Statistics

Unlocking the Power of Data

Author: Robin H. Lock,Patti Frazer Lock,Kari Lock Morgan,Eric F. Lock,Dennis F. Lock

Publisher: Wiley Global Education

ISBN: 1119163722

Category: Mathematics

Page: 590

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With Wiley’s Enhanced E-Text, you get all the benefits of a downloadable, reflowable eBook with added resources to make your study time more effective, including: • Embedded & Searchable Tables & Figures • Links to Datasets through wiley.com • Video Solutions & Tutorials • Dataset Index embedded including links to datasets by page number Statistics: Unlocking the Power of Data, 2nd Edition continues to utilize these intuitive methods like randomization and bootstrap intervals to introduce the fundamental idea of statistical inference. These methods are brought to life through authentically relevant examples, enabled through easy to use statistical software, and are accessible at very early stages of a course. The program includes the more traditional methods like t-tests, chi-square texts, etc. but only after students have developed a strong intuitive understanding of inference through randomization methods. The focus throughout is on data analysis and the primary goal is to enable students to effectively collect data, analyze data, and interpret conclusions drawn from data. The program is driven by real data and real applications.

Statistics

Unlocking the Power of Data

Author: Robin H. Lock,Patti Frazer Lock,Kari Lock Morgan,Eric F. Lock,Dennis F. Lock

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780470601877

Category: Mathematics

Page: 736

View: 5776

This book incorporates the use of available technologies and modern methods of data analysis. The text focuses on providing conceptual understanding of the main themes of statistical inference, to provide a more solid grasp of the core ideas of statistics and make it relatively easy to apply those ideas to more theoretical and advanced statistics topics. Furthermore, the text offers cutting edge ideas like randomization and bootstrapping to introduce the fundamental ideas of statistical inference to enhance understanding, make statistics come alive, and deliver improved retention.

Statistics: Unlocking the Power of Data

Author: Robin H. Lock,Patti Frazer Lock,Kari Lock Morgan

Publisher: Wiley Global Education

ISBN: 1118475771

Category: Mathematics

Page: 768

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This First Edition of Statistics moves the curriculum in innovative ways while still looking relatively familiar. Statistics utilizes intuitive methods to introduce the fundamental idea of statistical inference. These intuitive methods are enabled through statistical software and are accessible at very early stages of a course. The text also includes the more traditional methods such as t-tests, chi-square tests, etc., but only after students have developed a strong intuitive understanding of inference through randomization methods.The text is designed for use in a one-semester introductory statistics course. The focus throughout is on data analysis and the primary goal is to enable students to effectively collect data, analyze data, and interpret conclusions drawn from data. The text is driven by real data and real applications. Although the only prerequisite is a minimal working knowledge of algebra, students completing the course should be able to accurately interpret statistical results and to analyze straightforward data sets.

Statistics, Binder Ready Version

Unlocking the Power of Data

Author: Robin H. Lock,Patti Frazer Lock,Kari Lock Morgan,Eric F. Lock,Dennis F. Lock

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9781119163664

Category: Mathematics

Page: 816

View: 5534

Statistics: Unlocking the Power of Data, 2nd Edition Loose-leaf Print Companion continues to utilize these intuitive methods like randomization and bootstrap intervals to introduce the fundamental idea of statistical inference. These methods are brought to life through authentically relevant examples, enabled through easy to use statistical software, and are accessible at very early stages of a course. The program includes the more traditional methods like t-tests, chi-square texts, etc. but only after students have developed a strong intuitive understanding of inference through randomization methods. The focus throughout is on data analysis and the primary goal is to enable students to effectively collect data, analyze data, and interpret conclusions drawn from data. The program is driven by real data and real applications.

