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A condensed and more streamlined version of the very popular and widely used UNDERSTANDABLE STATISTICS, Ninth Edition, this book offers users an effective way to teach the essentials of statistics, including early coverage of Regression, within a more limited time frame. Designed to help users overcome their apprehension about statistics, UNDERSTANDING BASIC STATISTICS, Fifth Edition, is a thorough yet approachable book that provides plenty of guidance and informal advice demonstrating the links between statistics and the world. The strengths of the book include an applied approach that helps users realize the real-world significance of statistics, an accessible exposition, and a new, complete technology package. The Fifth Edition addresses the growing importance of developing students' critical thinking and statistical literacy skills with the introduction of new features and exercises throughout the text. The use of the graphing calculator, Microsoft? Excel?, Minitab?, and SPSS is covered but not required.

Synopsis:

A condensed, streamlined version of the popular, widely used Understandable Statistics, 8/e, this text offers instructors an effective solution to teaching the essentials of statistics within a shorter time frame.

Designed to help students overcome their apprehension about statistics, Understanding Basic Statistics, 4/e is a thorough, accessible text that demonstrates the applicability of statistics in the real world. Student-friendly highlights of the Fourth Edition include solutions and key steps to odd-numbered problems, highlighted definitions, Expand Your Knowledge and Cumulative Review Problems, and a complete technology package with additional learning opportunities and skills-reinforcement exercises.Coverage of regression appears early in this edition.Procedures provide a brief summary of the statistical methods introduced in each chapter section. Examples and Guided Exercises demonstrate each Procedure.Cumulative Review Problems appear at the end of Chapters 3, 6, 9, and 11 and integrate concepts introduced in the previous three chapters.Guided Exercises immediately follow selected examples and provide an opportunity for students to explore new concepts. Worked-out solutions next to each exercise give students immediate reinforcement.Focus Points at the beginning of each section introduce the topics to be covered.Data Highlights: Group Projects at the end of each chapter simulate real-world working situations. Together students discuss topics, analyze data, and formulate a group response to questions posed in the exercise.Linking Concepts: Writing Projects challenge students to craft an essay response to questions that apply statistical concepts toreal life situations.

Synopsis:

A condensed, streamlined version of the popular, widely used Understandable Statistics, 8/e, this text offers instructors an effective solution to teaching the essentials of statistics within a shorter time frame. Designed to help students overcome their apprehension about statistics, Understanding Basic Statistics, 4/e is a thorough, accessible text that demonstrates the applicability of statistics in the real world. Student-friendly highlights of the Fourth Edition include solutions and key steps to odd-numbered problems, highlighted definitions, Expand Your Knowledge and Cumulative Review Problems, and a complete technology package with additional learning opportunities and skills-reinforcement exercises.

About the Author

Charles Brase has more than 30 years of full-time teaching experience in mathematics and statistics. He taught at the University of Hawaii, Manoa Campus, for several years and at Regis University in Denver, Colorado, for more than 28 years. Charles received the Excellence in Teaching award from the University of Hawaii and the Faculty Member of the Year award from Regis University on two occasions. He earned degrees from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and has a Ph.D. in Mathematics, an M.A. in Mathematics, and a B.A. in Physics. Corrinne has taught at Hawaii Pacific College, Honolulu Community College, and Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, Colorado. She was also involved in the mathematics component of an equal opportunity program at the University of Colorado. Corrinne received the Faculty of the Year award from Arapahoe Community College. She earned degrees from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and has an M.A. and B.A. in Mathematics.

