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The Art of Data Analysis


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Preface ix Part 1 The Basics 1. Statistics: The Life of the Party 3 2. Lions, and Tigers, and . . . Bigfoot? Oh, My: How Questionable Data Can Screw Up an Otherwise Perfectly Good Statistical Analysis 7 3. Asteroid Belts and Spandex Cars: Using Descriptive Statistics to Answer Your Most Weighty Questions 23 4. Baseball, Game Shows, and Sidekicks: Who Cares about Probability Anyway? 43 5. What It's Like to Be Normal: Probability Distributions and One Rule That Could Make You Wildly Popular 63 Part 2 What a Few Estimates and a Little Probability Can Do for You 6. Men are Insensitive and Women are Illogical. Really: Asserting Your Stereotypes with Confidence 89 7. Godzilla versus King Kong: How Hypothesis Tests Can Be Used to Settle the Battle of the Movie Monsters 109 8. Lab Rats and Roommates: Analysis of Variance and How to Channel Your Inner Mad Scientist 129 9. When the Zombie Flu Went Viral: Regressing the Myth Out of Urban Myths 143 Appendix A: Critical Values for the Standard Normal Distribution 161 Appendix B: Critical Values for the T-Distribution 163 Appendix C: Critical Values for the Chi-Squared Distribution 165 Glossary 167 References 173 Index 175

About the Author

KRISTIN H. JARMAN, PhD, is Senior Research Scientist atthe Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington,where she applies basic and not-so-basic statistical analyses toher own set of research challenges.


It is simply one of the best books I have read in thelast few years. It is pedagogical, intuitive, and light, allwrapped up in a beautiful sense of humor. This book provides afirst step toward the vast world of data analysis." (Computing Reviews, 8 August 2014) Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-divisionundergraduates, two-year technical program students, and generalreaders. (Choice, 1 December 2013)

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