Springer Texts in Statistics

Intuitive Introductory Statistics

Authors: Wolfe, Douglas A., Schneider, Grant

  • ​Unique approach that includes novel topics for introductory courses, including: bootstrapping, Walsh averages, and jackknifing
  • Engaging examples and exercises draw readers in and facilitate work by hand and with calculators and statistical software
  • Designed for use inside and outside statistics departments
  • Accompanying data sets, R and Minitab code, and solutions manual make this textbook easy to use for students and instructors
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About this Textbook

This textbook is designed to give an engaging introduction to statistics and the art of data analysis. The unique scope includes, but also goes beyond, classical methodology associated with the normal distribution. What if the normal model is not valid for a particular data set? This cutting-edge approach provides the alternatives. It is an introduction to the world and possibilities of statistics that uses exercises, computer analyses, and simulations throughout the core lessons. These elementary statistical methods are intuitive. Counting and ranking features prominently in the text. Nonparametric methods, for instance, are often based on counts and ranks and are very easy to integrate into an introductory course.​ The ease of computation with advanced calculators and statistical software, both of which factor into this text, allows important techniques to be introduced earlier in the study of statistics. This book's novel scope also includes measuring symmetry with Walsh averages, finding a nonparametric regression line, jackknifing, and bootstrapping​. Concepts and techniques are explored through practical problems. Quantitative reasoning is at the core of so many professions and academic disciplines, and this book opens the door to the most modern possibilities.

About the authors

Douglas A. Wolfe is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Statistics at The Ohio State University. Much of his current research is in ranked set sampling. He is also the author of a popular textbook on nonparametric statistics. Grant Schneider is a Data Scientist at Upstart Network in the San Francisco Bay area. Grant created the accompanying R package and is experienced with statistical programming for research and in the classroom. He received his PhD in Statistics from The Ohio State University.

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Exploratory Data Analysis: Observing Patterns and Departures from Patterns

    Wolfe, Douglas A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-142

  • Exploring Bivariate and Categorical Data

    Wolfe, Douglas A. (et al.)

    Pages 143-198

  • Designing a Survey or Experiment: Deciding What and How to Measure

    Wolfe, Douglas A. (et al.)

    Pages 199-241

  • Understanding Random Events: Producing Models Using Probability and Simulation

    Wolfe, Douglas A. (et al.)

    Pages 243-330

  • Sampling Distributions and Approximations

    Wolfe, Douglas A. (et al.)

    Pages 331-415

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-56072-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $79.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-56070-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Intuitive Introductory Statistics
Authors
Series Title
Springer Texts in Statistics
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-56072-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-56072-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-56070-0
Series ISSN
1431-875X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 976
Number of Illustrations and Tables
34 b/w illustrations, 86 illustrations in colour
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