Essentials of Statistics, Global Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Mario F. Triola  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
5
Language
English
Total pages
704
Pub.-date
September 2014
ISBN13
9781292058764
ISBN
1292058765
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Description

From SAT scores to job search methods, statistics influences and shapes the world around us. Marty Triola’s text continues to be the bestseller because it helps students understand the relationship between statistics and the world, bringing life to the theory and methods.

 

Essentials of Statistics (a briefer version of Elementary Statistics–see below for the full series) raises the bar with every edition by incorporating an unprecedented amount of real and interesting data that will help instructors connect with students today, and help them connect statistics to their daily lives. The Fifth Edition contains more than 1,585 exercises, 89% of which use real data and 86% of which are new. Hundreds of examples are included, 92% of which use real data and 85% of which are new. 

 

This program provides a better teaching and learning experience–for you and your students. Here’s how:

  • Personalized learning with MyStatLab: the accompanying MyStatLab online course provides users with countless opportunities to practice, plus statistics specific resources and tools that enhance their experience and comprehension.
  • Real data is prevalent throughout the text, showing that statistics is a study grounded in real life.
  • Thoughtful features–such as the flexible organization, Flowcharts for complex procedures, and From Data to Decision capstone problems–make this text a useful learning companion for the course. See the “Features” section for more details.
  • Essential technology resources are included to help students focus on the concepts, not just learning keystrokes.

Essentials of Statistics is part of a series that also includes Elementary Statistics Twelfth Edition, Elementary Statistics Using the TI-83/84 Plus Graphing Calculator Fourth Edition, and Elementary Statistics Using Excel Fifth Edition. Data sets and other resources for this series are available at our website.

 

Please note that the product you are purchasing does not include MyStatLab.

 

MyStatLab

 

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This title can be supported by MyStatLab, an online homework and tutorial system designed to test and build your understanding. Would you like to use the power of MyStatLab to accelerate your learning?  You need both an access card and a course ID to access MyStatLab.

 

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Features

  • Personalized learning with MyStatLab:
    • The accompanying MyStatLab online course provides users with countless opportunities to practice, plus resources and tools specific to statistics that enhance their experience and comprehension.
    • StatCrunch® instructions and displays (Pearson’s powerful online statistical software) are now integrated into the text as well as the MyStatLab course.
    • A variety of relevant and modern videos are available through MyStatLab.
      • Technology Tutorial videos walk students through using key technologies packages that are covered in the book. 
      • Section lecture videos, broken down by example, cover important definitions, procedures, and concepts. Many topics are covered by the author himself. This is an excellent resource for students who have missed class or simply wish to review a topic and for students enrolled in distance learning, individual study, or self-paced learning programs.
      • NEW! Chapter Review Exercise videos cover all the Chapter Review exercises in the text.
      • NEW! StatTalk Videos explain the concepts of statistics in a friendly, easy-to-understand way, and can be enjoyed by students of all levels.
    • Animated flow charts from the book break down complicated problems. New question types for these flow charts make it easy for instructors to assign these as homework, ensuring that students are making the most of this tool to build understanding.
  • Real data are infused throughout the entire text. MartyTriola is passionate about the use of real data, using the most up-to-date information and including real data wherever possible to help students recognize the value of statistics in their everyday lives.
    • Of the 196 examples in the text, 89% use real data and 86% are new to this edition.
    • Of the 1,585 exercises, 91% of the exercises draw from real data and 85% are new.
    • Data sets help students gain statistical literacy and teach them to apply the same methodology and thought processes used by professional statisticians. Data sets are included in the textbook (Appendix B) and in multiple electronic formats in MyStatLab®, on the included CD-ROM, and at our website.
    • An increased emphasis on interpreting results, rather than simply obtaining answers, helps students develop statistical literacy and, where appropriate, arrive at practical conclusions. Worked examples in the text model this approach.
  • Thoughtful features–such as the flexible organization, Flowcharts for complex procedures, and  From Data to Decision capstone problems–make this text a useful learning companion for the course.
    • The flexible organization allows instructors to cover the basics of correlation and regression early in the course if they wish, and scale coverage of probability as needed to address their unique course needs.
    • Chapter-opening problems use real data to engage students and are revisited within the chapter, while chapter overviews clearly state each chapter's objectives.
    • Flowcharts throughout the text simplify and clarify complex concepts and procedures.
    • Top 20 Topics highlight the most important topics in the text.  Students using MyStatLab have access to additional resources for learning these topics with definitions, animations, and video lessons.
    • Chapter Reviews summarize the key concepts and topics.
    • Review Exercises give students varied practice on chapter concepts and procedures.
    • Cumulative Review Exercises help students synthesize the material from previous chapters.
    • From Data to Decision capstone problems require students to interpret and analyze data to make an informed decision.
    • Quick Quizzes at the end of the chapter gives students a quick review of the important concepts in the chapter.
    • Technology Collaborative projects provide further opportunities for hands-on practice and group work.
  • Essential technology support and resources are included throughout the text to help students focus on the concepts, not learning keystrokes.
    • Using Technology subsections include instructions for STATDISK®, Minitab®, Excel®, or a TI-83/84 Plus® calculator within the text. Book-specific technology manuals are also available as valuepack options and include tutorial instructions, worked-out examples, and more.
    • StatCrunch integration includes instructions, examples, and projects for this powerful online statistics software (available on the included CD-ROM).
    • The included CD-ROM contains access to Triola’s own statistical software, STATDISK® (Version 12), as well as data sets from Appendix B; StatCrunch Projects; sections on Bayes’ Theorem and Probabilities Through Simulations; an index of applications; a symbols table; and programs for the TI-83/84 Plus graphing calculator.
    • The Student Workbook offers additional examples, concept exercises, and vocabulary exercises for each chapter. Full solutions are available for instructors.
    • STATDISK is an extensive statistical software package designed specifically for this text, with dramatic improvements for this edition. STATDISK is available with every new copy of the book, and is also available from www.statdisk.org.

