By R. Lyman Ott, Micheal T. Longnecker
Ott and Longnecker's AN advent TO STATISTICAL equipment and knowledge research, 6th variation, offers a extensive review of statistical equipment for complex undergraduate and graduate scholars from various disciplines who've very little previous direction paintings in facts. The authors educate scholars to resolve difficulties encountered in examine tasks, to make judgements in response to info as a rule settings either inside and past the collage atmosphere, and to develop into severe readers of statistical analyses in study papers and in information studies. the 1st 11 chapters current fabric commonly coated in an introductory information direction, in addition to case stories and examples which are usually encountered in undergraduate capstone classes. the remainder chapters conceal regression modeling and layout of experiments.
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