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Even You Can Learn Statistics A Guide for Everyone Who Has Ever Been Afraid of Statistics by David F. Stephan, David M. Levine

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Chapter 1. Fundamentals of Statistics

Every day, you encounter numerical information that describes or analyzes some aspect of the world you live in. For example, here are some news items that appeared in the pages of The New York Times during a one-month period:

  • Between 1969 and 2001, the rate of forearm fractures rose 52% for girls and 32% for boys, with the largest increases among children in early puberty, according to a recent Mayo Clinic study.

  • Across the New York metropolitan area, the median sales price of a single-family home has risen by 75% since 1998, an increase of more ...

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