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Workshop Statistics: Discovery with Data and Fathom, 3rd Edition

Workshop Statistics: Discovery with Data and Fathom, 3rd Edition

Allan J. Rossman, Beth L. Chance, Robin H. Lock

ISBN: 978-0-470-41356-2

Jun 2008

674 pages

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The Workshop Statistics series has set a standard for teaching statistics in an innovative, investigative, and accessible manner for introductory college courses, as well as for the high school statistics classroom, including AP® Statistics.  In its third edition, Workshop Statistics: Discovery with Data and Fathom™ continues to emphasize collaborative learning, require student observation, and integrate technology for gathering, recording, and synthesizing data.  The third edition provides even more guidance and resources for students to support their active learning of statistics and includes updated real data sets with everyday applications in order to promote statistical literacy.  This version of the text supports the use of Fathom™  Dynamic Data software and includes step-by-step Fathom instructions.

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Annotated Contents  ix
Preface to the Fathom Version of Workshop Statistics xv
To the Student  xxi
Organization of Workshop Statistics xxiii
List of Activities by Application  xxix
List of Activities Using Student-Generated Data xxxvi

Unit 1  Collecting Data and Drawing Conclusions  1

Topic 1  Data and Variables  3

Topic 2 Data and Distributions  14

Topic 3  Drawing Conclusions from Studies  33

Topic 4  Random Sampling  52

Topic 5  Designing Experiments  73

Unit 2  Summarizing Data 91

Topic 6  Two-Way Tables  93

Topic 7  Displaying and Describing Distributions  118

Topic 8  Measures of Center  140

Topic 9  Measures of Spread  160

Topic 10  More Summary Measures and Graphs  184

Unit 3  Randomness in Data  207

Topic 11  Probability  209

Topic 12 Normal Distributions  233

Topic 13  Sampling Distributions: Proportions  254

Topic 14  Sampling Distributions: Means  276

Topic 15  Central Limit Theorem  297

Unit 4 Inference from Data: Principles  313

Topic 16  Confidence Intervals: Proportions 315

Topic 17  Tests of Significance: Proportions 337

Topic 18 More Inference Considerations  358

Topic 19  Confidence Intervals: Means  375

Topic 20  Tests of Significance: Means 396

Unit 5 Inference from Data: Comparisons  413

Topic 21  Comparing Two Proportions 415

Topic 22  Comparing Two Means  441

Topic 23  Analyzing Paired Data 465

Unit 6 Inferences with Categorical Data  487

Topic 24  Goodness-of-Fit Tests  489

Topic 25  Inference for Two-Way Tables  511

Unit 7  Relationships in Data  535

Topic 26  Graphical Displays of Association  537

Topic 27  Correlation Coefficient  558

Topic 28  Least Squares Regression  580

Topic 29  Inference for Correlations and Regression  607

Topic 30. Probability Rules *online only

Topic 31: Random Variables *online only

Topic 32. Binomial Distribution *online only

Topic 33. Analysis of Variance *online only

Table I Random Digits  627
Table II Standard Normal Probabilities 629
Table III t-Distribution Critical Values  631
Table IV  Chi-Square Distribution Critical Values  632
Appendix A  Student Glossary  633
Appendix B  Sources for Studies and Datasets  639
Appendix C  List of Data Files and Applets  653
Fathom Dynamic Data Software Quick Reference  655
Index 661

  • Many new activities that present students with authentic studies that address specific research questions, helping them to recognize the power of statistics to answer questions of genuine interest in everyday life
  • New and updated data sets from real studies, such as fat content in ice cream brands, textbook prices, etc.
  • Watch Out points added to all topics to help students develop useful statistical habits
  • Self-Check Examples with detailed solutions added to all topics so students can check their work and assess their understanding
  • Wrap-Up sections have been greatly expanded to provide more information about the material covered in the topic
  • Additional coverage has been added on probability, random variables, the binomial distribution, and Analysis of Variance through the Web-based Student Resource Center
  • An attractive new design adds visual appeal and clarifies the features as well as facilitates navigation between features and topics
  • Activities utilize the principles of student engagement and active learning and place stronger emphasis on developing students' conceptual understanding of key statistical ideas
  • Focus is on real, genuine data that students generate themselves to teach the real-world relevance of statistics
  • Nearly half the activities require the use of Fathom Dynamic Data Software and instructions given in the text are designed to work with Fathom version 2.0 (for either Windows or Macintosh)
  • Teaches and requires group work, student writing and communication, and problem identification and solving
  • Models the philosophy and conforms to the research conclusions of two important sets of studies and recommendations: Garfield's "How Students Learn Statistics" and the "GAISE Guidelines"