This book has proved one of the most popular introductions to the range of statistical methods commonly used in science, social science and engineering. The mathematics is simple and straightforward, the statistical concepts are explained carefully, and throughout, real life rather than contrived examples are used.
The text is in three parts. The first introduces the subject and describes some simple methods of summarizing data. The second examines the basic concepts and theory of statistics, including probability, distribution, estimation, significance tests, regression and correlation. The third part of the book covers applications including the design and analysis of experiments, quality control and life-testing.