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Understandable Statistics, 11th Edition

  • Charles Henry Brase
  • Corrinne Pellillo Brase
  • ISBN-10: 128546091X
  • ISBN-13: 9781285460918
  • 864 Pages | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2010
  • COPYRIGHT: 2015 Published
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Overview

About the Product

UNDERSTANDABLE STATISTICS: CONCEPTS AND METHODS, Eleventh Edition, is a thorough yet accessible program designed to help students overcome their apprehensions about statistics. 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 eleventh edition continues to address the importance of developing students' critical-thinking and statistical literacy skills through special features and exercises throughout the text. The use of graphing calculators, Excel®, MINITAB®, and SPSS® is covered although not required. 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.

Features

  • Up-to-date technology-related examples include instruction appropriate for the latest versions of MINITAB®, SPSS®, and Excel®. Denoted by icons in the text, "Tech Notes!" provide best practices and accompanying screenshots to assist students who are using these programs.

  • Updated real-world applications throughout the text include new examples from a variety of disciplines.

  • The "Foreshadowing" feature alerts students to additional related material to be presented in subsequent "Expand Your Knowledge" problems. Uniform probability distribution and the exponential probability distribution are introduced in the "Expand Your Knowledge" section of Chapter 6, "Normal Distributions." Polynomial regression (curvilinear regression) is discussed in the "Expand Your Knowledge" 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.

  • Problems featuring basic computation and using small data sets give students the chance to appreciate the formulas and mathematical processes that their calculators accomplish for them--and help them to better understand what the end result means.

  • Chapter 6, "Normal Distributions," covers this topic as well as sampling distributions to streamline the course and provide an immediate, important application of the normal distribution. The chapter also covers the normal approximation to the binomial distribution.

  • Instructions for using the TI-Nspire calculator are included in the TI technology guide (available online).

  • Updated and revised examples in Chapter 4, "Probability," incorporate sample spaces that are small and easy for students to visualize.

  • Examples, guided exercises, and problem sets throughout the text feature interpretation. They also address the suitability of using a specified statistical method or process for analysis.

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.
2. Organizing Data.
3. Averages and Variation.
4. Elementary Probability Theory.
5. The Binomial Probability Distribution and Related Topics.
6. Normal Curves and Sampling Distributions.
7. Estimation.
8. Hypothesis Testing.
9. Correlation and Regression.
10. Chi-Square and F Distributions.
11. Nonparametric Statistics.

New to this edition

  • "What Does . . . Tell Us?" and "Important Features of a . . ." provide brief just-in-time summaries of key concepts.
  • New examples and exercises were written for the new edition.
  • The language has been tightened and simplified whenever possible.

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

Solution Builder  (ISBN-10: 1285462874 | ISBN-13: 9781285462875)

Contains complete solutions to all exercises in the text, including those in the Chapter Review and Cumulative Review Problems in online format. Solution Builder allows instructors to create customized, secure PDF printouts of solutions matched exactly to the exercises assigned for class. Available to adoptions by signing up at http://www.cengage.com/solutionbuilder.

Tech Guides and Data Set Assets on Instructor Companion Website  (ISBN-10: 1285462882 | ISBN-13: 9781285462882)

Separate guides exist with information and examples for each of four technology tools. Guides are available for the Texas Instrument graphing calculators, MINITAB® software, Microsoft® Excel®, and SPSS® Statistics software.

Online Instructor's Resource  (ISBN-10: 1305102436 | ISBN-13: 9781305102439)

This guide aids instructors by providing complete solutions, sample chapter tests and answers in forms A, B and C, a resource of frequently used formulas, and general teaching hints.

Student Solutions Manual  (ISBN-10: 1285462831 | ISBN-13: 9781285462837)

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.

DVDs  (ISBN-10: 128546284X | ISBN-13: 9781285462844)

Hosted by Dana Mosley, these text-specific instructional videos provide students with visual reinforcement of concepts and explanations--provided in easy-to-understand terms and with detailed examples and sample problems. A flexible format offers versatility for quickly accessing topics or catering lectures to self-paced, online, or hybrid courses. Closed captioning is provided for the hearing impaired.

Notetaking Guide  (ISBN-10: 1285464192 | ISBN-13: 9781285464190)

The Notetaking Guide is an innovative study aid, in the form of a notebook organizer, that helps students develop a summary of key concepts.