 


New to this Edition

  • Personalized learning with MyStatLab:
    • The accompanying MyStatLab online course provides users with countless opportunities to practice, plus resources and tools specific to statistics that enhance their experience and comprehension.
    • StatCrunch® instructions and displays (Pearson’s powerful online statistical software) are now integrated into the text as well as the MyStatLab course.
    • A variety of relevant and modern videos are available through MyStatLab.
      • Technology Tutorial videos walk students through using key technologies packages that are covered in the book. 
      • Section lecture videos, broken down by example, cover important definitions, procedures, and concepts. Many topics are covered by the author himself. This is an excellent resource for students who have missed class or simply wish to review a topic and for students enrolled in distance learning, individual study, or self-paced learning programs.
      • NEW! Chapter Review Exercise videos cover all the Chapter Review exercises in the text.
      • NEW! StatTalk Videos explain the concepts of statistics in a friendly, easy-to-understand way, and can be enjoyed by students of all levels.
    • Animated flow charts from the book break down complicated problems. New question types for these flow charts make it easy for instructors to assign these as homework, ensuring that students are making the most of this tool to build understanding.
  • Updated real data: hundreds of hours were devoted to finding data sets that are real, meaningful, and interesting to students. Real data forms the basis for:
    • All Chapter Problems
    • 92% of examples (85% new for this edition)
    • 89% of exercises (86% new for this edition)
  • Content updates reflect the latest and best methods used by professional statisticians
    • New section 2-4, “Graphs that Enlighten and Graphs that Deceive,” makes students aware of the good and the bad in communicating with statistics.
    • Section 4-6, “Probabilities through Simulations,” has been moved to the CD-ROM that comes with the text, as courses around the country scale back their emphasis on probability.

 



 

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Statistics

1-1 Review and Preview

1-2-Statistical Thinking and Critical Thinking

1-3 Types of Data

1-4 Collecting Sample Data

 

2. Summarizing and Graphing Data

2-1 Review and Preview

2-2 Frequency Distributions

2-3 Histograms

2-4 Graphs that Enlighten and Graphs that Deceive

 

3. Statistics for Describing, Exploring, and Comparing Data

3-1 Review and Preview

3-2 Measures of Center

3-3 Measures of Variation

3-4 Measures of Relative Standing & Boxplots

 

4. Probability

4-1 Review and Preview

4-2 Basic Concepts of Probability

4-3 Addition Rule

4-4 Multiplication Rule: Basics

4-5 Multiplication Rule: Complements and Conditional Probability

4-6 Counting

4-7 Probabilities Through Simulations (on CD-ROM)

4-8 Bayes’ Theorem (on CD-ROM)

 

5. Discrete Probability Distributions

5-1 Review and Preview

5-2 Probability Distributions

5-3 Binomial Probability Distributions

5-4 Parameters for Binomial Distributions

 

6. Normal Probability Distributions

6-1 Review and Preview

6-2 The Standard Normal Distribution

6-3 Applications of Normal Distributions

6-4 Sampling Distributions and Estimators

6-5 Central Limit Theorem

6-6 Assessing Normality

6-7 Normal as Approximation to Binomial

 

7. Estimates and Sample Size

7-1 Review and Preview

7-2 Estimating a Population Proportion

7-3 Estimating Population Mean

7-4 Estimating Population Standard Deviation or Variance

 

8. Hypothesis Testing

8-1 Review and Preview

8-2 Basics of Hypothesis Testing

8-3 Testing a Claim About a Proportion

8-4 Testing a Claim About a Mean

8-5 Testing a Claim About a Standard Deviation or Variance

 

9. Inferences from Two Samples

9-1 Review and Preview

9-2 Two Proportions

9-3 Two Means: Independent Samples

9-4 Two Dependent Samples (Matched Pairs)

 

10. Correlation and Regression

10-1 Review and Preview

10-2 Correlation

10-3 Regression

10-4 Rank Correlation

 

11. Chi-Square and Analysis of Variance

11-1 Review and Preview

11-2 Goodness-of-Fit

11-3 Contingency Tables

11-4 Analysis of Variance