# The Penguin Dictionary of Statistics

## David Nelson

4.67 avg rating
( 3 ratings by Goodreads )

The Penguin Dictionary of Statistics is an accessible, comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the subject. This new reference book is ideal for students at school and university, and will be invaluable to students of disciplines such as economics, psychology and medicine who regularly use statistical methods, as well as those in the business community who want to understand the terminology.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Publisher:

Some sample entries:

BINARY VARIABLE

A random variable that can take only two possible values. For example, the result of a driving test is a pass or a fail, and the outcome of a toss of a coin may be `heads' or `tails'. Such binary variables can be represented by a variable X that takes only the values 0 and 1. Thus, in a study of test results, we might assign X = 0 to a failure and X = 1 to a pass.

FREQUENCY CURVE

A smooth curve approximating a frequency polygon for a large set of observations which have been grouped using small class intetrvals. The term is also used for the graph of the frequency function of a continuous variable. SEE ALSO distribution curve.

TRANSPOSTION

A rearrangement of a set that merely interchanges two elements. The notation (ab) indicated that the elements a and b are interchanged. Thus, for example, the transposition (35) applied to the set {1, 2, 3, 4, 5} produces {1, 2, 5, 4, 3}.

David Nelson is a retired Lecturer in Education at Manchester University. He is editor of THE PENGUIN DICTIONARY OF MATHEMATICS.

£ 47.69

Shipping: £ 2.30
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

## 1.The Penguin Dictionary of Statistics

ISBN 10: 0140514961 ISBN 13: 9780140514964
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating

Book Description Penguin Global, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140514961

£ 47.69
Convert Currency
Shipping: £ 2.30
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

## 2.The Penguin Dictionary of Statistics

ISBN 10: 0140514961 ISBN 13: 9780140514964
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating

Book Description Penguin Global. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0140514961 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0062178

£ 47.61
Convert Currency
Shipping: £ 3.85
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

## 3.The Penguin Dictionary of Statistics

ISBN 10: 0140514961 ISBN 13: 9780140514964
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
M and N Media
(Acworth, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating

Book Description Penguin Global 2006-08-30, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 0140514961 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # TM-0140514961