Help students overcome their apprehension about statistics Brase and Brase's UNDERSTANDING BASIC STATISTICS, Sixth Edition. A condensed and more streamlined version of the same authors' bestselling UNDERSTANDABLE STATISTICS, Tenth Edition, this book offers instructors an effective way to teach the essentials of statistics, including early coverage of regression, within a more limited time frame. Thorough yet abbreviated, the text helps students realize the real-world significance of statistics, and offers an accessible exposition and a new, complete technology package. The Sixth Edition addresses the growing importance of developing students' critical thinking and statistical literacy skills with the introduction of new features and exercises throughout the text. The use of the graphing calculator, Microsoft Excel, MINITAB, and SPSS is covered but not required.