Navidi/Monk, Essential Statistics was developed around three central themes - Clarity, Quality, and Accuracy. These central themes were born out of extensive market research and feedback from statistics instructors across the country. The authors paid close attention to how material is presented to students, ensuring that the content in the text is very clear, concise, and digestible. High quality exercises, examples and integration of technology are important aspects of an Introductory Statistics text. The authors have provided robust exercise sets that range in difficulty. They have also focused keen attention to ensure that examples provide clear instruction to students. Technology is integrated throughout the text, providing students examples of how to use the TI-83 Plus and TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculators, Microsoft Excel and Minitab. The accuracy of Elementary Statistics was a foundational principle always on the minds of the authors. While this certainly pertains to all aspects of the text, the authors also exhausted energy in ensuring the supplements have been developed to fit cohesively with the text.
William Navidi received a B.A. in mathematics from New College, an M.A in mathematics from Michigan State University, and a Ph.D. in statistics from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Navidi is a professor of applied mathematics and statistics at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. He began his teaching career at the County College of Morris in Dover, New Jersey. He has taught mathematics and statistics at all levels, from developmental through the graduate level. Dr. Navidi has written two engineering statistics textbooks for McGraw-Hill and has authored more than 50 research papers, both in statistical theory and in a wide variety of applications, including computer networks, epidemiology, molecular biology, chemical engineering, and geophysics. Barry Monk received a B.S. in mathematical statistics, an M.A. in mathematics specializing in optimization and statistics, and a Ph.D. in applied mathematics, all from the University of Alabama. Dr. Monk is a professor of mathematics at Middle Georgia State University in Macon, Georgia, where he has been employed since 2001. Dr. Monk was asked to serve as program coordinator of mathematics after only two years at Macon State College; he led the development of the bachelor's degree in mathematics program and the organization of the Southeastern Scholarship Conference on E-Learning for more than 10 years. He has been teaching introductory statistics since 1992 in the classroom and online.
Essential Statistics, 1e Chapter 1: Basic IdeasChapter 2: Graphical Summaries of DataChapter 3: Numerical Summaries of DataChapter 4: ProbabilityChapter 5: Discrete Probability DistributionsChapter 6: The Normal DistributionChapter 7: Confidence IntervalsChapter 8: Hypothesis TestingChapter 9: Inferences on Two SamplesChapter 10: Tests with Qualitative DataChapter 11: Correlation and RegressionAppendix A TablesAppendix B TI-84 PLUS Stat Wizards