KEY BENEFIT: Elementary Statistics Using Excel, Fourth Edition, offers a complete introduction to basic statistics, featuring extensive instruction on the use of Excel spreadsheets for data analysis. Extensive Excel® instructions are provided along with typical displays of results, as well as information about Excel's limitations and alternative approaches to problem-solving. Real data in many examples help readers see the prevalence of statistics in the real world.
KEY TOPICS: Introduction to Statistics; Summarizing and Graphing Data; Statistics for Describing, Exploring, and Comparing Data; Probability; Probability Distributions; Normal Probability Distributions; Estimates and Sample Sizes; Hypothesis Testing; Inferences from Two Samples; Correlation and Regression; Multinomial Experiments and Contingency Tables; Analysis of Variance; Nonparametric Statistics; Statistical Process Control; Projects, Procedures, Perspectives
MARKET: for all readers interested in statistics
A text/CD-ROM introduction to basic statistics, placing strong emphasis on understanding concepts of statistics, with Excel included throughout as the key supplement. Offers detailed Excel instructions, and 125 samples of Excel displays, plus many pedagogical features. Can be used for students who have completed an elementary algebra course, majoring in fields such as social sciences, education, engineering, and communications. The CD-ROM contains an add-in that expands the capacity of Excel, the statistical package STATDISK, and data sets formatted for Excel and STATDISK. Triola teaches mathematics at Dutchess Community College. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)