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ERIC Number: EJ944639
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-1947-279X
Statistics without Tears: Complex Statistics with Simple Arithmetic
Smith, Brian
MathAMATYC Educator, v2 n2 p56-60 Feb 2011
One of the often overlooked aspects of modern statistics is the analysis of time series data. Modern introductory statistics courses tend to rush to probabilistic applications involving risk and confidence. Rarely does the first level course linger on such useful and fascinating topics as time series decomposition, with its practical applications of forecasting and seasonal adjustment of data. The statistical techniques involved in presenting these topics require only basic arithmetic skills and yet comprise one of the most useful applications of statistics by industry and government.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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