Summary: This practical text provides students with the statistical tools needed to analyze data, and shows how statistics can be used to make informed, intelligent policy decisions. The authors' practical, hands-on approach helps students learn the meaning of statistical measures and be able to focus on interpreting results, as opposed to spending time memorizing and applying dozens of statistical formulae.
The book includes more than 500 end-of-chapter problems, s ...show moreolvable with the easy-to-use Excel spreadsheet application developed by the authors to facilitate students'processing of data. This Excel template (titled POLYSTAT) allows students to enter numbers into the appropriate sheet, sit back, and analyze the data. No prior experience or expertise with Excel is required.
This comprehensive, hands-on textbook requires only a background in high school algebra and has been thoroughly classroom-tested in both undergraduate and graduate level courses. ...show less