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Overview

Clear, accessible, and teachable, Stats: Modeling the World leads with practical data analysis and graphics to engage students and get them thinking statistically from the start. Through updated, relevant examples and data—and the authors’ signature Think, Show, and Tell problem-solving method—students learn what we can find in data, why we find it interesting, and how to report it to others. The new Fourth Edition is even more engaging than previous editions, builds on the innovative features that have made the first three editions so popular, and includes revisions designed to make it even easier for students to put the concepts of statistics together in a coherent whole.
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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
  • Sales rank: 593,768
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

David E. Bock taught mathematics at Ithaca High School for 35 years. He has taughtStatistics at Ithaca High School, Tompkins-Cortland Community College, Ithaca College, and Cornell University. Dave has won numerous teaching awards, including the MAA’s Edyth May Sliffe Award for Distinguished High School Mathematics Teaching (twice), Cornell University’s Outstanding Educator Award (three times), and has been a finalist for New York State Teacher of the Year.

Dave holds degrees from the University at Albany in Mathematics (B.A.) and Statistics/Education (M.S.). Dave has been a reader and table leader for the AP Statistics exam, serves as a Statistics consultant to the College Board, and leads workshops and institutes for AP Statistics teachers. He also served as K–12 Education and Outreach Coordinator and a senior lecturer for the Mathematics Department at Cornell University. His understanding of how students learn informs much of this book’s approach.

Dave and his wife relax by biking or hiking, and when not at home near Ithaca can often be found in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. They have a son, a daughter, and four grandchildren.

Richard D. De Veaux is an internationally known educator and consultant. He hastaught at the Wharton School and the Princeton University School of Engineering, where he won a “Lifetime Award for Dedication and Excellence in Teaching.” Since 1994, he has taught Statistics at Williams College. He is currently the C. Carlisle and Margaret Tippit Professor of Statistics at Williams College. Dick has won both the Wilcoxon and Shewell awards from the American Society for Quality. He is an elected member of the International Statistics Institute (ISI) and a fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA). In 2008, he was named Statistician of the Year by the Boston Chapter of the ASA. Dick is also well known in industry, where for more than 25 years he has consulted for such Fortune 500 companies as American Express, Hewlett-Packard, Alcoa, DuPont, Pillsbury, General Electric, and Chemical Bank. Because he consulted with Mickey Hart on his book Planet Drum, he has also sometimes been called the “OfficialStatistician for the Grateful Dead.” His real-world experiences and anecdotes illustrate many of this book’s chapters.

Dick holds degrees from Princeton University in Civil Engineering (B.S.E.) and Mathematics (A.B.) and from Stanford University in Dance Education (M.A.) and Statistics (Ph.D.), where he studied dance with Inga Weiss and Statistics with Persi Diaconis. His research focuses on the analysis of large data sets and data mining in science and industry.

In his spare time, he is an avid cyclist and swimmer. He also is the founder and bass for the doo-wop group, the Diminished Faculty, and is a frequent singer and soloist with various local choirs, including the Choeur Vittoria of Paris, France. Dick is the father of four children.

Paul F. Velleman has an international reputation for innovative Statistics education.He is the author and designer of the multimedia Statistics program ActivStats, for which he was awarded the EDUCOM Medal for innovative uses of computers in teaching statistics, and the ICTCM Award for Innovation in Using Technology in College Mathematics. He also developed the award-winning statistics program, Data Desk, and the Internet site Dataand Story Library (DASL; lib.stat.cmu.edu/DASL/), which provides data sets for teaching Statistics. Paul’s understanding of using and teaching with technology informs much of this book’s approach.

Paul teaches Statistics at Cornell University in the Department of Statistical Sciences, for which he has been awarded the MacIntyre prize for Exemplary Teaching. He holds an A.B. from Dartmouth College in Mathematics and Social Science, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Statistics from Princeton University, where he studied with John Tukey. His research often deals with statistical graphics and data analysis methods. Paul co-authored (with David Hoaglin) ABCs of Exploratory Data Analysis. Paul is a Fellow ofthe American StatisticalAssociation and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Paul is the father of two boys.

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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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