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Understandable Statistics: Concepts and Methods, 12th Edition

  • Charles Henry Brase
  • Corrinne Pellillo Brase
  • ISBN-10: 1337119911
  • ISBN-13: 9781337119917
  • 839 Pages | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2015, 2012, 2010
  • COPYRIGHT: 2018 Published
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Overview

About the Product

UNDERSTANDABLE STATISTICS: CONCEPTS AND METHODS, 12th Edition, is a thorough yet accessible program designed to help students overcome their apprehensions about statistics and to master the subject. The authors provide clear guidance and informal advice while showing students the links between statistics and the world. To reinforce this approach, the book integrates real-life data from a variety of sources, including journals, periodicals, newspapers, and the Internet. The 12th Edition continues to address the importance of developing students' critical-thinking and statistical literacy skills through special features and exercises throughout the text. The P-value method of hypothesis testing is emphasized. The use of graphing calculators, Excel®, Minitab®, Minitab Express™, and SPSS® is covered although not required. This new edition is now supported by WebAssign, the powerful online homework and course management system that uses news videos, interactive visual data, online stats labs and open response concept questions to engage students in learning statistics. NEW for Fall 2020 - Turn your students into statistical thinkers with the Statistical Analysis and Learning Tool (SALT). SALT is an easy-to-use data analysis tool created with the intro-level student in mind. It contains dynamic graphics and allows students to manipulate data sets in order to visualize statistics and gain a deeper conceptual understanding about the meaning behind data. SALT is built by Cengage, comes integrated in Cengage WebAssign Statistics courses and available to use standalone.

Features

  • ENHANCED WEBASSIGN: UNDERSTANDABLE STATISTICS: CONCEPTS AND METHODS, Twelfth Edition, is fully supported by Enhanced WebAssign (EWA), the powerful online homework and course management system that engages students in learning the math. EWA includes new end-of-chapter exercises and pre-built assignments vetted by trusted subject matter experts along with robust course, section, assignment, and question settings and online testing to help instructors foster a deeper understanding of course concepts.

  • "Expand Your Knowledge" section problems present additional related material. For instance, the uniform probability distribution and the exponential probability distribution are introduced in the "Expand Your Knowledge" problems section of Chapter 6, "Normal Distributions." Polynomial regression (curvilinear regression) is discussed in the "Expand Your Knowledge" problems section of Chapter 9, "Correlation and Regression."

  • The "Looking Ahead" feature gives students a taste of forthcoming topics, showing them how the concepts and skills they're reading about will be useful in helping them grasp material covered later.

  • The "Critical Thinking" feature provides additional clarification on specific concepts, such as what tests are appropriate for what situations, what assumptions need to be made, what biases may affect the results, and when conclusions are justified.

  • The "Interpretation" feature prompts students to interpret their results in the context of a particular application.

  • "Critical Thinking" exercises and chapter review problems test students' understanding of statistical methods and their ability to interpret their results.

  • "Statistical Literacy Problems" in every section and problem set gauge students’ understanding of terminology, statistical methods, and the appropriate conditions for use of the different processes. "Writing Projects" test both statistical literacy and critical thinking by asking students to express their understanding in words.

  • "What Does ... Tell Us?" and "Important Features of a ..." provide brief, just-in time summaries of key concepts.

  • “Cumulative Review” problem sets are provided at the end of every three chapters and incorporate material from previous chapters.

  • Answers to odd-numbered problems include useful steps to guide students.

  • The "Foreshadowing" feature alerts students to how current material will be used in future content. Additional related material to be presented in subsequent Guided Exercises within sections let students work with new concepts. Complete step-by-step solutions appear beside each exercise to give immediate reinforcement.

About the Author

Charles Henry Brase

Charles Brase has more than 30 years of full-time teaching experience in Mathematics and Statistics. He taught at the University of Hawaii, Manoa Campus, for several years and at Regis University in Denver, Colorado, for more than 28 years. Charles received the Excellence in Teaching award from the University of Hawaii and the Faculty Member of the Year award from Regis University on two occasions. He earned degrees from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and has a Ph.D. in Mathematics, an M.A. in Mathematics and a B.A. in Physics.

Corrinne Pellillo Brase

Corrinne Pellillo Brase has taught at Hawaii Pacific College, Honolulu Community College, and Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, Colorado. She was also involved in the mathematics component of an equal opportunity program at the University of Colorado. Corrinne received the Faculty of the Year award from Arapahoe Community College. She earned degrees from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and has an M.A. and B.A. in Mathematics.

