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Watkins, Ann E.
Scheaffer, Richard L.
Cobb, George W.
Statistics in action. Understanding a world of data.
Key Curriculum Press, Berkeley, CA (ISBN 1559533137). 760 p. (2004).
2004
Key Curriculum Press, Berkeley, CA
EN
K10
U20
The book is designed for an introductory statistics course  either an introductory college course or its high school equivalent, Advanced Placement Statistics  and includes all of the standard topics for that course. Beginning in Chapter 1 with a court case about age discrimination, students will be immersed in real problems that can be solved only with statistical methods. They will learn to: explore, summarize, and display data; design surveys and experiments; use probability to understand random behavior; make inferences about populations by looking at samples from those populations; make inferences about the effect of treatments from designed experiments. Contents: A case study of statistics in action; Exploring distributions; Relationships between two quantitative variables; Sample surveys and experiments; Sampling distributions; Probability models; Probability distributions; Inference for proportions, Inference for means; Chisquare tests; Inference for regression; Statistics in action  case studies.