Description For courses in Introductory Statistics (algebra-based).
Describing the world through statistics
Elementary Statistics: Picturing the World makes statistics approachable with stepped-out instruction, extensive real-life examples and exercises, and a design that fits content to each page to make the material more digestible. The text’s combination of theory, pedagogy, and design helps students understand concepts and use statistics to describe and think about the world. The 7th Edition incorporates a thorough update of key features, examples, and exercises.
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Features and pedagogy that support guided student learning
New and Revised - Exercises: Over 40% of the more than 2,300 exercises are new or revised.
New - Tech Tips: Technology tips now appear in most sections. These tips show how to use Minitab, Excel, the TI-84 Plus, and StatCrunch to solve a problem.
A variety of review and assessment features conclude each chapter, including a Chapter Summary, Review Exercises, Quiz, and Test. Students also have access to four Cumulative Reviews throughout the text.
Page Layout: Statistics instruction is more accessible when it is carefully formatted on each page with a consistent, open layout. This text is the first college-level statistics book to be written so that, when possible, its features are not split from one page to the next, resulting in a cleaner and clearer presentation.
Real-life examples, exercises, and projects that help students picture the world using statistics
New and Revised - About 60% of the chapter features and examples are new or revised to maintain currency and student engagement. These include:
Chapter Case Studies – Each chapter has a Case Study featuring actual data from a real-world context and questions that illustrate the important concepts of the chapter.
Real Statistics - Real Decisions: Putting It All Together — This feature encourages students to think critically and make informed decisions about real-world data. Exercises guide students from interpretation to drawing of conclusions.
Chapter Technology Projects — Each chapter has a Technology project using Minitab, Excel, and the TI-84 Plus that gives students insight into how technology is used to handle large data sets or real-life questions.
The variety of real-life applications are representative of the majors of students taking introductory statistics courses. Applications are both authentic and accessible, so that statistics comes alive and appears relevant to students. View the text’s Index of Applications for a complete list.
Table of contents I. DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS
1. Introduction to Statistics
2. Descriptive Statistics
II. PROBABILITY AND PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTIONS
4. Discrete Probability Distributions
5. Normal Probability Distributions
III. STATISTICAL INFERENCE
6. Confidence Intervals
7. Hypothesis Testing with One Sample
IV. MORE STATISTICAL INFERENCE
9. Correlation and Regression
10. Chi-Square Tests and the F -Distribution
11. Nonparametric Tests (Web Only)*
Appendix A: Alternative Presentation of the Standard Normal Distribution
Appendix B: Tables
Ron Larson, Penn State University at Erie Betsy Farber, Bucks County Community College