This book, an introduction to statistical inference, has evolved from material used in a first-year undergraduate statistics course at the University of Aberdeen. It relates to the collection of data to answer specific questions and to the interpretation of these data and data collected by others.
Table of Contents
1. Populations and samples 2. Tabular and graphical summaries of data 3. Numerical summary of data - sample statistics 4. Association between variables 5. Testing hypotheses 6. Published statistics 7. Delving in tables 8. Changes with time - index numbers 9. Demography - introduction 10. Components of population change 11. Population projection 12. Changes with time - time series 13. Data analysis and the computer 14. Social surveys 15. Schemes of investigation 16. Controlled experiments 17. Sampling schemes 18. Longitudinal studies and interrupted time series 19. Smoking and lung cancer 20. An overview
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