Elements of statistics

Introduction

This practical introduction to statistics is for those who want to understand and perhaps make use of basic statistical concepts. Although it includes the theoretical principles underlying the practice of statistics, the main emphasis in on a methodological approach. This course was replaced in 2003 by M248 Analysing data.

  • Preface and acknowledgements

  • Chapter 1 Data

  • Chapter 2 Models of Data I

  • Chapter 3 Models of Data II

  • Chapter 4 Models of Data III

  • Chapter 5 The normal distribution

  • Chapter 6 Point estimation

  • Chapter 7 Estimation with confidence

  • Chapter 8 Testing hypotheses

  • Chapter 9 Examining the assumptions

  • Chapter 10 Explanatory relations

  • Chapter 11 Related variables

  • Chapter 12 Random processes

  • Chapter 13 A Look Back

  • Chapter 14 A Look Forward

  • Solutions to the exercises

  • Appendix

  • Index of data sets

  • Index of examples

  • General index

Learning outcomes