Statistics

Unlocking the Power of Data 1E Binder Ready Version with WileyPlus Card

Author: Patti Frazer Lock,Robin H. Lock,Dennis F. Lock,Kari Lock Morgan,Eric F. Lock

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118631973

Category:

Page: N.A

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This package includes a three-hole punched, loose-leaf edition of ISBN 9781118583104 and a registration code for the WileyPLUS course associated with the text. Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that your instructor requires WileyPLUS. For customer technical support, please visit http://www.wileyplus.com/support. WileyPLUS registration cards are only included with new products. Used and rental products may not include WileyPLUS registration cards. This First Edition of Statistics moves the curriculum in innovative ways while still looking relatively familiar. Statistics utilizes intuitive methods to introduce the fundamental idea of statistical inference. These intuitive methods are enabled through statistical software and are accessible at very early stages of a course. The text also includes the more traditional methods such as t-tests, chi-square tests, etc., but only after students have developed a strong intuitive understanding of inference through randomization methods. The text is designed for use in a one-semester introductory statistics course. The focus throughout is on data analysis and the primary goal is to enable students to effectively collect data, analyze data, and interpret conclusions drawn from data. The text is driven by real data and real applications. Although the only prerequisite is a minimal working knowledge of algebra, students completing the course should be able to accurately interpret statistical results and to analyze straightforward data sets.

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1119308917

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Why We Sleep

Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams

Author: Matthew Walker

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501144316

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 368

View: 1463

"Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, wellness, and longevity ... An explosion of scientific discoveries in the last twenty years has shed new light on this fundamental aspect of our lives. Now ... neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker gives us a new understanding of the vital importance of sleep and dreaming"--Amazon.com.

Statistics

Unlocking the Power of Data

Author: Wiley

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9781119315575

Category: Mathematics

Page: N.A

View: 3238

Statistics, 2nd Edition moves the curriculum in innovative ways while still looking relatively familiar. Statistics, 2e utilizes intuitive methods to introduce the fundamental idea of statistical inference. These intuitive methods are enabled through statistical software and are accessible at very early stages of a course. The text also includes the more traditional methods such as t-tests, chi-square tests, etc., but only after students have developed a strong intuitive understanding of inference through randomization methods. The text is designed for use in a one-semester introductory statistics course. The focus throughout is on data analysis and the primary goal is to enable students to effectively collect data, analyze data, and interpret conclusions drawn from data. The text is driven by real data and real applications. Students completing the course should be able to accurately interpret statistical results and to analyze straightforward data sets.

Statistical Analysis and Data Display

An Intermediate Course with Examples in R

Author: Richard M. Heiberger,Burt Holland

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1493921223

Category: Mathematics

Page: 898

View: 4736

This contemporary presentation of statistical methods features extensive use of graphical displays for exploring data and for displaying the analysis. The authors demonstrate how to analyze data—showing code, graphics, and accompanying tabular listings—for all the methods they cover. They emphasize how to construct and interpret graphs. They discuss principles of graphical design. They identify situations where visual impressions from graphs may need confirmation from traditional tabular results. All chapters have exercises. The authors provide and discuss R functions for all the new graphical display formats. All graphs and tabular output in the book were constructed using these functions. Complete R scripts for all examples and figures are provided for readers to use as models for their own analyses. This book can serve as a standalone text for statistics majors at the master’s level and for other quantitatively oriented disciplines at the doctoral level, and as a reference book for researchers. In-depth discussions of regression analysis, analysis of variance, and design of experiments are followed by introductions to analysis of discrete bivariate data, nonparametrics, logistic regression, and ARIMA time series modeling. The authors illustrate classical concepts and techniques with a variety of case studies using both newer graphical tools and traditional tabular displays. The Second Edition features graphs that are completely redrawn using the more powerful graphics infrastructure provided by R's lattice package. There are new sections in several of the chapters, revised sections in all chapters and several completely new appendices. New graphical material includes: • an expanded chapter on graphics • a section on graphing Likert Scale Data to build on the importance of rating scales in fields from population studies to psychometrics • a discussion on design of graphics that will work for readers with color-deficient vision • an expanded discussion on the design of multi-panel graphics • expanded and new sections in the discrete bivariate statistics capter on the use of mosaic plots for contingency tables including the n×2×2 tables for which the Mantel–Haenszel–Cochran test is appropriate • an interactive (using the shiny package) presentation of the graphics for the normal and t-tables that is introduced early and used in many chapters The new appendices include discussions of R, the HH package designed for R (the material in the HH package was distributed as a set of standalone functions with the First Edition of this book), the R Commander package, the RExcel system, the shiny package, and a minimal discussion on writing R packages. There is a new appendix on computational precision illustrating and explaining the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) about the differences between the familiar real number system and the less-familiar floating point system used in computers. The probability distributions appendix has been expanded to include more distributions (all the distributions in base R) and to include graphs of each. The editing appendix from the First Edition has been split into four expanded appendices—on working style, writing style, use of a powerful editor, and use of LaTeX for document preparation.

