Collins Dictionary of - Statistics

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9780007145010: Collins Dictionary of - Statistics

The second edition of the authoritative guide to the theory and application of statistics.

An approachable guide to the study of statistics will always be in demand, as knowledge of the subject’s teaching and application is increasingly needed in the modern world. Encyclopedic in treatment after each initial definition, the book’s entries have been selected primarily to cater for the needs of students studying mathematics at A-level or similar exams, and those studying statistics as part of courses in other disciplines, such as economics, biology and sociology. The second edition of the Collins Dictionary of Statistics has been fully updated and revised to take into account the ways statistical techniques are used in our media-dominated world. The author, Roger Porkess, has become very well known in education and media circles as a result of his challenges to the UK government over the continuing controversy concerning the A-level marking fiasco of 2002.

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An approachable guide to statistics will always be in demand, since sound appreciation of the subject's principles, methods and applications is increasingly needed in ever more areas. The entries in the 'Collins Dictionary of Statistics' have been and selected and written so as to cater for all who need basic understanding and skill in application, without advanced theory or mathematics – those using some statistics in industry or commerce, A-level exam candidates and those who work in disciplines such as economics, sociology, medicine, biology and environmental science.

• A comprehensive A-Z survey of statistical terms and concepts
• Describes statistical measures, tests, estimates and procedures with worked examples, graphs and diagrams, and clear explanations.
• Highly useful appendices, including full lists of symbols and formulae, statistical tables, synthetic overviews, and the use of statistical computer software

About the Author:

Roger Porkess has taught mathematics and statistics for years. His works include Mathematics: a Complete Course for First Examinations, and the Datalog computing books.

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