Introduction to Statistics

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David Lane, Rice University

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Publisher: Independent

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Reviewed by Suhwon Lee, Associate Teaching Professor, University of Missouri, on 6/20/2018.

This book is pretty comprehensive for being a brief introductory book. This book covers all necessary content areas for an introduction to Statistics … read more



Reviewed by Jenna Kowalski, Mathematics Instructor, Anoka-Ramsey Community College, on 3/28/2018.

The text includes the introductory statistics topics covered in a college-level semester course. An effective index and glossary are included, with … read more



Reviewed by Randy Vander Wal, Professor, The Pennsylvania State University, on 2/2/2018.

As a text for an introductory course, standard topics are covered. It was nice to see some topics such as power, sampling, research design and … read more



Reviewed by Zaki Kuruppalil, Associate Professor, Ohio University, on 2/2/2018.

This is a comprehensive book on statistical methods, its settings and most importantly the interpretation of the results. With the advent of … read more



Reviewed by David jabon, Associate Professor, DePaul University, on 8/16/2017.

This text covers all the standard topics in a semester long introductory course in statistics. It is particularly well indexed and very easy to … read more


Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Graphing Distributions
3. Summarizing Distributions
4. Describing Bivariate Data
5. Probability
6. Research Design
7. Normal Distributions
8. Advanced Graphs
9. Sampling Distributions 
10. Estimation 
11. Logic of Hypothesis Testing 
12. Testing Means
13. Power
14. Regression 
15. Analysis of Variance
16. Transformations
17. Chi Square 
18. Distribution-Free Tests
19. Effect Size
20. Case Studies
21. Glossary

About the Book

Introduction to Statistics is a resource for learning and teaching introductory statistics.

About the Contributors


David Lane is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychology, Statistics, and Management at the Rice University.