Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis: With Exercises, Solutions and Applications in R
This introductory statistics textbook conveys the essentialconcepts and tools needed to develop and nurture statisticalthinking. It presents descriptive, inductive and explorativestatistical methods and guides the reader through the process ofquantitative data analysis. In the experimental sciences andinterdisciplinary research, data analysis has become an integralpart of any scientific study. Issues such as judging thecredibility of data, analyzing the data, evaluating the reliabilityof the obtained results and finally drawing the correct andappropriate conclusions from the results are vital.The text is primarily intended for undergraduate students indisciplines like business administration, the social sciences,medicine, politics, macroeconomics, etc. It features a wealth ofexamples, exercises and solutions with computer code in thestatistical programming language R as well as supplementarymaterial that will enable the reader to quickly adapt all methodsto their own applications.