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Statistics Using Technology

Statistics Using Technology

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... Show More
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Carey Smith
Carey Smith (Faculty)
24 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: http://davidmlane.com/hyperstat/z_table.html
Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: 7 months