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Statistics Using Technology - 3rd edition

Statistics Using Technology - 3rd edition

This is a statistics textbook to be used in an introductory statistics class. This book uses technology to calculate probabilities. The approach to this textbook is to ask people to interpret statistics and think statistically. Chapter 1: Statistical Basics Section 1.1: What is Statistics? Section 1.2: Sampling Methods Section 1.3: Experimental Design Section 1.4: How Not to Do Statistics Chapter 2: Graphical Descriptions of Data Section 2.1: Qualitative Data Section 2.2: Quantitative Data Section 2.3: Other Graphical Representations of Data Chapter 3: Numerical Descriptions of Data Section 3.1: Measures of Center Section 3.2: Measures of Spread Section 3.3: Ranking Chapter 4: Probability Section 4.1: Empirical Probability Section 4.2: Theoretical Probability Section 4.3: Conditional... Show More


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Carey Smith
Carey Smith (Faculty)
38 weeks ago
I teach with this text and MyOpenMath. Positives: Reads well. Covers all of the material reasonably well. I like the emphasis on using technology (TI-83/4 and R) for the larger calculations, although the "R" statistics language is too advanced for an introducory course. Negatives:Could use a wider variety of examples. Many examples on on the alchohol content of various beer brands. I skip these. Technologies: TI-84 and R. I add Excel, CASIO 9750, and StatCrunch as options. I also use this on-line normal distribution app:
Used in course? Yes
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