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# Basic Practice of Statistics (Text Only) (Cloth) - 3rd edition

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 3RD 04
Publisher: W.H. Freeman
Published: 2004
International: No
Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 3RD 04

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### Summary

You can make statistics meaningful and memorable by moving away from the stale plug-and-chug of formulas and computation and engaging students with real data, critical thinking, and judicious use of technology. That is the data analysis approach pioneered by David Moore, an approach that reinvigorated the statistics classroom. With his texts, students go beyond crunching numbers to gain a lasting understanding of how powerful a tool statistics can be.

In the #1 bestselling brief text, The Basic Practice of Statistics (BPS), Moore brings the data analysis approach to the one-term course, with an accessible, fun style that helps students with limited mathematical backgrounds utilize the same tools, techniques, and interpretive skills working statisticians rely on everyday.

PART I: EXPLORING DATA

Exploring Data: Variables and Distributions
1. Picturing Distributions with Graphs
New student-friendly data here (cost of college, favorite new car colors) and throughout; more
ecological and environmental examples
2. Describing Distributions with Numbers
3. Normal Distributions
Exploring Data: Relationships
4. Scatterplots and Correlation
5. Regression
Reduced attention to residuals (valuable mainly in multiple regression) simplifies material; clearer
treatment of outliers and influence--the corresponding applet is especially helpful for this topic; more
attention to association versus causation
6. Two-Way Tables
Exploring Data Review Chapter
Unified outline list of skills helps students see the part content (data analysis) as a whole;
straightforward Review Exercises and more challenging Supplementary Exercises

PART II: FROM EXPLORATION TO INFERENCE

Producing Data
7. Producing Data: Sampling
Briefer treatment of complex samples simplifies material;
new discussion of the census undercount
8. Producing Data: Experiments
Probability and Sampling Distributions
9. Introducing Probability
Interactive applet helps students grasp the ideas;
new brief discussion of probability
10. Sampling Distributions
New: Basics of x-bar control charts and a section on control charts
11. Probability in Detail (optional)
New: Tree diagrams
12. Binomial Distributions (optional)
Includes a new "Using Technology" figure
Introducing Inference
13. Confidence Intervals: The Basics
14. Tests of Significance: The Basics
Shorter, clearer exposition in these key chapters
15. Inference in Practice
Unified discussion of real-world challenges
Exploration to Inference Review Chapter

Quantitative Response Variable
17. Comparing Two Means
Categorical Response Variable
Optional: more accurate intervals through simple new methods
19. Comparing Two Proportions
Optional: more accurate intervals through simple new methods