Description Elementary Statistics: Picturing the World, Fifth Edition, offers our most accessible approach to statistics—with more than 750 graphical displays that illustrate data, students are able to visualize key statistical concepts immediately. Adhering to the philosophy that students learn best by doing, this book relies heavily on examples–25% of the examples and exercises are new for this edition. Larson and Farber continue to demonstrate that statistics is all around us and that it’s easy to understand.
New to This Edition
Exercises and applications include more content on social media, allied health, and topics that are relevant and interesting to students.
Increased emphasis on interpretation: many examples and exercises were updated with an eye toward emphasizing the importance of interpreting results rather than just performing calculations.
StatCrunch™ integration: key examples throughout the text are replicated in StatCrunch, providing students with a practical and engaging way of learning how to use the StatCrunch software to solve problems. New section-level exercises direct students to use StatCrunch to solve them.
50% new Chapter Openers, Uses and Abuses, Putting It All Together features, and Case Studies keep this edition fresh and relevant for today’s students. In addition, 25% of exercises and examples are new.
Table of Contents Part One. Descriptive Statistics 1. Introduction to Statistics 2. Descriptive Statistics Part Two. Probability & Probability Distributions 3. Probability 4. Discrete Probability Distributions 5. Normal Probability Distributions Part Three. Statistical Inference 6. Confidence Intervals 7. Hypothesis Testing with One Sample 8. Hypothesis Testing with Two Samples Part Four. More Statistical Inference 9. Correlation and Regression 10. Chi-Square Tests and the F-Distribution 11. Nonparametric Tests