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Stats: Modeling the World, CourseSmart eTextbook, 3rd Edition

By David E. Bock, Paul F. Velleman, Richard D. De Veaux

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Mar 6, 2009

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By leading with practical data analysis and graphics, Stats: Modeling the World, Third Edition, engages students and gets them to do statistics and think statistically from the start. With the authors’ signature Think, Show, Tell problem-solving method, students learn what we can find in data, why we find it interesting and how to report it to others. Instructors praise this text as clear and accessible, while students report that they actually enjoy reading the book while learning how to do statistics. Additional examples with updated data make this new edition even easier to read and use.

 

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Table of Contents

I. EXPLORING AND UNDERSTANDING DATA

1. Stats Start Here

2. Data

3. Displaying and Describing Categorical Data

4. Displaying and Comparing Qualitative Data

5. Understanding and Comparing Distributions

6. The Standard Deviation as a Ruler and the Normal Model

 

II EXPLORING RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN VARIABLES

7. Scatterplots, Association, and Correlation

8. Linear Regression

9. Regression Wisdom

10. Re-expressing Data: Get it Straight!

 

III. GATHERING DATA

11. Understanding Randomness

12. Sample Surveys

13. Experiments and Observational Studies

 

IV. RANDOMNESS AND PROBABILITY

14. From Randomness to Probability

15. Probability Rules!

16. Random Variables

17. Probability Models

 

V. FROM THE DATA AT HAND TO THE WORLD AT LARGE

18. Sampling Distribution Models

19. Confidence Intervals for Proportions

20. Testing Hypotheses About Proportions

21. More About Tests and Intervals

22. Comparing Two Proportions

 

VI. LEARNING ABOUT THE WORLD

23. Inferences about Means

24. Comparing Means

25. Paired Samples and Blocks

 

VII. INFERENCE WHEN VARIABLES ARE RELATED

26. Comparing Counts

27. Inferences for Regression

28. Analysis of Variance (on DVD)

29. Multiple Regression (on DVD)

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$77.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-321-61439-1