Table of Contents

1. Getting Started Focus Problem: Where Have all the Fireflies Gone? 1.1 What Is Statistics? 1.2 Random Samples 1.3 Introduction to Experimental Design 2. Organizing Data Focus Problem: Say it with Pictures 2.1 Frequency Distributions, Histograms, and Related Topics 2.2 Bar Graphs, Circle Graphs, and Time-Series Graphs 2.3 Stem-and-Leaf Displays 3. Averages and Variation Focus Problem: The Educational Advantage 3.1 Measures of Central Tendency: Mode, Median, and Mean 3.2 Measures of Variation 3.3 Percentiles and Box-and Whisker Plots Cumulative Review Problems: Ch. 1-3 4. Correlation and Regression Focus Problem: Changing Populations and Crime Rate 4.1 Scatter Diagrams and Linear Correlation 4.2 Linear Regression and the Coefficient of Determination 5. Elementary Probability Theory Focus Problem: How Often Do Lie Detectors Lie? 5.1 What is Probability? 5.2 Some Probability Rules-Compound Events 5.3 Trees and Counting Techniques 6. The Binomial Probability Distribution and Related Topics Focus Problem: Personality Preference Types: Introvert of Extrovert? 6.1 Introduction to Random Variables and Probability Distributions 6.2 Binomial Probabilities 6.3 Additional Properties of the Binomial Distribution Cumulative Review Problems: Ch. 4-6 7. Normal Curves and Sampling Distributions Focus Problem: Impulse Buying 7.1 Graphs of Normal Probability Distributions 7.2 Standard Units and Areas Under the Standard Normal Distribution 7.3 Areas Under Any Normal Curve 7.4 Sampling Distributions 7.5 The Central Limit Theorem 7.6 Normal Approximation to the Binomial Distribution 8. Estimation Focus Problem: Trick or Treat!!! 8.1 Estimating ? When ? Is Known 8.2 Estimating ? When ? Is Unknown 8.3 Estimating p in the Binomial Distribution 9. Hypothesis Testing Focus Problem: Benford's Law: The Importance of Being No.1 9.1 Introduction to Statistical Tests 9.2 Testing the Mean of ? 9.3 Testing a Proportion p 10. Inferences About Differences Focus Problem: The Trouble with Wood Ducks 10.1 Test Involving Paired Differences (Dependent Samples) 10.2 Inferences About Differences of Two Means ?1-?2 10.3 Inferences About the Difference of Two Proportions p1-p2 11. Additional Topics Using Inference Focus Problem: Stone Age Tools and Archaeology Part I: Inferences Using the Chi-Square Distribution 11.1 Chi-Square: Tests of Independence 11.2 Chi-Square: Goodness of Fit 11.3 Testing a Single Variance or Standard Deviation Part II: Inferences Relating to Linear Regression 11.4 Inferences for Correlation and Regression Cumulative Review Problems Problems: Ch.10-11

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618632275
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Subject:
General
Author:
Brase, Charles Henry
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Author:
Brase
Author:
E
Author:
Brase, Corrinne Pellillo
Author:
Charles Henry Bras
Author:
Brase, Charles Henry (Charles Henry Brase)
Subject:
Mathematical statistics
Subject:
Statistics
Subject:
Education-General
Edition Number:
4
Publication Date:
20051214
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
592
Dimensions:
10.02x8.54x.75 in. 2.48 lbs.

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Product details 592 pages Houghton Mifflin Company - English 9780618632275 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A condensed, streamlined version of the popular, widely used Understandable Statistics, 8/e, this text offers instructors an effective solution to teaching the essentials of statistics within a shorter time frame.

Designed to help students overcome their apprehension about statistics, Understanding Basic Statistics, 4/e is a thorough, accessible text that demonstrates the applicability of statistics in the real world. Student-friendly highlights of the Fourth Edition include solutions and key steps to odd-numbered problems, highlighted definitions, Expand Your Knowledge and Cumulative Review Problems, and a complete technology package with additional learning opportunities and skills-reinforcement exercises.Coverage of regression appears early in this edition.Procedures provide a brief summary of the statistical methods introduced in each chapter section. Examples and Guided Exercises demonstrate each Procedure.Cumulative Review Problems appear at the end of Chapters 3, 6, 9, and 11 and integrate concepts introduced in the previous three chapters.Guided Exercises immediately follow selected examples and provide an opportunity for students to explore new concepts. Worked-out solutions next to each exercise give students immediate reinforcement.Focus Points at the beginning of each section introduce the topics to be covered.Data Highlights: Group Projects at the end of each chapter simulate real-world working situations. Together students discuss topics, analyze data, and formulate a group response to questions posed in the exercise.Linking Concepts: Writing Projects challenge students to craft an essay response to questions that apply statistical concepts toreal life situations.

"Synopsis" by , A condensed, streamlined version of the popular, widely used Understandable Statistics, 8/e, this text offers instructors an effective solution to teaching the essentials of statistics within a shorter time frame. Designed to help students overcome their apprehension about statistics, Understanding Basic Statistics, 4/e is a thorough, accessible text that demonstrates the applicability of statistics in the real world. Student-friendly highlights of the Fourth Edition include solutions and key steps to odd-numbered problems, highlighted definitions, Expand Your Knowledge and Cumulative Review Problems, and a complete technology package with additional learning opportunities and skills-reinforcement exercises.
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