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Book description

Think you can't have fun learning statistics? Think again.

The Manga Guide to Statistics will teach you everything you need to know about this essential discipline, while entertaining you at the same time. With its unique combination of Japanese-style comics called manga and serious educational content, the EduManga format is already a hit in Japan.

In The Manga Guide to Statistics, our heroine Rui is determined to learn about statistics to impress the dreamy Mr. Igarashi and begs her father for a tutor. Soon she's spending her Saturdays with geeky, bespectacled Mr. Yamamoto, who patiently teaches her all about the fundamentals of statistics: topics like data categorization, averages, graphing, and standard deviation.

After all her studying, Rui is confident in her knowledge of statistics, including complex concepts like probability, coefficients of correlation, hypothesis tests, and tests of independence. But is it enough to impress her dream guy? Or maybe there's someone better, right in front of her?

Reluctant statistics students of all ages will enjoy learning along with Rui in this charming, easy-to-read guide, which uses real-world examples like teen magazine quizzes, bowling games, test scores, and ramen noodle prices. Examples, exercises, and answer keys help you follow along and check your work. An appendix showing how to perform statistics calculations in Microsoft Excel makes it easy to put Rui's lessons into practice.

This EduManga book is a translation from a bestselling series in Japan, co-published with Ohmsha, Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan.

Table of Contents

  1. Table of Contents
  2. Preface
  3. Our Prologue: Statistics with Heart-Pounding Excitement
  4. Chapter 1: Determining Data Types
    1. 1. Categorical Data and Numerical Data
    2. 2. An Example of Tricky Categorical Data
    3. 3. How Multiple-Choice Answers Are Handled in Practice
    4. Exercise and Answer
    5. Summary
  5. Chapter 2: Getting the Big Picture: Understanding Numerical Data
    1. 1. Frequency Distribution Tables and Histograms
    2. 2. Mean (Average)
    3. 3. Median
    4. 4. Standard Deviation
    5. 5. The Range of Class of a Frequency Table
    6. 6. Estimation Theory and Descriptive Statistics
    7. Exercise and Answer
    8. Summary
  6. Chapter 3: Getting the Big Picture: Understanding Categorical Data
    1. 1. Cross Tabulations
    2. Exercise and Answer
    3. Summary
  7. Chapter 4: Standard Score and Deviation Score
    1. 1. Normalization and Standard Score
    2. 2. Characteristics of Standard Score
    3. 3. Deviation Score
    4. 4. Interpretation of Deviation Score
    5. Exercise and Answer
    6. Summary
  8. Chapter 5: Let's Obtain the Probability
    1. 1. Probability Density Function
    2. 2. Normal Distribution
    3. 3. Standard Normal Distribution
    4. 4. Chi-square Distribution
    5. 5. t Distribution
    6. 6. F distribution
    7. 7. Distributions and Excel
    8. Exercise and Answer
    9. Summary
  9. Chapter 6: Let's Look at the Relationship Between Two Variables
    1. 1. Correlation Coefficient
    2. 2. Correlation Ratio
    3. 3. Cramer's Coefficient
    4. Exercise and Answer
    5. Summary
  10. Chapter 7: Let's Explore the Hypothesis Tests
    1. 1. Hypothesis Tests
    2. 2. The Chi-Square Test of Independence
    3. 3. Null Hypotheses And Alternative Hypotheses
    4. 4. P-value and Procedure For Hypothesis Tests
    5. 5. Tests of Independence and Tests of Homogeneity
    6. 6. Hypothesis Test Conclusions
    7. Exercise and Answer
    8. Summary
  11. Let’s Calculate Using Excel
    1. 1. Making a Frequency Table
    2. 2. Calculating Arithmetic Mean, Median, and Standard Deviation
    3. 3. Making a Cross Tabulation
    4. 4. Calculating the Standard Score and the Deviation Score
    5. 5. Calculating the Probability of the Standard Normal Distribution
    6. 6. Calculating the Point on the Horizontal Axis of the Chi‑Square Distribution
    7. 7. Calculating the Correlation Coefficient
    8. 8. Performing Tests of Independence
  12. Index
  13. Updates