Feminine Capital

Unlocking the Power of Women Entrepreneurs

Author: Barbara Orser,Catherine Elliott

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804794316

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 7655

Today, there are over 200,000,000 women business owners around the world. Many of these entrepreneurs are not doing business as usual, nor are they simply leaning in. Rather, they are tapping into feminine capital—the unique skills and sensibilities that they have cultivated as women—to create enviable successes. Drawing on four decades of award-winning research, Feminine Capital reveals how women are harnessing different approaches to doing business. Barbara Orser and Catherine Elliott detail the pillars of feminine capital and offer new insight into the ways that gender can influence entrepreneurial decision-making. They find that leveraging feminine capital can help women to create distinctive brands, build new markets, and drive profits—all while leveling the playing field in business. In doing so, women are changing our social and economic landscape, one venture at a time. Dispelling myths and misperceptions that can undermine women-owned ventures, this book takes a fresh look at how female entrepreneurs can leverage their skills, knowledge, and values. Case studies of women entrepreneurs bring key concepts and lessons to life, while learning aids, diagnostic tools, and checklists help readers to construct innovative business models, refine start-up plans, and hone growth strategies.

Too Big to Ignore

The Business Case for Big Data

Author: Phil Simon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118641868

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 5347

Residents in Boston, Massachusetts are automatically reporting potholes and road hazards via their smartphones. Progressive Insurance tracks real-time customer driving patterns and uses that information to offer rates truly commensurate with individual safety. Google accurately predicts local flu outbreaks based upon thousands of user search queries. Amazon provides remarkably insightful, relevant, and timely product recommendations to its hundreds of millions of customers. Quantcast lets companies target precise audiences and key demographics throughout the Web. NASA runs contests via gamification site TopCoder, awarding prizes to those with the most innovative and cost-effective solutions to its problems. Explorys offers penetrating and previously unknown insights into healthcare behavior. How do these organizations and municipalities do it? Technology is certainly a big part, but in each case the answer lies deeper than that. Individuals at these organizations have realized that they don't have to be Nate Silver to reap massive benefits from today's new and emerging types of data. And each of these organizations has embraced Big Data, allowing them to make astute and otherwise impossible observations, actions, and predictions. It's time to start thinking big. In Too Big to Ignore, recognized technology expert and award-winning author Phil Simon explores an unassailably important trend: Big Data, the massive amounts, new types, and multifaceted sources of information streaming at us faster than ever. Never before have we seen data with the volume, velocity, and variety of today. Big Data is no temporary blip of fad. In fact, it is only going to intensify in the coming years, and its ramifications for the future of business are impossible to overstate. Too Big to Ignore explains why Big Data is a big deal. Simon provides commonsense, jargon-free advice for people and organizations looking to understand and leverage Big Data. Rife with case studies, examples, analysis, and quotes from real-world Big Data practitioners, the book is required reading for chief executives, company owners, industry leaders, and business professionals.

