Written to appeal to students and instructors who appreciate statistics for its precision and logic, Introductory Statistics: A Problem-Solving Approach helps students learn statistical concepts by using a stepped problem-solving approach. After completing an introductory statistics course with this textbook, students should understand the process of basic statistical arguments. They should grasp the importance of assumptions and be able to follow valid arguments or identify inaccurate conclusions. Most importantly, they should understand the process of statistical inference. The philosophy of this text is simple: statistics is often hard for students, and in order to understand concepts, the material must be presented in an orderly, precise, friendly manner. It must be easy to read and follow, and there must be numerous examples and exercises. The text aims to be easy-to-read, down-to-earth, systematic, and methodical. Each new idea builds upon concepts presented earlier. A touch of humor is important, especially for many students who are afraid of, and even dislike, mathematics and statistics.
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STEPHEN KOKOSKA received his undergraduate degree from Boston College and his MS and Ph.D. from The University of New Hampshire, USA. His research interests include mathematical modeling and the statistical analysis of cancer experiments. Steve has published a number of research papers in mathematics journals including Biometrics, Anticancer Research, and Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, presented his results at national conferences, written several books, and has been awarded grants from the National Science Foundation, the Center for Rural Pennsylvania, and the Ben Franklin program. He has worked closely with student interns to provide computer related assistance to local businesses and directed a summer math and science camp for middle school students. Steve is a nationally endorsed consultant for The College Board, an Exam Leader for the grading of the Advanced Placement Calculus test, and is involved with calculus reform and the use of technology in the classroom. He has written several graphing calculator manuals to accompany statistics and precalculus texts, and is co-author of the CRC text Standard Probability and Statistics Tables and Formulae. Steve has given numerous presentations on graphing calculators and AP Calculus to area high school students and teachers. At Bloomsburg University, Pennsylvania, USA he usually teaches courses in calculus and statistics, regularly works with Mathematica and TeX, and serves as President of the Faculty Association.
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Book Description W. H. Freeman, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110716757621