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An Introduction To Statistics And Probability By Nurul Islam.pdf

An Introduction to Statistics and Probability by Nurul Islam.pdf

Statistics and probability are two branches of mathematics that deal with the collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of data. Statistics is concerned with summarizing and describing data, making inferences from data, and testing hypotheses. Probability is the study of the likelihood of events, the rules of combining probabilities, and the applications of probability to various fields.

An Introduction to Statistics and Probability by Nurul Islam is a textbook that covers the basic concepts and methods of statistics and probability for undergraduate students. The book is divided into three parts: descriptive statistics, probability theory, and inferential statistics. The book aims to provide a clear and concise explanation of the topics, with examples, exercises, and solutions. The book also includes computer applications using SPSS, Excel, and R.


The book is written by Dr. M. Nurul Islam, who is a former professor of statistics at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is also the pro-vice chancellor at the World University of Bangladesh. He has written several other books on statistics, research methods, sampling methods, and demographic techniques. He has also published many research papers and reports on various topics related to statistics and demography. He is an elected member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI) and the president of the Bangladesh Statistical Association.

The book is available in PDF format online from various sources . The book has four editions, with the latest one published in 2001. The book has 21 chapters and 667 pages. The book covers the following topics:

  • Statistics and its origin

  • Summarizing data

  • Descriptive statistics: central tendency

  • Descriptive statistics: dispersion

  • Descriptive statistics: skewness and kurtosis

  • Descriptive statistics: correlation

  • Descriptive statistics: regression

  • Probability: basic concepts

  • Probability: random variables

  • Probability: discrete distributions

  • Probability: continuous distributions

  • Probability: bivariate distributions

  • Inferential statistics: sampling distributions

  • Inferential statistics: estimation

  • Inferential statistics: hypothesis testing

  • Inferential statistics: analysis of variance

  • Inferential statistics: nonparametric tests

  • Inferential statistics: chi-square tests

  • Inferential statistics: contingency tables

  • Inferential statistics: quality control

  • Inferential statistics: time series analysis

The book is suitable for students who want to learn the fundamentals of statistics and probability in a simple and practical way. The book can also be used as a reference for researchers and practitioners who need to apply statistical techniques to their fields of interest.


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