## Table of Contents

Preface to the Instructor

Resources for Success

Applications Index

**I. GETTING THE INFORMATION YOU NEED**

**1. Data Collection**

1.1 Introduction to the Practice of Statistics

1.2 Observational Studies versus Designed Experiments

1.3 Simple Random Sampling

1.4 Other Effective Sampling Methods

1.5 Bias in Sampling

1.6 The Design of Experiments

Chapter 1 Review

Chapter Test

Making an Informed Decision: What College Should I Attend?

**II. DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS**

**2. Summarizing Data in Tables and Graphs**

2.1 Organizing Qualitative Data

2.2 Organizing Quantitative Data

2.3 Graphical Misrepresentations of Data

Chapter 2 Review

Chapter Test

Making an Informed Decision: Tables or Graphs?

**3. Numerically Summarizing Data**

3.1 Measures of Central Tendency

3.2 Measures of Dispersion

3.3 Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion from Grouped Data

3.4 Measures of Position and Outliers

3.5 The Five-Number Summary and Boxplots

Chapter 3 Review

Chapter Test

Making an Informed Decision: What Car Should I Buy?

**4. Describing the Relation between Two Variables**

4.1 Scatter Diagrams and Correlation

4.2 Least-Squares Regression

4.3 The Coefficient of Determination

4.4 Contingency Tables and Association

Chapter 4 Review

Chapter Test

Making an Informed Decision: Relationships among Variables on a World Scale

**III. PROBABILITY AND PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTIONS**

**5. Probability**

5.1 Probability Rules

5.2 The Addition Rule and Complements

5.3 Independence and the Multiplication Rule

5.4 Conditional Probability and the General Multiplication Rule

5.5 Counting Techniques

5.6 Simulating Probability Experiments

5.7 Putting It Together: Which Method Do I Use?

Chapter 5 Review

Chapter Test

Making an Informed Decision: The Effects of Drinking and Driving

**6. Discrete Probability Distributions**

6.1 Discrete Random Variables

6.2 The Binomial Probability Distribution

Chapter 6 Review

Chapter Test

Making an Informed Decision: Should We Convict?

**7. The Normal Probability Distribution**

7.1 Properties of the Normal Distribution

7.2 Applications of the Normal Distribution

7.3 Assessing Normality

7.4 The Normal Approximation to the Binomial Probability Distribution

Chapter 7 Review

Chapter Test

Making an Informed Decision: Stock Picking

**IV. INFERENCE: FROM SAMPLES TO POPULATION**

**8. Sampling Distributions**

8.1 Distribution of the Sample Mean

8.2 Distribution of the Sample Proportion

Chapter 8 Review

Chapter Test

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**9. Estimating the Value of a Parameter**

9.1 Estimating a Population Proportion

9.2 Estimating a Population Mean

9.3 Putting It Together: Which Method Do I Use?

9.4 Estimating a Population Standard Deviation (eText)

9.5 Estimating with Bootstrapping (eText)

Chapter 9 Review

Chapter Test

Making an Informed Decision: How Much Should I Spend for this House?

**10. Hypothesis Tests Regarding a Parameter**

10.1 The Language of Hypothesis Testing

10.2 Hypothesis Tests for a Population Proportion

10.2A Using Simulation to Perform Hypothesis Tests on a Population Proportion (eText)

10.2B Hypothesis Tests for a Population Proportion Using the Normal Model (eText)

10.3 Hypothesis Tests for a Population Mean

10.3A Using Simulation and the Bootstrap to Perform Hypothesis Tests on a Population Mean (eText)

10.4 Putting It Together: Which Method Do I Use?

10.5 Hypothesis Tests for a Population Standard Deviation (eText)

Chapter 10 Review

Chapter Test

Making an Informed Decision: Selecting a Mutual Fund

**11. Inference on Two Population Parameters**

11.1 Inference about Two Population Proportions

11.1A Using Randomization Techniques to Compare Two Proportions (eText)

11.2 Inference about Two Means: Dependent Samples

11.2A Using Bootstrapping to Conduct Inference on Two Dependent Means (eText)

11.3 Inference about Two Means: Independent Samples

11.3A Using Randomization Techniques to Compare Two Independent Means (eText)

11.4 Putting It Together: Which Method Do I Use?

11.5 Inference about Two Population Standard Deviations (eText)

Chapter 11 Review

Chapter Test

Making an Informed Decision: Which Car Should I Buy?

**12. Additional Inferential Method**s

12.1 Goodness-of-Fit Test

12.2 Tests for Independence and the Homogeneity of Proportions

12.3 Testing the Significance of the Least-Squares Regression Model

12.3A Using Randomization Techniques on the Slope of the Least-Squares Regression Line (eText)

12.4 Confidence and Prediction Intervals

Chapter 12 Review

Chapter Test

Making an Informed Decision: Benefits of College

Photo Credits

**Appendix A. Tables**

**Appendix B. (eText) :**

B.1 Lines

B.2 Inference about Two Population Proportions: Dependent Samples

B.3 Comparing Three or More Means (One-Way Analysis of Variance)

Answers

Subject Index

Tables and Formulas for Sullivan, Fundamentals of Statistics, 6e