This text is aimed at students who do not have a mathematical background. It therefore uses a non-theoretical approach, and concepts are explained intuitively, without the use of formal proofs; they are instead supported by example. The statistical applications are drawn from various disciplines, including natural, social and computer science and business. There are margin articles with interesting trivia related to statistics.
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"Technology Step by Step" sections show how to solve basic problems using Minitab software, the TI-83 graphing calculator, or Excel.
CD-ROM with data sets formatted for popular computing tools as well as supplemental worked examples and exercises.
More examples and exercises based on actual data.
Statistics Today problems open every chapter. These real-life problems, accompanied by a photo or graphic and sometimes a news item, show students the relevance of the chapter's topic. The answer is provided at chapter end.
Procedure Tables embody the book's step-by-step approach. These boxes summarize methods for solving various types of common problems. Worked examples include EVERY step.
Critical Thinking Challenges at the end of each chapter extend chapter concepts into new areas, inviting students to think about and apply what they have learned.
Allan G. Bluman is Professor of Mathematics at Community College of Allegheny County, near Pittsburgh. For the McKeesport and New Kensington Campuses of Pennsylvania State University, he has taught teacher-certification and graduate education statistics courses. Prior to his college teaching, he taught mathematics at a junior high school.
Professor Bluman received his B.S. from California State College in California, Penn.; his M.Ed. from the University of Pittsburgh; and, in 1971, his Ed.D., also from the University of Pittsburgh. His major field of study was mathematics education.
In addition to Elementary Statistics: A Step by Step Approach, Third Edition, and Elementary Statistics: A Brief Version, the author has published several professional articles and the Modern Math Fun Book (Cuisenaire Publishing Company). He has spoken and presided at national and local mathematics conferences and has served as newsletter editor for the Pennsylvania State Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges. He is a member of the American Statistical Association, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and the Mathematics Council of Western Pennsylvania. Al Bluman is married and has two children. His hobbies include writing, bicycling, and swimming.
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Book Description McGraw-Hill College, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110256234302