This volume takes a hands-on approach to the introduction of basic statistical methods, using a highly interactive method. Readers are taught to ask "why" and think like a statistician to find the logical solution. With its strong emphasis on data analysis, the book gives readers the skills to understand and interpret a variety of statistical results. Provides an overview of the basic components of decision-making and using statistical ideas. Helps readers master the language of statistics, the importance of a p-value, and the meaning of statistical significance. Includes coverage of current topics such as power of the test and effect size, bootstrap, and blocking designs in experiments. Usesexamples frombusiness, sports, economics, and more to address a wide range of interests. Includes chapter-ending TI Quick Steps for using calculators to enter, manipulate, and plot data. For anyone interested in learning more about statistics.
A text for an algebra-based introductory statistics course, designed to engage students with interactive exercises. Activities reinforce concepts just introduced or lead to discovery of the next concept, and are designed as individual and groups projects to be completed in class. Other learning features include reflection questions, use of data sets from topics of interest, an innovative first chapter highlighting major themes, integrated use of graphing calculators, and early coverage of sampling and experimental design. Wire spiral binding. This edition contains three new chapters. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.