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Problem Solving

A statistician's guide, Second edition, 2nd Edition

By Chris Chatfield

Chapman and Hall/CRC

325 pages

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This book illuminates the complex process of problem solving, including formulating the problem, collecting and analyzing data, and presenting the conclusions.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: The general principles involved in tackling real-life statistical problems


The stages of a statistical investigation

Formulating the problem

Collecting the data

Analyzing the data - 1: General strategy

Analyzing the data - 2: The initial examination of data

Analyzing the data - 3: The 'definitive' analysis

Using resources - 1: The computer

Using resources - 2: The library

Communication - 1: Effective statistical consulting

Communication - 2: Effective report writing


Summary: How to be an effective statistician

PART TWO: Exercises

Descriptive statistics

Exploring data

Correlation and regression

Analyzing complex large-scale data sets

Analyzing more structured data

Time-series analysis


Collecting data

PART THREE: Appendices

Appendix A: A digest of statistical techniques

Appendix B: MINITAB and GLIM

Appendix C: Some useful addresses

Appendix D: Statistical tables


Author Index

Subject Index

About the Series

Chapman & Hall/CRC Texts in Statistical Science

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MATHEMATICS / Probability & Statistics / General