Table of Contents

Populations, samples and data summary.
Population models.
Statistical inference-the frequentist approach.
Statistical inference-Bayesian and other approaches.
Linear models and least squares.
Generalising the linear model.
Association between variables.
Exploring complex data sets.
Special topics. This text provides a clear discussion of the basic statistical concepts and methods frequently encountered in statistical research. Assuming only a basic level of Mathematics, and with numerous examples and illustrations, this text is a valuable resource for students and researchers in the Sciences and Social Sciences. - ;This graduate-level text provides a survey of the logic and reasoning underpinning statistical analysis, as well as giving a broad-brush overview of the various statistical techniques that play a major role in scientific and social investigations. Arranged in rough historical.