Statistics, 2nd Edition teaches statistics with a modern, data-analytic approach that uses graphing calculators and statistical software. It allows more emphasis to be put on statistical concepts and data analysis rather than following recipes for calculations. This gives readers a more realistic understanding of both the theoretical and practical applications of statistics, giving them the ability to master the subject.
- Statistical Reasoning: Investigating a Claim of Discrimination
- Exploring Distributions of Data
- Relationship between Two Quantitative Variables
- Sample Surveys and Experiments
- Probability Models
- Probability Distributions
- Sampling Distributions
- Inference for a Proportion
- Comparing Two Populations: Inference for the
- Inference for Means
- Comparing Two Populations: Inference for the Difference of Two Means
- Chi-Square Tests
- Inference for Regression
- One- Way Analysis of Variance
- Multiple Regression
- Martin vs. Westvaco Revisited: Testing for Possible Discrimination in the Workplace
- The name of the book has been changed to highlight two emphases of the college-level course. An informed citizen understands where data come from and has a feel for data and how to assess it. Also, familiarity with statistics as a discipline and mindset leads to critical thinking and sound decision making.
Reorganization of the Contents
- The author team revamped the table of contents.
- Chapter 3 (Relationships Between Two Quantitative Variables) was streamlined to focus on the descriptive statistics for correlation and regression covered in the college course.
- Chapter 6 was heavily rewritten and reorganized, highlighting the big ideas of probability distributions—especially the binomial setting and binomial distribution.
- Finally, Chapter 16 (Martin vs. Westvaco Revisited) takes another look at the opening case study from Chapter 1.
- In addition to reorganizing topic coverage, the authors also added new examples throughout the book, selecting them from a wider array of scenarios, in line with the interests of students and the many majors that require the course.