Synopses & Reviews
Mario Triola’s Elementary Statistics remains the market-leading introductory statistics textbook because it engages readers with an abundance of real data in the examples, applications, and exercises. Statistics is all around us in our daily lives, and Triola is dedicated to finding new real-world examples and data sets that make sense for today’s reader. The Eleventh Edition contains more than 2000 exercises, 87% of which are new, and 82% of which use real data. It also contains hundreds of examples, 86% of which are new and 94% of which use real data. By analyzing real data, students are able to connect abstract concepts to the world at large. As a result, they gain conceptual understanding and learn to think statistically, using the same methods that professional statisticians employ.
The Technology Update includes new instruction that covers major advancements in statistics software since the first printing of the Eleventh Edition.
A new Student Workbook offers even greater opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and practice as they progress through the course. The workbook can be packaged with any Triola textbook.
About the Author
Mario F. Triola is a Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Dutchess Community College, where he has taught statistics for over 30 years. Marty is the author of Essentials of Statistics, Elementary Statistics Using Excel, Elementary Statistics Using the Graphing Calculator, and he is a co-author of Biostatistics for the Biological and Health Sciences, Statistical Reasoning for Everyday Life and Business Statistics. He has written several manuals and workbooks for technology supporting statistics education. Outside of the classroom, Marty has been a speaker at many conferences and colleges. His consulting work includes the design of casino slot machines and fishing rods, and he has worked with attorneys in determining probabilities in paternity lawsuits, identifying salary inequities based on gender, analyzing disputed election results, analyzing medical data, and analyzing medical school surveys. Marty has testified as an expert witness in New York State Supreme Court. The Text and Academic Authors Association has awarded Mario F. Triola a "Texty" for Excellence for his work on Elementary Statistics.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Statistics
1-1 Review and Preview
1-2 Statistical Thinking
1-3 Types of Data
1-4 Critical Thinking
1-5 Design of Experiments
2. Summarizing and Graphing Data
2-1 Review and Preview
2-2 Frequency Distributions
2-3 Histograms
2-4 Statistical Graphics
2-5 Critical Thinking: Bad Graphs
3. Statistics for Describing, Exploring, and Comparing Data
3-1 Review and Preview
3-2 Measures of Center
3-3 Measures of Variation
3-4 Measures of Relative Standing and Boxplots
4. Probability
4-1 Review and Preview
4-2 Fundamentals
4-3 Addition Rule
4-4 Multiplication Rule: Basics
4-5 Multiplication Rule: Complements and Conditional Probability
4-6 Probabilities Through Simulations
4-7 Counting
4-8 Bayes' Theorem (on CD-ROM)
5. Discrete Probability Distributions
5-1 Review and Preview
5-2 Random Variables
5-3 Binomial Probability Distributions
5-4 Mean, Variance, and Standard Deviation for the Binomial Distribution
5-5 The Poisson Distribution
6. Normal Probability Distributions
6-1 Review and Preview
6-2 The Standard Normal Distribution
6-3 Applications of Normal Distributions
6-4 Sampling Distributions and Estimators
6-5 The Central Limit Theorem
6-6 Normal as Approximation to Binomial
6-7 Assessing Normality
7. Estimates and Sample Sizes
7-1 Review and Preview
7-2 Estimating at Population Proportion
7-3 Estimating Population Mean: ? Known
7-4 Estimating a Population Mean: ? Not Known
7-5 Estimating a Population Variance
8. Hypothesis Testing
8-1 Review and Preview
8-2 Basics of Hypothesis Testing
8-3 Testing a Claim About a Proportion
8-4 Testing a Claim About a Mean: ? Known
8-5 Testing a Claim About a Mean: ? Not Known
8-6 Testing a Claim About Variation
9. Inferences from Two Samples
9-1 Review and Preview
9-2 Inferences About Two Proportions
9-3 Inferences About Two Means: Independent Samples
9-4 Inferences from Matched Pairs
9-5 Comparing Variation in Two Samples
10. Correlation and Regression
10-1 Review and Preview
10-2 Correlation
10-3 Regression
10-4 Variation and Prediction Intervals
10-5 Multiple Regression
10-6 Modeling
11. Goodness-of-Fit and Contingency Tables
11-1 Review and Preview
11-2 Goodness-of-Fit
11-3 Contingency Tables
11-4 McNemar's Test for Matched Pairs
12. Analysis of Variance
12-1 Review and Preview
12-2 One-Way ANOVA
12-3 Two-Way ANOVA
13. Nonparametric Statistics
13-1 Review and Preview
13-2 Sign Test
13-3 Wilcoxon Signed Ranks Test for Matched Pairs
13-4 Wilcoxon Ranked-Sum Test for Two Independent Samples
13-5 Kruskal-Wallis Test
13-6 Rank Correlation
13-7 Runs Test for Randomness
14. Statistics Process Control
14-1 Review and Preview
14-2 Control Charts for Variation and Mean
14-3 Control Charts for Attributes
15. Projects, Procedures, Perspectives
15-1 Projects
15-2 Procedure
15-3 Perspective
Appendices
Appendix A: Tables
Appendix B: Data Sets
Appendix C: Bibliography of Books and Websites
Appendix D: Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises (and All Review Exercises and All Cumulative Review Exercises)
Credits
Index