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Understanding Basic Statistics,
7th Edition

Charles Henry Brase, Corrinne Pellillo Brase

ISBN-13: 9781305254060 | ISBN-10: 1305254066

Copyright 2016

| Published 2015

| 672 pages

List Price USD $199.95

Overview

A condensed and more streamlined version of Brase and Brase's bestselling UNDERSTANDABLE STATISTICS, Eleventh Edition, this book offers an effective way to learn the essentials of statistics, including early coverage of regression, within a more limited time frame. Designed to help learners overcome their apprehension about statistics, UNDERSTANDING BASIC STATISTICS provides plenty of guidance and informal advice as it demonstrates the links between statistics and the real world. Thorough yet abbreviated, the book offers a reader-friendly style and a complete technology package to supplement learning. It covers the use of the graphing calculator, Microsoft® Excel®, MINITAB®, and SPSS®, and is packaged with JMP® statistical software.

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Meet the Authors

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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.

  • New copies of the text are packaged with JMP® statistical software.
  • New examples and exercises help to keep the material fresh, timely, and relevant.
  • The book's exposition has been tightened and simplified wherever possible.
  • "What Does . . . Tell Us?" and "Important Features of a . . ." provide brief, just-in-time summaries of key concepts.
  • Special margin notes draw attention to more information about a related topic that appears in the "Expand Your Knowledge" exercises at the end of the section, allowing you to cover additional material as desired and enabling students to learn more about topics they find especially interesting or difficult to grasp.
  • "Expand Your Knowledge" problems present the geometric mean and the harmonic mean, moving averages, correlation of averages, odds for and odds against, uniform probability distribution, plus four methods for confidence intervals, probability of two confidence intervals, and serial correlation.
  • Critical Thinking boxes at the end of most sections help students hone their critical thinking skills by providing additional clarification on specific statistical concepts as a safeguard against incorrect evaluation of information.
  • Up-to-date technology-related examples include instruction appropriate for the latest versions of MINITAB®, SPSS®, and Excel®. Denoted by icons in the text, "Tech Notes" provide best practices and accompanying screenshots to assist students who are using these programs. "Using Technology" sections at the end of each chapter present problems with real-world data from a variety of disciplines.
  • Interpretation boxes in several chapters help students refine their critical thinking and analysis skills by providing them with practice in explaining their statistical results in the context of a particular application.
  • The book is available with Aplia, an interactive online homework and learning solution that improves comprehension and outcomes by increasing student effort and engagement. Aplia provides automatically graded assignments with detailed, immediate explanations on every question, and innovative teaching materials. Exercises are taken directly from text. Aplia homework engages students in critical thinking, requiring them to synthesize and apply knowledge, not simply recall it. It contains a robust course management system with analytics, enabling professors to easily track student performance.
  • Guided exercises immediately follow selected examples and provide an opportunity for students to explore new concepts. Step-by-step solutions accompanying each exercise allow for immediate self-evaluation and reinforcement.

Table of Contents

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1. GETTING STARTED.
What Is Statistics? Random Samples. Introduction to Experimental Design.
2. ORGANIZING DATA.
Frequency Distributions, Histograms, and Related Topics. Bar Graphs, Circle Graphs, and Time-Series Graphs. Stem-and-Leaf Displays.
3. AVERAGES AND VARIATION.
Measures of Central Tendency: Mode, Median, and Mean. Measures of Variation. Percentiles and Box-and-Whisker Plots.
4. CORRELATION AND REGRESSION.
Scatter Diagrams and Linear Correlation. Linear Regression and the Coefficient of Determination.
5. ELEMENTARY PROBABILITY THEORY.
What Is Probability? Some Probability Rules-Compound Events. Trees and Counting Techniques.
6. THE BINOMIAL DISTRIBUTION AND RELATED TOPICS.
Introduction to Random Variables and Probability Distributions. Binomial Probabilities. Additional Properties of the Binomial Distribution.
7. NORMAL CURVES AND SAMPLING DISTRIBUTIONS.
Graphs of Normal Probability Distributions. Standard Units and Areas under the Standard Normal Distribution. Areas under Any Normal Curve. Sampling Distributions. The Central Limit Theorem. Normal Approximation to Binomial Distribution and to p ̂ Distribution.
8. ESTIMATION.
Estimating µ When σ Is Known. Estimating µ When σ Is Unknown. Estimating p in the Binomial Distribution.
9. HYPOTHESIS TESTING.
Introduction to Statistical Tests. Testing the Mean µ. Testing a Proportion p.
10. INFERENCES ABOUT DIFFERENCES.
Tests Involving Paired Differences (Dependent Samples). Inferences about the Difference of Two Means µ1 − µ2. Inferences about the Difference of Two Proportions p1 − p2.
11. ADDITIONAL TOPICS USING INFERENCE.
Part I: Inferences Using the Chi-Square Distribution.
Overview of the Chi-Square Distribution. Chi-Square: Tests of Independence and of Homogeneity. Chi-Square: Goodness of Fit. Testing a Single Variance or Standard Deviation.
Part II: Inferences Relating to Linear Regression.
Inferences for Correlation and Regression.

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This manual contains solutions to all exercises from the text, including Chapter Review Exercises and Chapter Tests. It can be found on the Instructors Companion Website.

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