id: 05195883
dt: b
an: 2007f.00400
au: Bock, David E.; Velleman, Paul F.; De Veaux, Richard D.
ti: Stats. Modeling the world. 2nd ed.
so: London: Pearson/Addison-Wesley (ISBN 0-13-187621-X/hbk). xxv, 680~p.
(2007).
py: 2007
pu: London: Pearson/Addison-Wesley
la: EN
cc: K15 K14 M15 M14
ut: statistics; stochastics; textbooks; mathematical applications;
application-oriented teaching
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ab: Summary: By leading with practical data analysis and graphics, this
textbook wants to get students “doing statistics" and “thinking
statistically" from the start. Students are led to understand what can
be found in data, why it is interesting, and how it can be reported it
to others as a sound foundation for the challenges of inference. The
authors put emphasis on modeling and applications, a more than five
page index leads to applications of statistics in many subjects, such
as agriculture, economics, science; environment; entertainment, games,
and many more. The 29 chapters of the book are arranged under the
following headers: Exploring and understanding data, Exploring
relationships between variables, Gathering data, Randomness and
probability, From the data at hand to the world at large, Learning
about the world, Inference when variables are related. Every chapter of
this Second Edition features new exercises graded by level of
difficulty, Just Checking questions that check students’
understanding of key concepts, and What Have We Learned? sections that
summarize the main topics covered in each chapter.
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