Mind on Statistics 6th edition

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Jessica M. Utts and Robert F. Heckard
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  • Chapter 1: Statistics Success Stories and Cautionary Tales
    • 1: Concept Explorations
    • 1.1: What Is Statistics?
    • 1.2: Eight Statistical Stories with Morals
    • 1.3: The Common Elements in the Eight Stories
    • 1: Chapter Exercises

  • Chapter 2: Turning Data into Information
    • 2: Concept Explorations
    • 2.1: Raw Data
    • 2.2: Types of Variables
    • 2.3: Summarizing One or Two Categorical Variables
    • 2.4: Exploring Features of Quantitative Data with Pictures
    • 2.5: Numerical Summaries of Quantitative Variables
    • 2.6: How to Handle Outliers
    • 2.7: Bell-Shaped Distributions and Standard Deviations
    • 2: Chapter Exercises
    • 2: Labs

  • Chapter 3: Relationships Between Quantitative Variables
    • 3: Concept Explorations
    • 3.1: Looking for Patterns with Scatterplots
    • 3.2: Describing Linear Patterns with a Regression Line
    • 3.3: Measuring Strength and Direction with Correlation
    • 3.4: Regression and Correlation Difficulties and Disasters
    • 3.5: Correlation Does Not Prove Causation
    • 3: Chapter Exercises
    • 3: Labs

  • Chapter 4: Relationships Between Categorical Variables
    • 4: Concept Explorations
    • 4.1: Displaying Relationships Between Categorical Variables
    • 4.2: Risk, Relative Risk, and Misleading Statistics about Risk
    • 4.3: The Effect of a Third Variable and Simpson's Paradox
    • 4.4: Assessing the Relationship in a 2 × 2 Table: Hypothesis Testing
    • 4.5: Randomization Test for a 2 × 2 Table
    • 4: Chapter Exercises
    • 4: Labs

  • Chapter 5: Sampling: Surveys and How to Ask Questions
    • 5: Concept Explorations
    • 5.1: Collecting and Using Sample Data Wisely
    • 5.2: Margin of Error, Confidence Intervals, and Sample Size
    • 5.3: Choosing a Simple Random Sample
    • 5.4: Additional Probability Sampling Methods
    • 5.5: Difficulties and Disasters in Sampling
    • 5.6: Pitfalls in Asking Survey Questions
    • 5: Chapter Exercises
    • 5: Labs

  • Chapter 6: Gathering Useful Data for Examining Relationships
    • 6: Concept Explorations
    • 6.1: Speaking the Language of Research Studies
    • 6.2: Designing a Good Experiment
    • 6.3: Designing a Good Observational Study
    • 6.4: Difficulties and Disasters in Experiments and Observational Studies
    • 6: Chapter Exercises

  • Chapter 7: Probability
    • 7: Concept Explorations
    • 7.1: Random Circumstances
    • 7.2: Interpretations of Probability
    • 7.3: Probability Definitions and Relationships
    • 7.4: Basic Rules for Finding Probabilities
    • 7.5: Conditional Probabilities and Bayes' Rule
    • 7.6: Using Simulation to Estimate Probabilities
    • 7.7: Flawed Intuitive Judgments about Probability
    • 7: Chapter Exercises
    • 7: Labs

  • Chapter 8: Random Variables
    • 8: Concept Explorations
    • 8.1: What Is a Random Variable?
    • 8.2: Discrete Random Variables
    • 8.3: Expectations for Random Variables
    • 8.4: Binomial Random Variables
    • 8.5: Continuous Random Variables
    • 8.6: Normal Random Variables
    • 8.7: Approximating Binomial Distribution Probabilities
    • 8.8: Linear Combinations and Linear Transformations of Random Variables
    • 8: Chapter Exercises
    • 8: Labs

  • Chapter 9: Understanding Sampling Distributions: Statistics as Random Variables
    • 9: Concept Explorations
    • 9.1: Parameters, Statistics, and Statistical Inference
    • 9.2: From Curiosity to Questions About Parameters
    • 9.3: SD Module 0: An Overview of Sampling Distributions
    • 9.4: SD Module 1: Sampling Distribution for One Sample Proportion
    • 9.5: SD Module 2: Sampling Distribution for the Difference in Two Sample Proportions
    • 9.6: SD Module 3: Sampling Distribution for One Sample Mean
    • 9.7: SD Module 4: Sampling Distribution for the Sample Mean of Paired Differences
    • 9.8: SD Module 5: Sampling Distribution for the Difference in Two Sample Means
    • 9.9: Preparing for Statistical Inference: Standardized Statistics
    • 9.10: Generalizations beyond the Big Five
    • 9: Chapter Exercises
    • 9: Labs

  • Chapter 10: Estimating Proportions with Confidence
    • 10: Concept Explorations
    • 10.1: CI Module 0: An Overview of Confidence Intervals
    • 10.2: CI Module 1: Confidence Intervals for Population Proportions
    • 10.3: CI Module 2: Confidence Intervals for the Difference in Two Population Proportions
    • 10.4: Using Simulation to Calculate Confidence Intervals: Bootstrapping
    • 10.5: Using Confidence Intervals to Guide Decisions
    • 10: Chapter Exercises
    • 10: Labs

