First Course in Statistics, A (8th Edition)

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This introduction to statistics helps readers develop and enhance their critical thinking skills. It shows readers how to analyze data that appear in situations in the world around them and features an abundance of examples and exercises—nearly all based on current, real-world applications pulled from journals, magazines, news articles, and commerce. In addition, this book exposes readers to the most recent statistical software packages that will prove helpful on the job. Presenting balanced coverage of both the theory and application of statistics, the book discusses methods for describing data sets; probability; random variables and probability distributions; inferences based on a single sample utilizing tests of hypothesis and confidence intervals; comparing population proportions and means; simple linear regression, and much more. For business, engineering, and science professionals.

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This book presents balanced coverage of the theory and application of statistics while enhancing student's critical thinking skills. It teaches students how to analyze data that appear in situations in the world around them - almost all of the examples and exercises are based on current, real-world applications pulled from journals, magazines, news articles, and commerce. The text shows students that knowledge of statistics is important to their own lives.

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A First Course in Statistics is now accompanied by a suite of new technology resources designed to enhance the instruction and comprehension of introductory statistics course material.

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  • Technology Companion Manuals. Available free when packaged to the text, each spiral-bound manual is tied specifically to the Statistics, 9e text, but can also be used with A First Course in Statistics, 8e. Step-by-step keystroke level instructions and screen captures for the TI-83, MINITAB, and Excel provide detailed instructions showing students how to work pertinent exercises.
  • Course Management Options. Instructors wishing to enhance their course with an interactive on-line component may choose from text-specific WebCT, Blackboard, or CourseCompass sites. Each site features course-compatible content, the student solutions manual, assessment options, lecture content, and new Web-based statistical applets (STATLETS™ by StatPoint, LLC) that are designed specifically for McClave/Sincich Statistics, 9e, and can also be used with A First Course in Statistics, 8e.

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