WebAssign, Single-Term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285858042 | ISBN-13: 9781285858043)

IMPORTANT: When purchasing this instant access code for Statistics, ensure that you are using it in one of the following courses: General Intro Statistics or Statistics for Engineers. Use with a different course may cause complications with access. Exclusively from Cengage Learning, WebAssign combines exceptional mathematics content with the most powerful online homework solution, WebAssign. WebAssign engages students with immediate feedback, rich tutorial content, and an interactive, fully customizable eBook, Cengage YouBook helping students to develop a deeper conceptual understanding of their subject matter. This access code includes access to WebAssign and life-of-edition access to the eBook for the registered edition of that text. If your students need to retake the course and you are using the same book AND edition then they will not need to buy a new code. 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 Cengage Learning Consultant.

Enhanced WebAssign® International Instant Access Code Homework with e-Book  (ISBN-10: 133729697X | ISBN-13: 9781337296977)

Exclusively from Cengage Learning, Enhanced WebAssign® combines the exceptional mathematics content in this text with the most powerful online homework solution, WebAssign. Enhanced WebAssign engages students with immediate feedback, rich tutorial content, and an interactive eBook, helping students to develop a deeper conceptual understanding of their subject matter. Online assignments can be built by selecting from thousands of text-specific problems, supplemented if you wish with problems from any Cengage Learning textbook.

Enhanced WebAssign® International Printed Access Card Homework with e-Book  (ISBN-10: 1337296961 | ISBN-13: 9781337296960)

Exclusively from Cengage Learning, Enhanced WebAssign® combines the exceptional mathematics content in this text with the most powerful online homework solution, WebAssign. Enhanced WebAssign engages students with immediate feedback, rich tutorial content, and an interactive eBook, helping students to develop a deeper conceptual understanding of their subject matter. Online assignments can be built by selecting from thousands of text-specific problems, supplemented if you wish with problems from any Cengage Learning textbook.

Cengage Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285979001 | ISBN-13: 9781285979007)
Understandable Statistics: Concepts and Methods, (AP® Edition), 11th: PowerLecture CD-ROM with ExamView Test Generator  (ISBN-10: 1285462858 | ISBN-13: 9781285462851)

This CD-ROM provides the instructor with dynamic media tools for teaching. Create, deliver, and customize tests (both print and online) in minutes with ExamView® Computerized Testing Featuring Algorithmic Equations. Easily build solution sets for homework or exams using Solution Builder’s online solutions manual. Microsoft® PowerPoint® lecture slides and figures from the book are also included on this CD-ROM.

Student Supplements

Student Solutions Manual  (ISBN-10: 1285462831 | ISBN-13: 9781285462837)

Want to be sure that your answers are correct and that you took the correct steps to arrive at them? This manual, which contains fully worked-out solutions to all of the odd-numbered exercises in the text, allows you to do so.

DVDs  (ISBN-10: 128546284X | ISBN-13: 9781285462844)

Hosted by Dana Mosley, these text-specific instructional videos provide students with visual reinforcement of concepts and explanations--provided in easy-to-understand terms and with detailed examples and sample problems. A flexible format offers versatility for quickly accessing topics or catering lectures to self-paced, online, or hybrid courses. Closed captioning is provided for the hearing impaired.

Notetaking Guide  (ISBN-10: 1285464192 | ISBN-13: 9781285464190)

The Notetaking Guide is an innovative study tool, in the form of a notebook organizer, that helps you develop a handy summary of key concepts.

WebAssign, Single-Term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285858042 | ISBN-13: 9781285858043)

IMPORTANT: When purchasing this instant access code for Statistics, ensure that you are using it in one of the following courses: General Intro Statistics or Statistics for Engineers. Use with a different course may cause complications with access. Exclusively from Cengage Learning, WebAssign combines exceptional mathematics content with the most powerful online homework solution, WebAssign. WebAssign engages students with immediate feedback, rich tutorial content, and an interactive, fully customizable eBook, Cengage YouBook helping students to develop a deeper conceptual understanding of their subject matter. This access code includes access to WebAssign and life-of-edition access to the eBook for the registered edition of that text. If you need to retake the course and your instructor is using the same book AND edition then you will not need to buy a new code. 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.

Enhanced WebAssign® International Instant Access Code Homework with e-Book  (ISBN-10: 133729697X | ISBN-13: 9781337296977)

Enhanced WebAssign® engages you with immediate feedback, rich tutorial content, and an interactive eBook, helping you to develop a deeper conceptual understanding of your subject matter.

Enhanced WebAssign® International Printed Access Card Homework with e-Book  (ISBN-10: 1337296961 | ISBN-13: 9781337296960)

Enhanced WebAssign® engages you with immediate feedback, rich tutorial content, and an interactive eBook, helping you to develop a deeper conceptual understanding of your subject matter.