Publisher description for A first course in statistical methods / R. Lyman Ott, Michael T. Longnecker.

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Based on the belief that statistics is a thought process tied to the scientific method, the book utilizes a 5-step approach: 1) defining the problem, 2) collecting data, 3) summarizing data, 4) analyzing and interpreting the data, and 5) communicating the results of the analysis.

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