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Problem Solving
A statistician's guide, Second edition

ISBN 9780412606304
Published May 11, 1995 by Chapman and Hall/CRC
325 Pages

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Book Description

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

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