Introduction to Probability and Statistics, Canadian 3rd edition

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William Mendenhall, Robert J. Beaver, Barbara M. Beaver, and S. Ejaz Ahmed
Publisher: Nelson Education, Ltd.

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  • Chapter 1: Describing Data With Graphs
    • 1.1: Variables and Data
    • 1.2: Types of Variables
    • 1.3: Graphs for Categorical Data (4)
    • 1.4: Graphs for Quantitative Data
    • 1.5: Relative Frequency Histograms (5)
    • 1: Supplementary Exercises (4)
    • 1: Test Bank (27)

  • Chapter 2: Describing Data With Numerical Measures
    • 2.1: Describing a Set of Data with Numerical Measures
    • 2.2: Measures of Centre (3)
    • 2.3: Measures of Variability (2)
    • 2.4: On the Practical Significance of the Standard Deviation
    • 2.5: A Check on the Calculation of s (6)
    • 2.6: Measures of Relative Standing
    • 2.7: The Five-Number Summary and the Box Plot (3)
    • 2: Supplementary Exercises (8)
    • 2: Test Bank (49)

  • Chapter 3: Describing Bivariate Data
    • 3.1: Bivariate Data
    • 3.2: Graphs for Qualitative Variables (2)
    • 3.3: Scatterplots for Two Quantitative Variables
    • 3.4: Numerical Measures for Quantitative Bivariate Data (3)
    • 3: Supplementary Exercises (4)
    • 3: Test Bank (13)

  • Chapter 4: Probability and Probability Distributions
    • 4.1: The Role of Probability in Statistics
    • 4.2: Events and the Sample Space
    • 4.3: Calculating Probabilities Using Simple Events (6)
    • 4.4: Useful Counting Rules (Optional) (7)
    • 4.5: Event Relations and Probability Rules
    • 4.6: Independence, Conditional Probability, and the Multiplication Rule (7)
    • 4.7: Bayes' Rule (Optional) (4)
    • 4.8: Discrete Random Variables and Their Probability Distributions (5)
    • 4: Supplementary Exercises (13)
    • 4: Test Bank (36)

  • Chapter 5: Several Useful Discrete Distributions
    • 5.1: Introduction
    • 5.2: The Binomial Probability Distribution (9)
    • 5.3: The Poisson Probability Distribution (3)
    • 5.4: The Hypergeometric Probability Distribution (4)
    • 5: Supplementary Exercises (11)
    • 5: Test Bank (41)

  • Chapter 6: The Normal Probability Distribution
    • 6.1: Probability Distributions for Continuous Random Variables
    • 6.2: The Normal Probability Distribution
    • 6.3: Tabulated Areas of the Normal Probability Distribution (10)
    • 6.4: The Normal Approximation to the Binomial Probability Distribution (Optional) (6)
    • 6: Supplementary Exercises (11)
    • 6: Test Bank (65)

  • Chapter 7: Sampling Distributions
    • 7.1: Introduction
    • 7.2: Sampling Plans and Experimental Designs (3)
    • 7.3: Statistics and Sampling Distributions
    • 7.4: The Central Limit Theorem
    • 7.5: The Sampling Distribution of the Sample Mean (7)
    • 7.6: The Sampling Distribution of the Sample Proportion (5)
    • 7.7: A Sampling Application: Statistical Process Control (Optional) (4)
    • 7: Supplementary Exercises (9)
    • 7: Test Bank (32)

  • Chapter 8: Large-Sample Estimation
    • 8.1: Where We've Been
    • 8.2: Where We're Going_Statistical Inference
    • 8.3: Types of Estimators
    • 8.4: Point Estimation (6)
    • 8.5: Interval Estimation (5)
    • 8.6: Estimating the Difference between Two Population Means (5)
    • 8.7: Estimating the Difference between Two Binomial Proportions (4)
    • 8.8: One-Sided Confidence Bounds
    • 8.9: Choosing the Sample Size (6)
    • 8: Supplementary Exercises (9)
    • 8: Test Bank (43)

  • Chapter 9: Large-Sample Tests of Hypotheses
    • 9.1: Testing Hypotheses about Population Parameters
    • 9.2: A Statistical Test of Hypothesis
    • 9.3: A Large-Sample Test about a Population Mean (7)
    • 9.4: A Large-Sample Test of Hypothesis for the Difference between Two Population Means (2)
    • 9.5: A Large-Sample Test of Hypothesis for a Binomial Proportion (3)
    • 9.6: A Large-Sample Test of Hypothesis for the Difference between Two Binomial Proportions (4)
    • 9.7: Some Comments on Testing Hypotheses
    • 9: Supplementary Exercises (7)
    • 9: Test Bank (56)

