Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis (AP® Edition),
4th Edition

Roxy Peck, Chris Olsen, Jay L. Devore

ISBN-13: 9780840068415 | ISBN-10: 0840068417

Copyright 2012

| Published 2010

| 1008 pages

List Price USD $159.95


Roxy Peck, Chris Olsen, and Jay Devore's new edition uses real data and attention-grabbing examples to introduce students to the study of statistics and data analysis. Traditional in structure yet modern in approach, this text guides students through an intuition-based learning process that stresses interpretation and communication of statistical information. Simple notation--including the frequent substitution of words for symbols--helps students grasp concepts and cement their comprehension. Hands-on activities and interactive applets allow students to practice statistics firsthand. INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS AND DATA ANALYSIS, 4th Edition, includes updated coverage of the graphing calculator as well as expanded coverage of probability.

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Roxy Peck is Associate Dean Emerita of the College of Science and Mathematics, and Professor of Statistics Emerita at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. A faculty member at Cal Poly from 1979 until 2009, Roxy served for six years as Chair of the Statistics Department before becoming Associate Dean, a position she held for 13 years. She received an M.S. in Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Applied Statistics from the University of California, Riverside. Roxy is nationally known in the area of statistics education, and she was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award in Statistics Education at the U.S. Conference on Teaching Statistics in 2009. In 2003, she received the American Statistical Association’s Founder’s Award, recognizing her contributions to K–12 and undergraduate statistics education. She is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and an elected member of the International Statistics Institute. Roxy served for five years as the Chief Reader for the Advanced Placement (AP) Statistics Exam and has chaired the American Statistical Association’s Joint Committee with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics on Curriculum in Statistics and Probability for Grades K–12 and the Section on Statistics Education. In addition to her texts in introductory statistics, Roxy is also co-editor of “Statistical Case Studies: A Collaboration Between Academe and Industry” and a member of the editorial board for “Statistics: A Guide to the Unknown, 4th Edition.” Outside the classroom, Roxy likes to travel and spends her spare time reading mystery novels. She also collects Navajo rugs and heads to Arizona and New Mexico whenever she can find the time.

Chris Olsen taught statistics at George Washington High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for over 25 years and currently teaches at Grinnell College. Chris is a past member (twice) of the AP Statistics Test Development Committee and has been a table leader at the AP Statistics reading for 14 years. He is a long-time consultant to the College Board and has led workshops and institutes for AP Statistics teachers in the United States and internationally. Chris was the Iowa recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching in 1986, a regional awardee of the IBM Computer Teacher of the Year in 1988, and received the Siemens Award for Advanced Placement in Mathematics in 1999. Chris is a frequent contributor to and is moderator of the AP Teacher Community online. He is currently a member of the editorial board of “Teaching Statistics.” Chris graduated from Iowa State University with a major in mathematics and philosophy, and while acquiring graduate degrees at the University of Iowa, he concentrated on statistics, computer programming, and psychometrics. In his spare time he enjoys reading and hiking. He and his wife have a daughter, Anna, a Caltech graduate in Civil Engineering.

Jay Devore is Professor Emeritus of Statistics at California Polytechnic State University. He earned his undergraduate degree in Engineering Science from the University of California at Berkeley, spent a year at the University of Sheffield in England, and finished his Ph.D. in statistics at Stanford University. Jay previously taught at the University of Florida and at Oberlin College and has had visiting appointments at Stanford, Harvard, the University of Washington, New York University, and Columbia University. From 1998 to 2006, he served as Chair of the Cal Poly Statistics Department. In addition to this book, Jay has written several other widely used statistics texts for engineers and scientists and a book in applied mathematical statistics. He recently coauthored a text in probability and stochastic processes. He is the recipient of a distinguished teaching award from Cal Poly, is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, and has served several terms as an Associate Editor of the “Journal of the American Statistical Association.” In his spare time, he enjoys reading, cooking and eating good food, tennis, and travel to faraway places. He is especially proud of his wife, Carol, a retired elementary school teacher, his daughter Allison, who has held several high-level positions in nonprofit organizations in Boston and New York City, and his daughter Teresa, a high school teacher in Brooklyn.

  • More than 50 new examples and more than 270 new exercises, which use data from current newspapers and journals, help students understand statistical concepts in a realistic context. In addition, more of the exercises specifically ask students to write (for example, by requiring them to explain their reasoning, interpret results, and comment on important features of an analysis).
  • A greater number of end-of-chapter activities have been added to the book, ideal for use as a chapter capstone or integrated at appropriate places as the chapter material is covered in class.
  • Exercises have been added to the "Interpreting and Communicating the Results of Statistical Analyses" sections, giving students the chance to practice these important skills. All of these sections now have assignable end-of-section questions associated with them.
  • The "Graphing Calculator Explorations" have been significantly revised and updated.
  • Examples and exercises using data sets that can be accessed online from the text website (Statistics CourseMate) are designated by an icon, as are examples that are further illustrated in technology manuals for MINITAB®, SPSS®, etc.--which are also available at the website.
  • New Cumulative Review Exercises appear after selected chapter sets, allowing you to test students' comprehension of topics spanning multiple chapters.
  • Approximately 90 exercises have video solutions, presented by Brian Kotz of Montgomery College, which can be viewed online or downloaded for viewing later. An icon designates these exercises in the text.
  • "Interpreting and Communicating the Results of Statistical Analysis" sections, which emphasize the importance of being able to interpret statistical output and communicate its meaning to non-statisticians, now have assignable end-of-section questions associated with them.
  • A digital image bank and Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides in the Instructor's Resource Binder make lecture and class preparation quick and easy.
  • Most chapters contain "Graphing Calculator Explorations." Found at the end of the chapter, these explorations promote statistical thinking and allow students to actively experience technology.
  • Real data gives students authentic scenarios that help them understand statistical concepts in relevant, interesting contexts.
  • The book features broad coverage of sampling, survey design and experimental design coverage of transformations and nonlinear regression, and an emphasis on graphical display as a necessary component of data analysis.
  • Optional material on logistic regression in Chapter 5, "Summarizing Bivariate Data," assures complete coverage of this important topic.
  • The text is enhanced by a variety of online teaching and learning resources. These include the book's website, Statistics CourseMate; Aplia, an online interactive learning solution that improves comprehension of key statistical concepts; and Cengage Learning's Enhanced WebAssign®, which allows you to assign problems from the text online and ensure that students receive multimedia tutorial support as they complete their assignments.
  • The book highlights the role of the computer in contemporary statistics through numerous printouts and exercises that can be solved by computer.
  • Several Java™ applets, used in conjunction with activities that appear at the end of the chapter, provide visual insight into statistical concepts.
  • A chapter on Nonparametric Methods is available online, providing you with the option of covering this topic if you wish.

Table of Contents

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1. The Role of Statistics and the Data Analysis Process
2. Collecting Data Sensibly
3. Graphical Methods for Describing Data
4. Numerical Methods for Describing Data
5. Summarizing Bivariate Data
6. Probability
7. Random Variables and Probability Distributions
8. Sampling Variability and Sampling Distributions
9. Estimation Using a Single Sample
10. Hypothesis Testing Using a Single Sample
11. Comparing Two Populations or Treatments
12. The Analysis of Categorical Data and Goodness-of-Fit Tests
13. Simple Linear Regression and Correlation: Inferential Methods
14. Multiple Regression Analysis
15. Analysis of Variance
16. Nonparametric Statistical Methods (online)

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Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis (AP® Edition)

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