For algebra-based Introductory Statistics courses.
This text takes a hands-on approach to the introduction of basic statistical methods and concepts, using a highly interactive method that promotes active learning and true assimilation of key concepts. Students are taught to ask "why," thinking like a statistician to find the logical solution. With its strong emphasis on data analysis, the book seeks to make students better consumers of statistics and to give them the skills to understand and interpret statistical results using real data from newspapers and research journals.
Note: Each chapter ends with a Chapter Summary, Key Terms, and Exercises. Chapter 1: How to Make a Decision with Statistics Chapter 2: Producing Data Chapter 3: Observation Studies and Experiments Chapter 4 Summarizing Data Graphically Chapter 5 Summarizing Data Numerically Chapter 6 Using Models to Make Decisions Chapter 7: How to Measure Uncertainty with Probability Chapter 8: Sampling Distributions: Measuring the Accuracy of Sample Results Chapter 9: Making Decisions about a Population Proportion with Confidence Chapter 10: Making Decisions about a Population Mean with Confidence Chapter 11: Comparing Two Treatments Chapter 12: Comparing Many Treatments Chapter 13: Relationships Between Quantitative Variables Chapter 14: Analysis of Count Data Chapter 15: What if the Assumptions Don't Hold?