Understanding Basic Statistics

Edition: 4th 2007 (Brief Edition)

Authors: Charles Henry Brase, Corrinne Pellillo Brase

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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 to real life situations.
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List price: \$234.95
Edition: 4th
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 12/14/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

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 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.

 Preface A User's Guide to Features Table of Prerequisite Material Getting Started Focus Problem: Where Have All the Fireflies Gone? What Is Statistics? Random Samples Introduction to Experimental Design Organizing Data Focus Problem: Say It with Pictures Bar Graphs, Circle Graphs, and Time Plots Frequency Distributions and Histograms Stem-and-Leaf Displays Averages and Variation Focus Problem: Why Bother! Measures of Central Tendency: Mode, Median, and Mean Measures of Variation Percentiles and Box-and-Whisker Plots Regression and Correlation Focus Problem: Changing Populations and Crime Rate Introduction to Paired Data and Scatter Diagrams Linear Regression The Linear Correlation Coefficient Elementary Probability Theory Focus Problem: How Often Do Lie Detectors Lie? What Is Probability? Some Probability Rules--Compound Events Trees and Counting Techniques The Binomial Probability Distribution and Related Topics Focus Problem: Personality Preference Types: Introvert or Extrovert? Introduction to Random Variables and Probability Distributions Binomial Probabilities Additional Properties of the Binomial Distribution Normal Distributions Focus Problem: Large Auditorium Shows: How Many Will Attend? Graphs of Normal Probability Distributions Standard Units and Areas Under the Standard Normal Distribution Areas Under Any Normal Curve Normal Approximation to the Binomial Distribution Introduction to Sampling Distributions Focus Problem: Impulse Buying Sampling Distributions The Central Limit Theorem Class Project Illustrating the Central Limit Theorem Estimation Focus Problem: Trick or Treat! Estimating ? with Large Samples Estimating ? with Small Samples Estimating p in the Binomial Distribution Choosing the Sample Size Hypothesis Testing Focus Problem: Business Opportunities and Start-Up Costs Introduction to Hypothesis Testing Test Involving the Mean ? (Large Samples) The P Value in Hypothesis Testing Tests Involving the Mean ? (Small Samples) Tests Involving a Proportion Inferences About Differences Focus Problem: The Trouble with Wood Ducks Tests Involving Paired Difference (Dependent Samples) Inferences About the Difference of Two Means (Large, Independent Samples) Inferences About the Difference of Two Means (Small, Independent Samples) Inferences About the Difference of Two Proportions Additional Topics Using Inference Focus Problem: Stone Age Tools and Archaeolog? Hypothesis Tests Using the Chi-Square Distribution Chi Square: Tests of Independence Chi Square: Goodness of Fit Testing a Single Variance or Standard Deviatio? Inferences Relating to Linear Regression Linear Regression: Confidence Intervals for Predictions Testing the Correlation Coefficient and the Slope Appendix Tables Random Numbers Binomial Coefficients Cn,r Binomial Probability Distribution Cn,rprqn-r Areas of a Standard Normal Distribution Student's t Distribution The X2 Distribution Photo Credits Answers and Key Steps to Odd-Numbered Problems Index
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