Weiss offers a comprehensive, traditional approach to introductory statistics, with a heavy emphasis on mathematical reasoning and critical thinking. Weiss’s meticulous style offers careful, detailed explanations to ease the learning process. More than 2,600 exercises involve real data from contemporary sources, which promotes active learning and develops readers’ ability to think critically with statistics.
Elementary Statistics, Eighth Edition, contains parallel presentation of critical-value and p-value approaches to hypothesis testing. This unique design allows both the flexibility to concentrate on one approach or the opportunity for greater depth in comparing the two. The text is suitable for a streamlined, one-semester course.
Updated and expanded edition (first in 1989) of a textbook for either a one-semester or one-quarter course, providing a clear understanding of basic statistical techniques, with an emphasis on the application of those techniques to the analysis of data. Introductory high school algebra is a sufficient prerequisite. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)