An intuitive approach to the statistics for the high school student. Emphasizes scientific method of analysis, graphing techniques, and use of computers for statistical analysis. Examples in this 184-page book suggest many science projects. Included is a unique flowchart to aid the student in selecting the appropriate statistical test. Also included are numerous illustrations and a variety of photographs of winning science fair projects. A comprehensive Index rounds out this well-written book.Chapter Headings
What Do You Hope to "Prove"? • What You Should Know about Collecting Data • When to Use Significant Figures • How to Organize Your Data in Tables • Do You Need Life Tables? • How to Make Better Line Graphs • Do You Need a Standard Curve? • When and How to Make Bar Graphs • How to Select a Proper Statistical Test • Ways to Analyze Your Data • Calculators and Computers That Do the Statistical Work for You • What Are the Odds That You are Right?
Glossary of Terms Frequently Used in Software Programs of Statistics • Bibliography • Recommended Reading ("Oldies but Goodies") • Where to Find the Software for Statistics and Graphs • Symbols Used in the Text.