Synopses & Reviews
Workshop Statistics emphasizes doing statistics as a way of learning statistics concepts and techniques. Workshop Statistics assumes the use of technology, specifically the TI-83 graphing calculator. The "workshop approach" builds upon analysis of genuine data and provides practical experience. Unique in its format, an extensive series of practical activities and exercises leads students to discover statistical concepts, explore statistical principles, and apply statistical techniques. As before, resources (data sets, answer guide, sample exams, and syllabi) are available via the Key College Publishing website. Visit: www.keycollege.com/Pages/ProdRossmanWkshpStat.html. Widely praised as the most innovative introduction for learning statistics in over a decade. Examples and exercises have been modified for use with the graphing calculator. Short computer program code is included in the appendices, for use in programming calculators. Access to either a PC or Macintosh, and the TI-Graph Link software and cables is important. Over 90 activities are included in book.
Synopsis
Consistent with the ¿workshop approach,¿ Allan Rossman and Beth L. Chance, joined here by Barr von Oehsen, have revised this version of Workshop Statistics with graphing calculator technology. Examples and exercises have been modified for use with the graphing calculator, integrating the TI-83¿ throughout. Short computer-program code is included in appendices, for use in programming calculators.
Synopsis
Workshop Statistics emphasizes doing statistics as a way of learning statistics concepts and techniques. It assumes the use of the TI-83 graphing calculator. The "workshop approach" builds upon analysis of genuine data and provides practical experience. Unique in its format, an extensive series of over 90 practical activities and exercises leads students to discover statistical concepts, explore statistical principles, and apply statistical techniques. The book is widely praised as being one of the most innovative introductory texts for learning statistics.
Table of Contents
UNIT I: Exploring Data: Distributions; Data and Variables; Data, Variables, and Technology; Displaying and Describing Distributions; Measures of Center; Measures of Spread. UNIT II: Exploring Data: Comparisons and Relationships; Comparing Distibutions I: Quantitative Variables; Comparing Distributions II: Categorical Variables; Graphical Displays of Association; Correlation Coefficient; Least Squares Regression I; Least Squares Regression II. UNIT III: Collecting Data; Sampling; Designing Studies. UNIT IV: Randomness in Data; Probability; Normal Distributions; Sampling Distributions I: Proportions; Sampling; Distributions II: Means; Central Limit Theorem. UNIT V: Inference from Data: Principles; Confidence Intervals I: Proportions; Confidence Intervals II: Means; Tests of Significance I: Proportions; Tests of Significance II: Means; More Inference Considerations. UNIT VI: Inference from Data: Comparisons and Relationships; Comparing Two Proportions; Comparing Two Means; Inference for Two-Way Tables; Inference for Correlation and Regression. APPENDIX A: Overview of the Graphing Calculator. APPENDIX B: Student Glossary. APPENDIX C: Sources for Data Sets.