ISBN: 9780321322159 | 0321322150

Edition: 1stFormat: Hardcover

Publisher: Pearson

Pub. Date: 12/27/2011

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Data are at the heart of the everyday life, collected by everything from corporations to social networking sites to mobile phones. Introductory Statistics: Exploring the World through Dataprepares students for a data-driven world, helping them develop quantitative literacy, interpret data, and communicate clearly. Written at a level that is accessible to students of all math backgrounds, this text focuses on developing a conceptual understanding of how statistics and data can be used to make sense of modern life. Authors Robert Gould and Colleen Ryan make data analysis accessible to everyone, using a clear, welcoming writing style, with a careful selection of learning features to support students. Guided Exercisessupport students by building their confidence as they learn to solve problems. Snapshotsand Key Pointssummarize statistical procedures and concepts for convenient studying. This text relies on technology so students can focus on interpreting results, but it also cover the mechanics behind statistical analysis for instructors who wish to include it. Check Your Techdemonstrates how to get the same numerical value by-hand as when using statistical software.