Statistics: A Fresh Approach

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Written for consumers rather than producers of statistical information this book draws on students' intuition and common sense when developing important concepts, and captures their attention through the use of interesting quotes and humorous situations. The book presents essential topics in statistics in a relaxed and informal way without omitting important topics. It is a common sense book with integrated examples throughout to help students apply material to today's world. And the mathematical demands are modest - making the book appropriate for a wide range of students.

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Robert K. Smidt earned a B.S. in mathematics from Manhattan College, an M.S. in statistics from Rutgers University, and a Ph.D. in statistics from the University of Wyoming. Dr. Smidt has taught at the University of Florida, University of Wyoming, Rutgers University, Oregon State University, Cuesta College, Fashion Institute of Technology, for LaVerne College at Vandenberg AFB, for Chapman College at the California Mens Colony, and for the Continuing Education Institute. He is currently professor and former chair of the Statistics Department at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, California. Dr. Smidt has broad statistical consulting experience. He has worked for or with the Department of Defense at the Pentagon, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Tenera, Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, Bechtel Power Corporation, Cogimet, Lindamood-Bell Leaning Processes, Fred Streit Associates, Division of Business and Economic Research of the University of Wyoming, County of San Luis Obispo, and the California State Water Resources Control Board. He helped establish the university-wide statistical consulting service at Cal Poly and has extensive consulting experience within the university. Dr. Smidt has contributed to journals such as Biometrics, Journal of Clinical Neuropsychology, Medical Anthropology, Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, and American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, and to collections such as Statistical Case Studies, A Collaboration Between Academe and Industry and Familias y relaciones de genero en transformacion.

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