Practical Data Analysis with JMP

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Practical Data Analysis with JMP
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Robert Carver
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Understand the concepts and techniques of analysis while learning to reason statistically. Being an effective analyst requires that you know how to properly define a problem and apply suitable statistical techniques, as well as clearly and honestly communicate the results with information-rich visualizations and precise language. Being a well-informed consumer of analyses requires the same set of skills so that you can recognize credible, actionable research when you see it. Robert Carver's Practical Data Analysis with JMP, Second Edition uses the powerful interactive and visual approach of JMP to introduce readers to the logic and methods of statistical thinking and data analysis. It enables you to discriminate among and to use fundamental techniques of analysis, enabling you to engage in statistical thinking by analyzing real-world problems. "Application Scenarios" at the end of each chapter challenge you to put your knowledge and skills to use with data sets that go beyond mere repetition of chapter examples, and three new review chapters help readers integrate ideas and techniques. In addition, the scope and sequence of the chapters have been updated with more coverage of data management and analysis of data. The book can stand on its own as a learning resource for professionals or be used to supplement a standard college-level introduction-to-statistics textbook. It includes varied examples and problems that rely on real sets of data, typically starting with an important or interesting research question that an investigator has pursued. Reflective of the broad applicability of statistical reasoning, the problems come from a wide variety of disciplines, including engineering, life sciences, business, economics, among Practical Data Analysis with JMP, Second Edition introduces you to the major platforms and essential features of JMP and will leave you with a sufficient background and the confidence to continue your exploration independently. This book is part of the SAS Press program.
"Rob Carver's Practical Data Analysis with JMP, Second Edition, is an excellent introductory text to the major topics covered in an introduction to statistics course. Practical Data Analysis with JMP, Second Edition, further provides a comprehensive guide to the corresponding statistical, graph, and data capabilities in JMP. The end-of-chapter applications are an outstanding application of the concepts/techniques covered in each chapter. Additionally, the "Review of Topics" chapters provide an exceptional integration of the topics/techniques covered in several previous chapters." -- Ron Klimberg "Professor at Haub School of Business, Saint Joseph's University"
Robert Carver is Professor of Business Administration at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts, and Adjunct Professor at the International Business School at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. At both institutions, he teaches courses on business analytics in addition to general management courses, and he has won teaching awards at both schools. His primary research interest is statistics education. A JMP user since 2006, Carver holds an A.B. in political science from Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts, and an M.P.P.and Ph.D. in public policy from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

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