id: 05703623
dt: b
an: 2013e.00628
au: Watkins, Ann E.; Scheaffer, Richard L.; Cobb, George W.
ti: Statistics. From data to decision. 2nd ed.
so: Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley \& Sons (ISBN 978-0-470-45851-8/hbk). xix, 829~p.
(2011).
py: 2011
pu: Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley \& Sons
la: EN
cc: K10
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ab: Publisher’s description: This book teaches a modern approach that uses
graphing calculators or statistical software and allows students and
instructors to place more emphasis on statistical concepts and data
analysis than on following recipes for calculations. The text is
intended to be used as much as a dialog as a reference; students will
have to be thoughtful as they read. An activity introduces each major
topic, allowing students to experience the major concepts of
statistical thinking before going on to confirm them through further
analysis (often involving simulation) and practice with data. The book
gives the design and analysis of both experiments and surveys an honest
treatment, rather than forcing them into overly simplistic models. The
authors are well known for their work in helping the introductory
statistics course evolve into one that emphasizes activity-based
learning of statistical concepts while reflecting modern statistical
practice. This book is a product of what they have learned from many
others who have been actively involved along with them in the MAA’s
STATS project and Focus Group on Statistics, the ASA’s Quantitative
Literacy projects, and the College Board’s AP Statistics course. This
text is written in the spirit of the recommendations from these
projects.
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