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Introduction to Probability and Statistics, 4th Edition

  • William Mendenhall
  • S. Ejaz Ahmed
  • Robert J. Beaver
  • Barbara M. Beaver
  • ISBN-10: 0176857044
  • ISBN-13: 9780176857042
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2014, 2011, 2009
  • COPYRIGHT: 2018 Published
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Overview

About the Product

In the technologically advanced world of today, we encounter data and statistics daily. From news outlets to retail to social media, it is becoming ever more important to understand statistics and how they are used. Introduction to Probability and Statistics is written to help “train your brain” for statistical thinking and understanding, a theme central to this 4th Canadian Edition. This text contains full coverage of descriptive and inferential statistics while taking a user-friendly approach to help students practice, understand and connect to statistical thinking. The 4th Canadian Edition aims to bolster student success with exercises that encourage students to use the breadth of their knowledge and develop strong conceptual foundations. Distinctly Canadian and engaging examples and data, such as that from social media, make Introduction to Probability and Statistics relevant and modern for today’s Canadian students and instructors.

Features

  • Simple and clear presentation of descriptive and inferential statistics

  • Over 1300 exercise sets containing real applications and Canadian examples

  • Case studies and projects are including throughout to bring the material to life

  • Need to Know sections provide additional information, definitions or procedures

  • Technology Today sections provide instructions to reinforce and visualize statistical concepts on Microsoft Excel and MINITAB

  • WebAssign engages students with immediate feedback, rich tutorial content, and interactive eBooks, helping them to develop a deeper conceptual understanding of the subject matter. WA offers interactive features that go far beyond simply duplicating text problems online. Students can watch solution videos, see problems solved step-by-step, and receive feedback as they complete their homework. Online assignments can be selected from thousands of text-specific problems, supplemented with problems from other Cengage Learning and Nelson Education textbooks. WA promotes active learning and time on task, and respects diverse ways of learning.

About the Author

William Mendenhall

The late Dr. Mendenhall served in the Navy in the Korean War and obtained a Ph.D. in Statistics at North Carolina State University. After receiving his Ph.D , he was a professor in the Mathematics Department at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania before moving to Gainesville in 1963 where he was the first chairman of the Department of Statistics at the University of Florida. Dr. Mendenhall published articles in some of the top statistics journals, such as Biometika and Technometrics; however, he is more widely known for his prolific textbook career. He authored or co-authored approximately 13 Statistics textbooks and several books about his childhood.

S. Ejaz Ahmed

S. Ejaz Ahmed, PhD, is a professor and has headed the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Windsor since 2002. He is a founding director for the Centre for Statistical Consulting, Research, Learning and Services. Dr. Ahmed is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. He is an elected member of the International Statistical Institute, a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, and is the book review editor of Technometrics. Dr. Ahmed serves as an associate editor for several international statistical journals, including Computational Statistics and Data Analysis (CSDA) and the Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation (JSCS). He was a guest co-editor for Linear Algebra and Its Applications (LAA), and co-edited two research volumes. He has served as a director and chairman of the education committee of the Statistical Society of Canada, and is co-author of a popular textbook Introduction to Probability and Statistics . His area of expertise includes statistical inference, asymptotic theory, along with statistical education and consulting. He has made more than 110 scholarly presentations by invitation in various countries around the globe and authored more than 120 peer-reviewed articles on probability and statistics.

Robert J. Beaver

Robert J. Beaver graduated from Bloomsburg State Teachers College (now Bloomsburg University) in 1959. In 1964, he completed an M.S. in Mathematics from Bucknell University and enrolled in the graduate program in Statistics chaired by William Mendenhall at the University of Florida. After completing a Ph.D. in Statistics with a minor in Mathematics, Beaver took the position of Assistant Professor at the newly formed Department of Statistics headed by F. N. David at the University of California, Riverside. Dr. Beaver spent his entire career at Riverside, moving through the ranks to Full Professor. His research areas included paired comparisons and skewed distributions including the skewed normal, skewed Cauchy, and skewed logistic. During his time at Riverside, Beaver served as chairman of the Department of Statistics as well as chairman of the faculty of the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences. After 35 years at Riverside, he retired in 2005 as Professor Emeritus and Statistician. Beaver has been an author for Cengage since 1966, authoring and co-authoring various Study Guides and textbooks with William Mendenhall and other authors. He and his wife Barbara have two children and four grandchildren.

Barbara M. Beaver

Barbara M. Beaver received a B.A. in Mathematics (Magna Cum Laude) from Bucknell University in 1968 and a Master of Statistics degree from the University of Florida in 1970. She was employed as an Associate in Statistics at the Department of Statistics, University of California, Riverside from 1971-1977 on a part time basis. In 1992, she began a full-time appointment as a Lecturer in the Department of Statistics, teaching a variety of introductory statistics classes at the University of California, Riverside. She retired from teaching in 2008. Barbara has been an author and technical editor for Cengage since 1968, developing Solutions Manuals and Study Guides for a number of introductory statistics texts, and participating as a co-author with William Mendenhall and Robert J. Beaver on several statistics textbooks. Until her retirement, Barbara also worked as a professional musician, playing viola in the Riverside County Philharmonic, the Redlands Symphony, and various freelance groups in the Inland Empire area. She and her husband Bob have two children and four grandchildren.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: Describing Data with Graphs
Chapter 2: Describing Data with Numerical Measures
Chapter 3: Describing Bivariate Data
Chapter 4: Probability and Probability Distributions
Chapter 5: Several Useful Discrete Distributions
Chapter 6: The Normal Probability Distribution
Chapter 7: Sampling Distributions
Chapter 8: Large-Sample Estimation
Chapter 9: Large-Sample Tests of Hypotheses
Chapter 10: Inference from Small Samples
Chapter 11: The Analysis of Variance
Chapter 12: Linear Regression and Correlation
Chapter 13: Multiple Regression Analysis
Chapter 14: Analysis of Categorical Data
Chapter 15: Nonparametric Statistics

Appendix/Tables
Data Sources
Answers to Selected Exercises
Index

New to this edition

  • New and updated cases and exercises
  • Examples and discussion from social media makes content real and relevant for today’s statistics student

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

WebAssign Printed Access Card (12 Months/Multi Term) for Mendenhall's Introduction to Probability and Statistics  (ISBN-10: 0176874313 | ISBN-13: 9780176874315)
WebAssign Homework Only Printed Access Card (12 Months/Multi Term) for Mendenhall's Introduction to Probability and Statistics  (ISBN-10: 0176874321 | ISBN-13: 9780176874322)
Student Solutions Manual for Introduction to Probability and Statistics  (ISBN-10: 0176861084 | ISBN-13: 9780176861087)
Online Only Instructor's Resources to accompany Introduction to Probability and Statistics  (ISBN-10: 017686105X | ISBN-13: 9780176861056)

Student Supplements

eBook: Introduction to Probability and Statistics  (ISBN-10: 0176861092 | ISBN-13: 9780176861094)
WebAssign Printed Access Card (12 Months/Multi Term) for Mendenhall's Introduction to Probability and Statistics  (ISBN-10: 0176874313 | ISBN-13: 9780176874315)
WebAssign Homework Only Printed Access Card (12 Months/Multi Term) for Mendenhall's Introduction to Probability and Statistics  (ISBN-10: 0176874321 | ISBN-13: 9780176874322)
Student Solutions Manual for Introduction to Probability and Statistics  (ISBN-10: 0176861084 | ISBN-13: 9780176861087)
eBook: Student Solutions Manual for Introduction to Probability and Statistics  (ISBN-10: 0176861106 | ISBN-13: 9780176861100)