4th Edition

Essential Statistics

By D.G. Rees Copyright 2001
    388 Pages
    by Chapman & Hall

    388 Pages
    by Chapman & Hall

    An introductory text for students taking a first course in statistics-in fields as diverse as engineering, business, chemistry, and biology-Essential Statistics: Fourth Edition thoroughly updates and enhances the hugely successful third edition. It presents new information on modern statistical techniques such as Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), and software such as MINITAB™ for WINDOWS.

    An experienced former lecturer, the author communicates to students in his trademark easy-to-follow style. Keeping complex mathematical theory to a minimum, Rees presents a wealth of fully explained worked examples throughout the text. In addition, the end-of-chapter Worksheets relate to a variety of fields-enabling students to see the relevance of the numerous methods to their study areas. Essential Statistics: Fourth Edition emphasizes the principles and assumptions underlying the statistical methods, thus providing the tools needed for students to use and interpret statistical data effectively.

    What is Statistics?
    Some Statistical Notation
    Summarizing Data by Tables and by Graphical Methods
    Summarizing Data by Numerical Measures
    Discrete Probability Distributions
    Continuous Probability Distributions
    Samples and Populations
    Confidence Interval Estimation
    Hypothesis Testing
    Nonparametric Hypothesis Tests
    An Introduction to the Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
    Association of Categorical Variables
    Correlation of Quantitative Variables
    Regression Analysis, an Introduction
    Goodness-of-Fit Tests
    Appendix A Statistical Formulae
    Appendix B Solutions to Worksheets
    Appendix C Statistical Tables
    Appendix D Glossary of Symbols
    Appendix E Introduction to Minitab for Windows


    D.G. Rees

    "This book is a first primer in statistics... for the occasional user or newcomer to the ideas in statistics this book contains everything you will probably ever need to know."
    -Journal of the Operational Research Society, 2003

    "Anyone who wants to begin learning statistics should be delighted with this book."
    -Journal of Quality Technology
    "…a very interesting introductory book on collecting, summarizing, analyzing, and interpreting data."
    "The information is concise and easily understood…(it) would help plan forthcoming projects."
    -Hospital Doctor