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Overview

KEY BENEFIT: 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.

EXPLORING AND UNDERSTANDING DATA; Stats Start Here; Data; Displaying and Describing Categorical Data; Displaying and Comparing Qualitative Data; Understanding and Comparing Distributions; The Standard Deviation as a Ruler and the Normal Model; EXPLORING RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN VARIABLES; Scatterplots, Association, and Correlation; Linear Regression; Regression Wisdom; Re-expressing Data: Get it Straight!; GATHERING DATA; Understanding Randomness; Sample Surveys; Experiments and Observational Studies; RANDOMNESS AND PROBABILITY; From Randomness to Probability; Probability Rules!; Random Variables; Probability Models; FROM THE DATA AT HAND TO THE WORLD AT LARGE; Sampling Distribution Models; Confidence Intervals for Proportions; Testing Hypotheses About Proportions; More About Tests and Intervals; Comparing Two Proportions; LEARNING ABOUT THE WORLD; Inferences about Means; Comparing Means; Paired Samples and Blocks; INFERENCE WHEN VARIABLES ARE RELATED; Comparing Counts; Inferences for Regression; Analysis of Variance (on DVD); Multiple Regression (on DVD)

For all readers interested in introductory statistics.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321570444
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 2/5/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 792
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

David Bock (Cornell University) has won awards as a high school teacher of AP calculus and statistics and was a grader for the AP Statistics program from its inception. He now is the chief extension officer for the Cornell University mathematics department in charge of outreach to K-12 teachers. Dave’s wisdom about how students learn helps shape the book’s pedagogy.

Paul Velleman (Cornell University) is the only statistician to win the EDUCAUSE award for innovating technology for learning. The developer of ActivStats® multimedia software, Data Desk statistics software, and the DASL online archive of teaching datasets, his understanding of using and teaching with technology informs much of the book’s approach.

Richard D. De Veaux (Williams College) is an award-winning teacher and consultant to major corporations. Dick has taught business students at Wharton, engineering students at Princeton, and liberal arts students at Williams. His real-world experiences and anecdotes illustrate many of this book’s chapters.

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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2011

    Students Love this Book

    I have used this and the previous edition of the book with great success. Students who follow the step-by-step examples when responding to questions do extremely well on the AP exam. I have had at least 10% of my students score 5's on the exam every year, which matches closely with the results across the country.

    I have many students who comment that this is the best textbook they have used. It is easy to understand, provides a solid development of the material, and many interesting problems and investigations for students to use.

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  • Posted January 17, 2010

    Not a good match for AP Stats

    I was shocked to discover that this book had AP on the cover after using it with my students. The content is pretty interesting, but rambles and is way too corny. Too much time spent on content that's not on the AP, and the formulas and tables in the book don't match the AP either. Many content errors that don't match the AP grading rubrics. This book looks nice and sounds nice, but definitely hurt my teaching for one year. It won't happen again.

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