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Understandable Statistics: Concepts and Methods, Enhanced 11th Edition
Charles Henry Brase | Corrinne Pellillo Brase
ISBN-13: 9781305873322 | ISBN-10: 1305873327
© 2017 | Published |  864  Pages
Previous Editions: 9781285460918

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UNDERSTANDABLE STATISTICS: CONCEPTS AND METHODS, Eleventh Edition, is a thorough yet accessible program designed to help students overcome their apprehensions about statistics. The authors provide clear guidance and informal advice while showing students the links between statistics and the world. To reinforce this approach, the book integrates real-life data from a variety of sources, including journals, periodicals, newspapers, and the Internet. The eleventh edition continues to address the importance of developing students' critical-thinking and statistical literacy skills through special features and exercises throughout the text. The use of graphing calculators, Excel®, MINITAB®, and SPSS® is covered although not required. Extensive technology resources include an algorithmic Test Bank and lecture slides, along with interactive online resources and a market-leading DVD series designed to provide reinforcement for students and support for instructors.



  • 1. Getting Started.
    2. Organizing Data.
    3. Averages and Variation.
    4. Elementary Probability Theory.
    5. The Binomial Probability Distribution and Related Topics.
    6. Normal Curves and Sampling Distributions.
    7. Estimation.
    8. Hypothesis Testing.
    9. Correlation and Regression.
    10. Chi-Square and F Distributions.
    11. Nonparametric Statistics.

    • "Statistical Literacy Problems" in every section and problem set test understanding of terminology, statistical methods, and the appropriate conditions for use of the different processes. "Writing Projects" test both statistical literacy and critical thinking by asking students to express their understanding in words.
    • The "Foreshadowing" feature alerts students to additional related material to be presented in subsequent "Expand Your Knowledge" problems. Uniform probability distribution and the exponential probability distribution are introduced in the "Expand Your Knowledge" section of Chapter 6, "Normal Distributions." Polynomial regression (curvilinear regression) is discussed in the "Expand Your Knowledge" section of Chapter 9, "Correlation and Regression."
    • The "Looking Ahead" feature gives students a taste of forthcoming topics--showing them how the concepts and skills they're reading about will be useful in helping them grasp material covered later.
    • The "Critical Thinking" feature provides additional clarification on specific concepts, such as what tests are appropriate for what situations, what assumptions need to be made, what biases may affect the results, and when conclusions are justified.
    • The "Interpretation" feature prompts students to interpret their results in the context of a particular application.
    • "Critical Thinking" exercises and chapter review problems test students' understanding of statistical methods and their ability to interpret their results.
    • The technology update for this edition represents a comprehensive digital version of the course.
    • New copies of the text are packaged with JMP® statistical software.
    • "What Does . . . Tell Us?" and "Important Features of a . . ." provide brief just-in-time summaries of key concepts.
    • New examples and exercises were written for the new edition.
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    This guide aids instructors by providing complete solutions, sample chapter tests and answers in forms A, B and C, a resource of frequently used formulas, and general teaching hints.
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    Separate guides exist with information and examples for each of four technology tools. Guides are available for the Texas Instrument graphing calculators, MINITAB® software, Microsoft® Excel®, and SPSS® Statistics software.
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  • Charles Brase has more than 30 years of full-time teaching experience in mathematics and statistics. He taught at the University of Hawaii, Manoa Campus, for several years and at Regis University in Denver, Colorado, for more than 28 years. Charles received the Excellence in Teaching award from the University of Hawaii and the Faculty Member of the Year award from Regis University on two occasions. He earned degrees from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and has a Ph.D. in Mathematics, an M.A. in Mathematics, and a B.A. in Physics.

    Corrinne Pellillo Brase has taught at Hawaii Pacific College, Honolulu Community College, and Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, Colorado. She was also involved in the mathematics component of an equal opportunity program at the University of Colorado. Corrinne received the Faculty of the Year award from Arapahoe Community College. She earned degrees from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and has an M.A. and B.A. in Mathematics.