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Basic Practice of Statistics / With CD-ROM - 2nd edition

Basic Practice of Statistics / With CD-ROM (ISBN10: 0716736276; ISBN13: 9780716736271)
ISBN13: 978-0716736271
ISBN10: 0716736276

Summary: Why are David Moore's statistics books so successful? They have become the books to beat because Moore was the first author to present the teaching of statistics as a useful tool in practice. Unlike traditional statistics books, Moore's texts use real data and walk the student through the process of analyzing that data, as opposed to emphasizing formulas, drill-like exercises, and cookbook mathematics. Thus, for the first time, students learn to think like practicing ...show more statisticians and to apply what they learn to their lives.

When Moore and McCabe's Introduction to the Practice of Statistics (IPS) became the #1 book in the market about 5 years ago, statistics instructors realized that a shorter, lower-level, less detailed book based on IPS would also succeed. Hence, David Moore envisioned The Basic Practice of Statistics (BPS)--a text that applies the data analysis approach of IPS but is targeted for a one-term course only. BPS has now become the book to beat, being an ideal match for more schools than any other book in the market.

The second edition of The Basic Practice of Statistics builds on the strengths of the first: a balanced and modern approach to data analysis, data production, and inference; and an emphasis on clear explanations of ideas rather than formal mathematics or reliance on recipes. Moore's use of real world data and examples and his emphasis on statistical thinking show students how statistics can be used as a powerful tool for understanding the world we live in. Designed for students with a limited background in mathematics, The Basic Practice of Statistics 2/e is the ideal way to introduce the core concepts of
statistics to the students of today and tomorrow.

  • New and Revised Exercises and Examples, almost half new to this edition, include a wide variety of real data in real settings applied in fields of business and economics, demographics, public health and medicine, agriculture, biological sciences, history, psychology and many more.
  • New Marginal "A Bit More" Think Pieces are vivid examples and anecdotes about statistics that show how to interpret statements about statistics, explain statistical practice in daily life, and reveal the pervasiveness of statistics in modern societies. Some of these "nuggets" appear in the margin of each chapter and are accompanied by a light illustration.
  • New Four-Color Design presents information in an appealing and stylish format, making the text more accessible to students and easier to use. Statistical graphs can now be easily interpreted by using different colors, while four-color spot photographs enliven the pages with images from real applications of statistics.
  • New Redesigned Part and Chapter Openers engage and motivate students by presenting cartoons, photographs, and biographies of men and women who have been important in the history and development of statistics.
  • New Graphical Chapter Summaries in each chapter's "Statistics in Summary" section carry illustrations and allow students to visually review the key concepts within each chapter. End-of-chapter reviews also appear in an easy-to-follow outline form.
  • New Interactive CD-ROM--although The Basic Practice of Statistics requires only a two-variable statistical calculator, students with access to computers get a bonus: every copy of the text includes an interactive CD-ROM that gives students access to data sets, interactive quizzes, additional text material, and the unique Electronic Encyclopedia of Statistical Examples and Exercises (EESEE), developed by faculty in the Department of Statistics at Ohio State University. The case studies in EESEE show statistics in action from a variety of disciplines. The CD also has an additional section on control charts and a chapter on nonparametric tests. (For more on this CD-ROM, see the BPS media page)
  • Apply Your Knowledge Exercises let students apply a concept immediately after reading about it, reinforcing their grasp of key ideas before the section is complete.
  • Titled Examples and Exercises pique student interest by leading them into extensive examples and and exercise sets, all of which use on real data to explore statistical interpretations, inferences, and decisions.
  • Trademark Step-by-Step Examples demonstrate procedures, matching concepts and tests in an easy-to-follow format that reinforces how statistics are used to make decisions.
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Edition/Copyright: 2ND 00
Cover: Hardback
Publisher: W.H. Freeman
Published: 07/15/1999
International: No

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