Features and Benefits

Elementary Statistics: Picturing the World 

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About the Book

Features and pedagogy that support guided student learning

  • NEW AND REVISED! Exercises – Over 40% of the more than 2,300 exercises are new or revised.
  • NEW! Tech Tips – Technology tips now appear in most sections. These tips show how to use Minitab, Excel, the TI-84 Plus, and StatCrunch to solve a problem.
  • A variety of review and assessment features conclude each chapter, including a Chapter Summary, Review Exercises, Quiz, and Test. Students also have access to four Cumulative Reviews throughout the text.
  • Page Layout – Statistics instruction is more accessible when it is carefully formatted on each page with a consistent, open layout. This text is the first college-level statistics book to be written so that, when possible, its features are not split from one page to the next, resulting in a cleaner and clearer presentation.

Real-life examples, exercises, and projects that help students picture the world using statistics

  • NEW AND REVISED! About 60% of the chapter features and examples are new or revised to maintain currency and student engagement. These include:
    • Chapter Case Studies — Each chapter has a Case Study featuring actual data from a real-world context and questions that illustrate the important concepts of the chapter.
    • Real Statistics - Real Decisions: Putting It All Together – This feature encourages students to think critically and make informed decisions about real-world data. Exercises guide students from interpretation to drawing of conclusions.
    • Chapter Technology Projects – Each chapter has a Technology project using Minitab, Excel, and the TI-84 Plus that gives students insight into how technology is used to handle large data sets or real-life questions.
  • The variety of real-life applications are representative of the majors of students taking introductory statistics courses. Applications are both authentic and accessible, so that statistics comes alive and appears relevant to students. View the text’s Index of Applications for a complete list.

Check out the preface for a complete list of features and what's new in this edition.


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    • NEW! StatCrunch Question Library: This library of questions provides opportunities for students to analyze and interpret data sets in StatCrunch. Instructors can assign individual questions from the library by topic or they can assign questions from the same data set as a longer assignment that spans multiple learning objectives.
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