The Longevity Economy

Unlocking the World's Fastest-Growing, Most Misunderstood Market

Author: Joseph F. Coughlin

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1610396650

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 4207

Oldness: a social construct at odds with reality that constrains how we live after middle age and stifles business thinking on how to best serve a group of consumers, workers, and innovators that is growing larger and wealthier with every passing day. Over the past two decades, Joseph F. Coughlin has been busting myths about aging with groundbreaking multidisciplinary research into what older people actually want--not what conventional wisdom suggests they need. In The Longevity Economy, Coughlin provides the framing and insight business leaders need to serve the growing older market: a vast, diverse group of consumers representing every possible level of health and wealth, worth about $8 trillion in the United States alone and climbing. Coughlin provides deep insight into a population that consistently defies expectations: people who, through their continued personal and professional ambition, desire for experience, and quest for self-actualization, are building a striking, unheralded vision of longer life that very few in business fully understand. His focus on women--they outnumber men, control household spending and finances, and are leading the charge toward tomorrow's creative new narrative of later life--is especially illuminating. Coughlin pinpoints the gap between myth and reality and then shows businesses how to bridge it. As the demographics of global aging transform and accelerate, it is now critical to build a new understanding of the shifting physiological, cognitive, social, family, and psychological realities of the longevity economy.

Cities and privatization

prospects for the new century

Author: Jeffrey D. Greene

Publisher: Pearson College Div

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 178

View: 9166

This concise, readable book focuses on privatization at the municipal level, blending theory with practical matters, and containing real-life examples of privatization. It presents the practical arguments and theoretical frameworks for and against using privatization, summarizes the evidence on efficiency between public and private organizations performing similar tasks, and includes numerous examples of privatization taken from the real-world of city management. Chapter topics cover cities and the privatization debate; the evidence on efficiency and the use of privatization by cities; examining various dimensions of municipal privatization; successes, failures and persistent urban issues; and prospects for the new century. For anyone that is interested in privatization at the municipal level.

The Ecology of Place

Contributions of Place-Based Research to Ecological Understanding

Author: Ian Billick,Mary V. Price

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226050440

Category: Science

Page: 480

View: 1110

Ecologists can spend a lifetime researching a small patch of the earth, studying the interactions between organisms and the environment, and exploring the roles those interactions play in determining distribution, abundance, and evolutionary change. With so few ecologists and so many systems to study, generalizations are essential. But how do you extrapolate knowledge about a well-studied area and apply it elsewhere? Through a range of original essays written by eminent ecologists and naturalists, The Ecology of Place explores how place-focused research yields exportable general knowledge as well as practical local knowledge, and how society can facilitate ecological understanding by investing in field sites, place-centered databases, interdisciplinary collaborations, and field-oriented education programs that emphasize natural history. This unique patchwork of case-study narratives, philosophical musings, and historical analyses is tied together with commentaries from editors Ian Billick and Mary Price that develop and synthesize common threads. The result is a unique volume rich with all-too-rare insights into how science is actually done, as told by scientists themselves.

Introduction to Statistical Investigations

Author: Nathan Tintle,Beth L. Chance,George W. Cobb,Allan J. Rossman,Soma Roy,Todd Swanson,Jill VanderStoep

Publisher: Wiley Global Education

ISBN: 1119154316

Category: Mathematics

Page: 696

View: 6074

Introduction to Statistical Investigations leads students to learn about the process of conducting statistical investigations from data collection, to exploring data, to statistical inference, to drawing appropriate conclusions. The text is designed for a one-semester introductory statistics course. It focuses on genuine research studies, active learning, and effective use of technology. Simulations and randomization tests introduce statistical inference, yielding a strong conceptual foundation that bridges students to theory-based inference approaches. Repetition allows students to see the logic and scope of inference. This implementation follows the GAISE recommendations endorsed by the American Statistical Association.

Unlocking the Power of OPNET Modeler

Author: Zheng Lu,Hongji Yang

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139502054

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: N.A

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For fast, easy modeling, this practical guide provides all the essential information you need to know. A wide range of topics is covered, including custom protocols, programming in C++, External Model Access (EMA) modeling and co-simulation with external systems, giving you the guidance not provided in the OPNET documentation. A set of high-level wrapper APIs is also included to simplify programming custom OPNET models, whether you are a newcomer to OPNET or an experienced user needing to model efficiently. From the basic to the advanced, you will find topics are easy to follow with theory kept to a minimum, many practical tips and answers to frequently asked questions spread throughout the book and numerous step-by-step case studies and real-world network scenarios included.