter 4: Tools of the Trade. Part II: Number-Crunching Basics. Chapter 5: Means, Medians, and More. Chapter 6: Getting the Picture: Graphing Categorical Data. Chapter 7: Going by the Numbers: Graphing Numerical Data. Part III: Distributions and the Central Limit Theorem. Chapter 8: Random Variables and the Binomial Distribution. Chapter 9: The Normal Distribution. Chapter 10: The t-Distribution. Chapter 11: Sampling Distributions and the Central Limit Theorem. Part IV: Guesstimating and Hypothesizing with Confidence. Chapter 12: Leaving Room for a Margin of Error. Chapter 13: Confi dence Intervals: Making Your Best Guesstimate. Chapter 14: Claims, Tests, and Conclusions. Chapter 15: Commonly Used Hypothesis Tests: Formulas and Examples. Part V: Statistical Studies and the Hunt for a Meaningful Relationship. Chapter 16: Polls, Polls, and More Polls. Chapter 17: Experiments: Medical Breakthroughs or Misleading Results? Chapter 18: Looking for Links: Correlation and Regression. Chapter 19: Two-Way Tables and Independence. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 20: Ten Tips for the Statistically Savvy Sleuth. Chapter 21: Ten Surefi re Exam Score Boosters. Appendix: Tables for Reference. Index.
Deborah J. Rumsey , PhD, is a professor of statistics and the director of the Mathematics and Statistics Learning Center at The Ohio State University. She is the author of Statistics Workbook For Dummies , Statistics II For Dummies , and Probability For Dummies .