Stats: Modeling the World eBook (5e) : 9780134687964

Stats: Modeling the World eBook (5e)

Bock,D et al
 
Edition
 
5
ISBN
 
9780134687964
ISBN 10
 
0134687965
Published
 
12/04/2018
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
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Format
 
 
Title type
eBook
$60.00
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About the book: For courses in Introductory Statistics (algebra-based).

Clear, accessible, and teachable, Stats: Modeling the World leads with practical data analysis and graphics to engage students and get them to think in a statistical context. Through updated, relevant examples and data – and the authors’ signature Think, Show, and Tell problem-solving method – students learn how to approach a question, solve the problem, and communicate meaning.

In the 5th Edition, new co-author Floyd Bullard introduces a greater emphasis on simulations as a powerful pedagogical tool. Through early exploration of key statistical ideas, these simulations make it easier for instructors to teach and for students to understand more complicated concepts later in the course. Accompanying applets give students the opportunity to explore important ideas, providing greater conceptual depth that will prepare them to apply their statistical knowledge in this course and beyond.

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Table of contents
  • I. EXPLORING AND UNDERSTANDING DATA
  • 1. Stats Starts Here 
  • 2. Displaying and Describing Categorical Data 
  • 3. Displaying and Summarizing Quantitative Data 
  • 4. Understanding and Comparing Distributions 
  • 5. The Standard Deviation as a Ruler and the Normal Model 
  • Review of Part I: Exploring and Understanding Data
  • II. EXPLORING RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN VARIABLES
  • 6. Scatterplots, Association, and Correlation 
  • 7. Linear Regression 
  • 8. Regression Wisdom 
  • 9. Re-expressing Data: Get It Straight! 
  • Review of Part II: Exploring Relationships Between Variables
  • III. GATHERING DATA
  • 10. Understanding Randomness 
  • 11. Sample Surveys 
  • 12. Experiments and Observational Studies 
  • Review of Part III: Gathering Data
  • IV. RANDOMNESS AND PROBABILITY
  • 13. From Randomness to Probability 
  • 14. Probability Rules! 
  • 15. Random Variables 
  • 16. Probability Models 
  • Review of Part IV: Randomness and Probability
  • V. FROM THE DATA AT HAND TO THE WORLD AT LARGE
  • 17. Sampling Distribution Models 
  • 18. Confidence Intervals for Proportions 
  • 19. Testing Hypotheses About Proportions 
  • 20. More About Tests and Intervals 
  • 21. Comparing Two Proportions 
  • Review of Part V: From the Data at Hand to the World at Large
  • VI. LEARNING ABOUT THE WORLD
  • 22. Inferences About Means 
  • 23. Comparing Means 
  • 24. Paired Samples and Blocks 
  • Review of Part VI: Learning About the World
  • VII. INFERENCE WHEN VARIABLES ARE RELATED
  • 25. Comparing Counts 
  • 26. Inferences for Regression 
  • Review of Part VII: Inference When Variables Are Related 
  • 27. Analysis of Variance*–online
  • 28. Multiple Regression*–online
  • Appendixes:
  • A. Selected Formulas
  • B. Guide to Statistical Software 
  • C. Answers
  • D. Photo and Text Acknowledgments 
  • E. Index 
  • F. Tables 
Features & benefits

Supports learning through worked examples and practice opportunities

  • UPDATED! Step By Step Examples – In every chapter, these examples emphasise the importance of thinking about a question, calculating results, and reporting findings (Think, Show, and Tell). Most of the examples and exercises are based on recent news stories, research articles, and other real-world sources. Many of those sources are listed so students can explore them further.
  • UPDATED! Hundreds of exercises were added and updated with the most recent data.
  • What Have We Learned? – Chapter-ending study guides help students review key concepts and terms.
  • Practice Exams – At the end of Part, a practice exam offers both multiple choice and free response questions.


Pedagogical tools encourage statistical thinking and application

  • NEW! Extensive and integrated use of simulations – Almost every chapter uses simulations to introduce a new topic, illustrate a concept, or assist in analysing data when traditional methods are insufficient.
    • Margin pointers direct students to explore these applets on the book’s website 
    • Simulations help to address questions such as, “What does standard deviation mean?”; “What does ‘95% confident’ mean?”; and “How large should a sample be?”
  • UPDATED! TI Tips – Each chapter’s easy-to-read “TI Tips” now show students how to use TI-84 Plus CE Statistics functions with the StatWizard operating system. TI-Nspire Activities in the margins identify demonstrations and investigations for TI-Nspire handhelds to enhance each chapter.
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