By Robert A. Donnelly Jr.
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This re-creation is geared toward highschool and faculty scholars who have to take records to meet a level requirement and follows a regular records curriculum. Readers will locate info on frequency distributions; suggest, median, and mode; diversity, variance, and traditional deviation; likelihood; and more.
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Statistics by Robert A. Donnelly Jr.