Through five previous editions, Introductory Statistics has made statistics both interesting and accessible to a wide and varied audience. The realistic content of its examples and exercises, the clarity and brevity of its presentation, and the soundness of its pedagogical approach have received the highest remarks from both students and instructors. Now this bestseller is available in a new 6th edition.
Written for a first course in applied statistics, this book employs realistic examples to illustrate fundamental concepts in the field. Chapters address matters like the organization of data, numerical descriptive measures, probability, discrete random variables, continuous random variables, sampling distributions, mean and proportion, hypothesis tests, estimation, chi-square tests, analysis of variance, simple linear regression, and nonparametric methods. Appendixes feature sample surveys, a guide to using minitab, excel adventures, and statistical tables. Mann teaches at Eastern Connecticut State University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)