Essentials of Statistics – Mario F. Triola – 5th Edition


Triola is passionate about the use of real data; using the most up-to-date information and including real data wherever possible to help students recognize the value of in their everyday lives.

This Fifth Edition was written with several goals:

• To provide an abundance of new and interesting data sets; examples; and exercises.
• To personal growth of students through critical thinking; use of technology; collaborative work; and development of skills.
• To incorporate the latest and best used by professional statisticians.
• To include information personally helpful to students; such as the best job search and the importance of avoiding mistakes on résumés.
• To provide the largest and best set of supplements to enhance teaching and learning.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Statistics
1-1 Review and Preview
1-2-Statistical Thinking and Critical Thinking
1-3 Types of Data
1-4 Collecting Sample Data

2. Summarizing and Graphing Data
2-1 Review and Preview
2-2 Frequency Distributions
2-3 Histograms
2-4 Graphs that Enlighten and Graphs that Deceive

3. Statistics for Describing, Exploring, and Comparing Data
3-1 Review and Preview
3-2 Measures of Center
3-3 Measures of Variation
3-4 Measures of Relative Standing & Boxplots

4. Probability
4-1 Review and Preview
4-2 Basic Concepts of Probability
4-3 Addition Rule
4-4 Multiplication Rule: Basics
4-5 Multiplication Rule: Complements and Conditional Probability
4-6 Counting
4-7 Probabilities Through Simulations (on CD-ROM)
4-8 Bayes’ Theorem (on CD-ROM)

5. Discrete Probability Distributions
5-1 Review and Preview
5-2 Probability Distributions
5-3 Binomial Probability Distributions
5-4 Parameters for Binomial Distributions

6. Normal Probability Distributions
6-1 Review and Preview
6-2 The Standard Normal Distribution
6-3 Applications of Normal Distributions
6-4 Sampling Distributions and Estimators
6-5 Central Limit Theorem
6-6 Assessing Normality
6-7 Normal as Approximation to Binomial

7. Estimates and Sample Size
7-1 Review and Preview
7-2 Estimating a Population Proportion
7-3 Estimating Population Mean
7-4 Estimating Population Standard Deviation or Variance

8. Hypothesis Testing
8-1 Review and Preview
8-2 Basics of Hypothesis Testing
8-3 Testing a Claim About a Proportion
8-4 Testing a Claim About a Mean
8-5 Testing a Claim About a Standard Deviation or Variance

9. Inferences from Two Samples
9-1 Review and Preview
9-2 Two Proportions
9-3 Two Means: Independent Samples
9-4 Two Dependent Samples (Matched Pairs)

10. Correlation and Regression
10-1 Review and Preview
10-2 Correlation
10-3 Regression
10-4 Rank Correlation

11. Chi-Square and Analysis of Variance
11-1 Review and Preview
11-2 Goodness-of-Fit
11-3 Contingency Tables
11-4 Analysis of Variance

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