Understandable Statistics: Concepts and Methods, Enhanced,
11th Edition

Charles Henry Brase, Corrinne Pellillo Brase

ISBN-13: 9781305873322 | ISBN-10: 1305873327

Copyright 2017

| Published 2016

| 864 pages

List Price USD $199.95


UNDERSTANDABLE STATISTICS: CONCEPTS AND METHODS, Eleventh Edition, is a thorough yet accessible program designed to help you overcome any apprehensions you may have about statistics. The authors provide clear guidance and informal advice while showing you the links between statistics and the world. To reinforce this approach--and make the material interesting as well as easier to understand--the book integrates real-life data from a variety of sources, including journals, periodicals, newspapers, and the Internet. You'll also have opportunities to develop your critical-thinking and statistical literacy skills through special features and exercises throughout the text. Interactive online resources offer you extra study assistance and tutorial support--including step-by-step video solutions--outside of class. The use of graphing calculators, Excel®, MINITAB®, and SPSS® is covered although not required.

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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.

  • "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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • "Critical Thinking" exercises and chapter review problems test students' understanding of statistical methods and their ability to interpret their results.
  • "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 "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.

Table of Contents

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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.

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

Annotated Instructor's Edition for Brase/Brase's Understandable Statistics, 11th

This instructor version of the text includes answers to all exercises, including those not found in the answer key of the student edition, as well as sample tests for each chapter and teaching hints annotated in the margins.

Tech Guides and Data Set Assets on Instructor Companion Website for Brase/Brase's Understandable Statistics, 11th

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.

Understandable Statistics: Concepts and Methods, (AP® Edition), 11th: PowerLecture CD-ROM with ExamView Test Generator

This CD-ROM provides the instructor with dynamic media tools for teaching. Create, deliver, and customize tests (both print and online) in minutes with ExamView® Computerized Testing Featuring Algorithmic Equations. Easily build solution sets for homework or exams using Solution Builder’s online solutions manual. Microsoft® PowerPoint® lecture slides and figures from the book are also included on this CD-ROM.

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