KEY MESSAGE: The Eleventh Edition of this highly-regarded introductory text emphasizes inference and sound decision-making through its extensive coverage of data collection and analysis. McClave develops statistical thinking and teaches readers to properly assess the credibility of inferences-from the vantage point of both the consumer and the producer. This edition incorporates more exercises and more visual features, such as redesigned end-of-chapter summaries and an increased use of applets. This text assumes a mathematical background of basic algebra.
KEY TOPICS: Statistics, Data, and Statistical Thinking; Methods for Describing Sets of Data; Probability; Discrete Random Variables; Continuous Random Variables; Sampling Distributions; Inferences Based on a Single Sample: Estimation with Confidence Intervals; Inferences Based on a Single Sample: Tests of Hypothesis; Inferences Based on a Two Samples: Confidence Intervals and Tests of Hypotheses; Analysis of Variance: Comparing More Than Two Means; Simple Linear Regression; Multiple Regression and Model Building; Categorical Data Analysis; Nonparametric Statistics
MARKET: For all readers interested in statistics.
A book/disk introductory text emphasizing inference, with extensive coverage of data collection and analysis. Special attention is paid to the development of statistical thinking, and assessment of credibility and value of inferences made from data. All new ideas are illustrated with real data-based applications and examples. Pedagogical aids include real data exercises of three different types, chapter reviews, key terms and formulas, pronunciation notes, and student projects. Instructors can control the level of coverage of probability with separate optional sections. Assumes a background of basic algebra. This eighth edition contains new material on multiple regression, replaces ASP with the T-83 Graphing Calculator, and offers updated case studies on controversial issues. The authors are affiliated with Info Tech, Inc., and the University of South Florida. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)