  • Chapter 10: Inference From Small Samples
    • 10.1: Introduction
    • 10.2: Student's t Distribution
    • 10.3: Small-Sample Inferences Concerning a Population Mean (7)
    • 10.4: Small-Sample Inferences for the Difference between Two Population Means: Independent Random Samples (6)
    • 10.5: Small-Sample Inferences for the Difference between Two Means: A Paired-Difference Test (6)
    • 10.6: Inferences Concerning a Population Variance (3)
    • 10.7: Comparing Two Population Variances (5)
    • 10.8: Revisiting the Small-Sample Assumptions
    • 10: Supplementary Exercises (12)
    • 10: Test Bank (81)

  • Chapter 11: The Analysis of Variance
    • 11.1: The Design of an Experiment
    • 11.2: What Is an Analysis of Variance?
    • 11.3: The Assumptions for an Analysis of Variance
    • 11.4: The Completely Randomized Design: A One-Way Classification
    • 11.5: The Analysis of Variance for a Completely Randomized Design (6)
    • 11.6: Ranking Population Means (4)
    • 11.7: The Randomized Block Design: A Two-Way Classification
    • 11.8: The Analysis of Variance for a Randomized Block Design (4)
    • 11.9: The a × b Factorial Experiment: A Two-Way Classification
    • 11.10: The Analysis of Variance for an a × b Factorial Experiment (4)
    • 11.11: Revisiting the Analysis of Variance Assumptions
    • 11.12: A Brief Summary
    • 11: Supplementary Exercises (4)
    • 11: Test Bank (54)

  • Chapter 12: Linear Regression and Correlation
    • 12.1: Introduction
    • 12.2: A Simple Linear Probabilistic Model
    • 12.3: The Method of Least Squares
    • 12.4: An Analysis of Variance for Linear Regression (3)
    • 12.5: Testing the Usefulness of the Linear Regression Model (2)
    • 12.6: Diagnostic Tools for Checking the Regression Assumptions (2)
    • 12.7: Estimation and Prediction Using the Fitted Line (2)
    • 12.8: Correlation Analysis (4)
    • 12: Supplementary Exercises (4)
    • 12: Test Bank (51)

  • Chapter 13: Multiple Regression Analysis
    • 13.1: Introduction
    • 13.2: The Multiple Regression Model
    • 13.3: A Multiple Regression Analysis
    • 13.4: A Polynomial Regression Model (4)
    • 13.5: Using Quantitative and Qualitative Predictor Variables in a Regression Model (3)
    • 13.6: Testing Sets of Regression Coefficients
    • 13.7: Interpreting Residual Plots
    • 13.8: Stepwise Regression Analysis
    • 13.9: Misinterpreting a Regression Analysis
    • 13.10: Steps to Follow When Building a Multiple Regression Model
    • 13: Supplementary Exercises (3)
    • 13: Test Bank (54)

  • Chapter 14: Analysis of Categorical Data
    • 14.1: A Description of the Experiment
    • 14.2: Pearson's Chi-Square Statistic
    • 14.3: Testing Specified Cell Probabilities: The Goodness-of-Fit Test (5)
    • 14.4: Contingency Tables: A Two-Way Classification (4)
    • 14.5: Comparing Several Multinomial Populations: A Two-Way Classification with Fixed Row or Column Totals (3)
    • 14.6: The Equivalence of Statistical Tests
    • 14.7: Other Applications of the Chi-Square Test
    • 14: Supplementary Exercises (6)
    • 14: Test Bank (40)

  • Chapter 15: Nonparametric Statistics
    • 15.1: Introduction
    • 15.2: The Wilcoxon Rank Sum Test: Independent Random Samples (4)
    • 15.3: The Sign Test for a Paired Experiment (3)
    • 15.4: A Comparison of Statistical Tests
    • 15.5: The Wilcoxon Signed-Rank Test for a Paired Experiment (4)
    • 15.6: The Kruskal-Wallis H Test for Completely Randomized Designs (2)
    • 15.7: The Friedman Fr Test for Randomized Block Designs (2)
    • 15.8: Rank Correlation Coefficient (3)
    • 15.9: Summary
    • 15: Supplementary Exercises (7)
    • 15: Test Bank (73)

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Chapter 4: Probability and Probability Distributions
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Chapter 6: The Normal Probability Distribution
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Chapter 7: Sampling Distributions
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Chapter 8: Large-Sample Estimation
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Chapter 9: Large-Sample Tests of Hypotheses
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Chapter 10: Inference From Small Samples
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Chapter 11: The Analysis of Variance
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Chapter 12: Linear Regression and Correlation
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Chapter 15: Nonparametric Statistics
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