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A Dictionary of Statistics 3e

Third Edition

Graham Upton and Ian Cook

March 2014

ISBN: 9780199679188

496 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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Price: £12.99

This wide-ranging dictionary covers over 2,300 statistical terms in accessible, jargon-free language. All existing entries and web links have been revised and updated to ensure that the content is as relevant as possible. An indispensable reference work for any students or professionals who come into contact with statistics at work or university.

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This wide-ranging dictionary covers over 2,300 statistical terms in accessible, jargon-free language. All existing entries and web links have been revised and updated to ensure that the content is as relevant as possible. An indispensable reference work for any students or professionals who come into contact with statistics at work or university.

  • Contains over 2,300 jargon-free entries, including expanded coverage of applied statistics
  • Many illustrative examples, giving entries a practical context
  • Includes over 200 biographies of key figures in statistics
  • Web links for many entries, accessible via the Dictionary of Statistics companion website
  • Multi-disciplinary coverage: useful to students of many subjects, including statistics, economics, politics, medicine, and mathematics
  • Includes appendices of mathematical and statistical notation, and statistical tables

New to this edition

  • A greater focus on applied statistics
  • Over 130 new entries
  • 4 new illustrations

About the Author(s)

Graham Upton, Professor in Statistics, University of Essex, and Ian Cook, Formerly Senior Lecturer, the University of Essex

Table of Contents

    Preface
    Abbreviations in biographies
    Dictionary
    Appendices
    Statistical Notation
    Mathematical Notation
    Greek Letters
    Upper-Tail Percentage Points for the Standard Normal Distribution
    The Standard Normal Distribution Function
    Percentage Points for the t-Distribution
    Percentage Points for the F-Distribution
    Percentage Points for the Chi-Squared Distribution
    Pseudo-Random Numbers
    Selected Landmarks in the Development of Statistics
    Honours and Awards
    Further Reference

Reviews

"This gem of statistical terms is highly recommended to users of statistics at all levels" - Significance (the magazine of the Royal Statistical Society)