Statistics is Easy! 2nd Edition

Statistics is Easy! 2nd Edition

Dennis Shasha, Manda Wilson
ISBN: 9781608455706 | PDF ISBN: 9781608455713
Hardcover ISBN:9781681732374
Copyright © 2010 | 174 Pages | Publication Date: 01/01/2010

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Statistics is the activity of inferring results about a population given a sample. Historically, statistics books assume an underlying distribution to the data (typically, the normal distribution) and derive results under that assumption. Unfortunately, in real life, one cannot normally be sure of the underlying distribution. For that reason, this book presents a distribution-independent approach to statistics based on a simple computational counting idea called resampling. This book explains the basic concepts of resampling, then system atically presents the standard statistical measures along with programs (in the language Python) to calculate them using resampling, and finally illustrates the use of the measures and programs in a case study. The text uses junior high school algebra and many examples to explain the concepts. Th e ideal reader has mastered at least elementary mathematics, likes to think procedurally, and is comfortable with computers.

Table of Contents

The Basic Idea
Pragmatic Considerations when Using Resampling
The Essential Stats
Case Study: New Mexico's 2004 Presidential Ballots
Bias Corrected Confidence Intervals
Appendix B

About the Author(s)

Dennis Shasha, New York University

Manda Wilson, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


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