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Elementary Statistics : Looking at the Big Picture (Hardcover)

Author: Pfenning, Nancy

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Using a successfully class-tested approach that gives coherence to a broad range of introductory topics, this innovative text provides students with a big picture view of statistics as well as problem-solving strategies that can be applied to the majority of questions that introductory-statistics students will encounter. Author Nancy Pfenning organizes content around four basic processes of statistics: producing data, displaying and summarizing data, understanding probability, and using probability to perform statistical inference. Within this framework, the book progresses systematically through five basic situations involving values of variables (quantitative, categorical, or a blend). As a result, students learn to identify which situation applies to a specific statistical problem and how to choose the correct display, summary, or inference tool. As students gain proficiency in specific statistical techniques, the author also points out connections among topics and techniques to help them gain a perspective on statistics as a whole. More than 1,000 real-life examples and categorized exercises support the approach, engaging students in practicing and developing a variety of skills.

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Publisher Duxbury Pr
Mfg Part# 9780495016526
SKU 210523617
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0495016527
Release Date 1/1/2010
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0735
Publisher Thomson Brooks/Cole
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