Mind on Statistics, 5th Edition
- Jessica M. Utts
- Robert F. Heckard
- ISBN-10: 1285463188
- ISBN-13: 9781285463186
- 768 Pages | Hardcover
- Previous Editions: 2012, 2007
- COPYRIGHT: 2015 Published
MIND ON STATISTICS, Fifth Edition, emphasizes the conceptual development of statistical ideas and the importance of looking for-and finding-meaning in data. Authors Jessica Utts and Robert Heckard actively engage students' natural curiosity, motivating them with intriguing questions and explaining statistical topics in the context of a wide range of interesting, useful examples and case studies. Throughout the text, the authors balance the promotion of statistical literacy with coverage of the statistical methodology taught in general introductory statistics courses. Their approach is based on the premises that new material is much easier to learn and remember if it is related to something interesting or previously known, and if students actively ask questions and find the answers for themselves. More than any other text available, MIND ON STATISTICS motivates and encourages students to develop their statistical intuition by focusing on analyzing data and interpreting results, rather than on mathematical formulation. 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.
“This book [is] one of the best for teaching a first undergraduate statistics course. It reflects current best practices in statistics education.” - Patricia Erickson, Taylor University
— Patricia Erickson
1. Statistics Success Stories and Cautionary Tales.
2. Turning Data into Information.
3. Relationships between Quantitative Variables.
4. Relationships between Categorical Variables.
5. Sampling: Surveys and How to Ask Questions.
6. Gathering Useful Data for Examining Relationships.
8. Random Variables.
9. Understanding Sampling Distributions: Statistics as Random Variables.
10. Estimating Proportions with Confidence.
11. Estimating Means with Confidence.
12. Testing Hypotheses about Proportions.
13. Testing Hypotheses about Means.
14. Inference about Simple Regression.
15. More about Inference for Categorical Variables.
16. Analysis of Variance.
17. Turning Information into Wisdom.
All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.
This online instructor database offers complete worked solutions to all exercises in the text, allowing you to create customized, secure solutions printouts (in PDF format) matched exactly to the problems you assign in class. http://www.cengage.com/solutionbuilder.Student Solutions Manual (ISBN-10: 128577020X | ISBN-13: 9781285770208)
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.Online Activities Workbook (ISBN-10: 1285838831 | ISBN-13: 9781285838830)
Online activity workbook
Go beyond the answers—see what it takes to get there and improve your grade! This manual provides worked-out, step-by-step solutions to the odd-numbered problems in the text, giving you the information you need to truly understand how these problems are solved.Online Activities Workbook (ISBN-10: 1285838831 | ISBN-13: 9781285838830)
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