Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis 6th edition is a comprehensive book on statistical science. It is written by Roxy Peck, Chris Olsen and Jay L Devore, who are famous ademicians and writers. This post features introduction and review of the latest edition published by Cengage Learning publications.
Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis 6th edition
Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis is an interesting book. It contains a handbook style composition for the students. It contains a lot of examples from daily life. As statistics has immense applications, every chapter also has with practical examples. The first chapter of the book is also related to the role of statistics an its applications.
The text under review features Introductory statistics and data analysis. There are sixteen chapters in total and almost all of these are related to core statistical concepts. There has been a special emphasis on the collection of data and its summarizing. Data is also very important as statistical results are based on correct collection and grouping of data.
Similarly, one chapter is dedicated to probability and offers Detailed introduction to probability is presented by book authors. It elegantly describes the concept of probability. Rest of the chapters are based on hypothesis testing and estimation. Moreover, there are different techniques available in the for different types of population. These include ANOVA (analysis of variance), regression and others.
Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis 6th edition contains excellent pictorial descriptions. These examples and descriptions help the reader to quickly grasp the concept of the topic. Exercises also added at the end of each chapter. So, overall it is a good book to have an exposure of statistical science and its applicability.
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