  • Chapter 11: Estimating Means with Confidence
    • 11: Concept Explorations
    • 11.1: Introduction to Confidence Intervals for Means
    • 11.2: CI Module 3: Confidence Intervals for One Population Mean
    • 11.3: CI Module 4: Confidence Intervals for the Population Mean of Paired Differences
    • 11.4: CI Module 5: Confidence Intervals for the Difference in Two Population Means (Independent Samples)
    • 11.5: Using Simulation to Calculate Confidence Intervals: Bootstrapping for Means and Other Parameters
    • 11.6: Understanding Any Confidence Interval
    • 11: Chapter Exercises
    • 11: Labs

  • Chapter 12: Testing Hypotheses about Proportions
    • 12: Concept Explorations
    • 12.1: HT Module 0: An Overview of Hypothesis Testing
    • 12.2: HT Module 1: Testing Hypotheses about a Population Proportion
    • 12.3: HT Module 2: Testing Hypotheses about the Difference in Two Population Proportions
    • 12.4: Using Resampling to Estimate the p-Value for Testing Hypotheses About Two Proportions
    • 12.5: Sample Size, p-Values, and Power
    • 12.6: Understanding and Addressing Criticisms of Significance Testing
    • 12: Chapter Exercises
    • 12: Labs

  • Chapter 13: Testing Hypotheses about Means
    • 13: Concept Explorations
    • 13.1: Introduction to Hypothesis Tests for Means
    • 13.2: HT Module 3: Testing Hypotheses about One Population Mean
    • 13.3: HT Module 4: Testing Hypotheses about the Population Mean of Paired Differences
    • 13.4: HT Module 5: Testing Hypotheses about the Difference in Two Population Means (Independent Samples)
    • 13.5: The Relationship Between Significance Tests and Confidence Intervals
    • 13.6: Choosing an Appropriate Inference Procedure
    • 13.7: Effect Size
    • 13.8: Evaluating Significance in Research Reports
    • 13: Chapter Exercises
    • 13: Labs

  • Chapter 14: Inference about Simple Regression
    • 14: Concept Explorations
    • 14.1: Sample and Population Regression Models
    • 14.2: Estimating the Standard Deviation for Regression
    • 14.3: Inference about the Slope of a Linear Regression
    • 14.4: Predicting y and Estimating Mean y at a Specific x
    • 14.5: Checking Conditions for Using Regression Models for Inference
    • 14: Chapter Exercises
    • 14: Labs

  • Chapter 15: More about Inference for Categorical Variables
    • 15: Concept Explorations
    • 15.1: The Chi-Square Test for Two-Way Tables
    • 15.2: Methods for Analyzing 2 × 2 Tables
    • 15.3: Testing Hypotheses about One Categorical Variable: Goodness-of-Fit
    • 15: Chapter Exercises
    • 15: Labs

  • Chapter 16: Analysis of Variance
    • 16: Concept Explorations
    • 16.1: Comparing Means with an ANOVA F-Test
    • 16.2: Details of One-Way Analysis of Variance
    • 16.3: Other Methods for Comparing Populations
    • 16.4: Two-Way Analysis of Variance
    • 16: Chapter Exercises
    • 16: Labs

  • Chapter 17: Turning Information into Wisdom
    • 17: Concept Explorations
    • 17.1: Beyond the Data
    • 17.2: Transforming Uncertainty Into Wisdom
    • 17.3: Making Personal Decisions
    • 17.4: Controlling Societal Risks
    • 17.5: Understanding Our World
    • 17.6: Getting to Know You
    • 17.7: Words to the Wise
    • 17: Chapter Exercises

  • Chapter S1: Additional Discrete Random Variables
    • S1.1: Hypergeometric Distribution
    • S1.2: Poisson Distribution
    • S1.3: Multinomial Distribution
    • S1.4: Negative Binomial and Geometric Distributions

  • Chapter S2: Nonparametric Tests of Hypotheses
    • S2.1: The Sign Test
    • S2.2: The Two-Sample Rank-Sum Test
    • S2.3: The Wilcoxon Signed-Rank Test
    • S2.4: The Kruskal-Wallis Test

  • Chapter S3: Multiple Regression
    • S3.1: The Multiple Linear Regression Model
    • S3.2: Inference About Multiple Regression Models
    • S3.3: Checking Conditions for Multiple Linear Regression

  • Chapter S4: Two-Way Analysis of Variance
    • S4.1: Assumptions and Models for Two-Way ANOVA
    • S4.2: Testing for Main Effects and Interactions

  • Chapter S5: Ethics
    • S5.1: Ethical Treatment of Human and Animal Participants
    • S5.2: Assurance of Data Quality
    • S5.3: Appropriate Statistical Analyses
    • S5.4: Fair Reporting of Results

  • Chapter PJT: Project
    • PJT.1: Project


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Chapter 3: Relationships Between Quantitative Variables
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Chapter 5: Sampling: Surveys and How to Ask Questions
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Chapter 6: Gathering Useful Data for Examining Relationships
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Chapter 7: Probability
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Chapter 8: Random Variables
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Chapter 9: Understanding Sampling Distributions: Statistics as Random Variables
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Chapter 10: Estimating Proportions with Confidence
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Chapter 12: Testing Hypotheses about Proportions
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Chapter 13: Testing Hypotheses about Means
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Chapter 17: Turning Information into Wisdom
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