Table of Contents

1. Getting Started.
Introduces the subject, presents random samples and an introduction to experimental design.
2. Organizing Data.
Histograms, graphs, stem-and l-leaf displays.
3. Averages and Variation.
4. Elementary Probability Theory.
5. The Binomial Probability Distribution and Related Topics.
6. Normal Curves and Sampling Distributions.
Part I: Normal Distributions.
Part II: Sampling Distributions and the Normal Approximation to Binomial Distribution.
7. Estimation.
Part I: Estimating a Single Mean or Single Proportion.
Part II: Estimating the Difference Between Two Means or Two Proportions.
8. Hypothesis Testing.
Part I: Testing a Single Mean or Single Proportion.
Part II: Testing a Difference Between Two Means or Two Proportions.
9. Correlation and Regression.
Part I: Simple Linear Regression.
Part II: Multiple Regression.
10. Chi-Square and F Distributions.
Part I: Inferences Using the Chi-Square Distribution.
Part II: Inferences Using the F Distribution.
11. Nonparametric Statistics.
Appendix includes brief discussion of Bayes' Theorem and Hypergeometric Distribution.

New to this edition

  • NOTE: This title is also available in WebAssign with Corequisite Support that provides the flexibility to match any corequisite implementation model and empowers you to deliver high quality content at the right time for your students at an affordable price.
  • New examples and exercises were written for the new edition.
  • The 12th Edition includes more coded exercises, as well as interactive simulations that allow students to deeply engage with statistical concepts.
  • Using Technology instructions have been updated to latest versions, with Minitab Express now included.
  • A brief discussion of big data and data science is presented.
  • Many chapters now have the sections divided into two parts. For each part there is a brief summary and a list of chapter problems relevant to the part. The parts provide a mid-chapter pause for review, and provide additional flexibility for organizing the course content.
  • Extensive technology resources include an algorithmic Test Bank and lecture slides, along with interactive online resources and a market-leading DVD series designed to provide reinforcement for students and support for instructors.
  • New copies of the text can be bundled with statistical software such as Minitab Express.
  • NEW for Fall 2020 - Turn your students into statistical thinkers with the Statistical Analysis and Learning Tool (SALT). SALT is an easy-to-use data analysis tool created with the intro-level student in mind. It contains dynamic graphics and allows students to manipulate data sets in order to visualize statistics and gain a deeper conceptual understanding about the meaning behind data. SALT is built by Cengage, comes integrated in Cengage WebAssign Statistics courses and available to use standalone.

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

Online Instructor's Resource  (ISBN-10: 1337288748 | ISBN-13: 9781337288743)

This guide contains a variety of resources to aid instructors in preparing and presenting text material in a manner that meets their personal preferences and course needs. It provides complete solutions, sample chapter tests and answers in forms A, B and C, a resource of frequently used formulas, and general teaching hints.

Online Tech Guide with Data Sets  (ISBN-10: 1337288764 | ISBN-13: 9781337288767)

Separate technology guides with information and examples for each of four technology tools, including the Texas Instrument graphing calculators, Minitab® software, Microsoft® Excel®, and SPSS® Statistics software. Accessible via the Instructor Companion Website.

Cengage Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1337295086 | ISBN-13: 9781337295086)

Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero® is a flexible, online system that allows you to author, edit, and manage test bank content, create multiple test versions in an instant, and deliver tests from your LMS, classroom, or wherever you want. Go to login.cengage.com to access via your SSO account.

Student Solutions Manual  (ISBN-10: 1337288756 | ISBN-13: 9781337288750)

This manual contains fully worked-out solutions to all of the odd-numbered exercises in the text, giving students a way to check their answers and ensure that they took the correct steps to arrive at an answer.

WebAssign, Single-Term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1337652563 | ISBN-13: 9781337652568)

WebAssign for Brase/Brase's Understandable Statistics, 12th Edition is a flexible and fully customizable online instructional solution that puts powerful tools in the hands of instructors, enabling you deploy assignments, instantly assess individual student and class performance, and help your students master the course concepts. With WebAssign’s powerful digital platform and [title] specific content, you can tailor your course with a wide range of assignment settings, add your own questions and content, and access student and course analytics and communication tools.

Student Supplements

Student Solutions Manual  (ISBN-10: 1337288756 | ISBN-13: 9781337288750)

Want to be sure that your answers are correct and that you took the correct steps to arrive at them? This manual contains fully worked-out solutions for all odd-numbered exercises in the text, so you can check your answers and understand how to solve even the toughest problems.

WebAssign, Single-Term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1337652563 | ISBN-13: 9781337652568)

IMPORTANT: This instant access code includes access to WebAssign for only one term. When purchasing please ensure that you are using it for ONLY ONE TERM of the following course areas: Calculus, Physics or Chemistry. Use with a different course may cause complications with access. This code will NOT allow access beyond one semester. WebAssign engages you with immediate feedback, rich tutorial content, and an interactive, fully customizable eBook, Cengage YouBook helping you to develop a deeper conceptual understanding of the subject matter. This instant access code will be delivered via email when purchased. If you are not certain this is the correct access code for your course, please contact your instructor.

WebAssign, Single-Term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1337879517 | ISBN-13: 9781337879514)

WebAssign for Understandable Statistics: Concepts and Methods helps you prepare for class with confidence. Its online learning platform for your math, statistics and science courses helps you practice and absorb what you learn. Videos and tutorials walk you through concepts when you're stuck, and instant feedback and grading let you know where you stand--so you can focus your study time and perform better on in-class assignments. Study smarter with WebAssign!