Surfstat.australia: an online text in introductory Statistics

# SurfStat textbooks

There are many good textbooks that introduce Statistics. Here are some of our favourites:

Aczel
Amir D. Aczel (1995): Statistics: concepts and applications
Richard D. Irwin, Inc. ISBN 0-256-11935-X

1. Information everywhere
2. What are the chances?
3. Chance quantities
4. The bell-shaped curve
5. Let's take a sample
6. Trial by probability
7. Making comparisons
8. Making extended comparisons
9. Is there a relationship?
10. The quest for quality

1. Data Description
1. Data Analysis and Model Building: An Introduction
2. Plotting Process Data
3. Plotting Distributions
4. Summarizing Continuous Data
5. Describing Categorical Variables
6. Relating Continuous Variables
2. Elements of Modeling
1. Straight-Line Models
2. Multiple Regression Molels
3. Normal Distributions
4. Control Charts for Contiuous Variables
5. Binomial Distributions
6. Control Charts for Binary Variables
3. Randomized Data Collection and Inference
1. Data Collection
2. Fundamental Concepts of Surveying
3. Survey Designs
4. Interpreting the Results of a Survey
5. Significamce Tests, Confidence Intervals, and Prediction Intervals
6. Completely Randomized Experimental Designs and the Analysis of Variance
7. Randomized Block and Factorial Designs
4. Modelling and Inference
1. Inference in Regression Models
2. Regression Diagnostics and Transformations
3. Regression Model Selection
4. Time Series Data
5. Seasonal Time Series
5. Statistics in Organizations
1. A Perspective on Statistics in Organizations

1. Design of Experiments
2. Descriptive Statistics
3. Correlation and Regression
4. Probability
5. Chance Variability
6. Sampling
7. Chance Models
8. Tests of Significance

1. Introduction
2. Summarizing data: frequency distributions
3. Summarizing data: measures of location
4. Summarizing data: measures of variation
5. Possibilities and probabilities
6. Some rules of probability
7. Expectations and decisions
8. Probability distributions
9. The normal distribution
10. Sampling and sampling distributions
11. Inferences about means
12. Inferences about standard deviations
13. Inferences about proportions
14. Analysis of variance
15. Regression
16. Correlation
17. Nonparametric tests

1. Looking at data: distributions
2. Looking at data: relationships
3. Producing data
4. Probability: the study of randomness
5. Probability to inference
6. Introduction to inference
7. Inference for distributions
8. Inference for count data
9. Inference for regression
10. Analysis of variance
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