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Understanding Basic Statistics 7th Edition

Charles Henry Brase | Corrinne Pellillo Brase

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Overview

Help students overcome their apprehension about statistics with Brase and Brase's UNDERSTANDING BASIC STATISTICS. A condensed and more streamlined version of the authors' best-selling UNDERSTANDABLE STATISTICS, 11th Edition, this resource offers instructors an effective way to teach the essentials of statistics, including early coverage of regression, within a more limited timeframe. In the seventh edition, students see the real-world significance of statistics and engage with new features that help them develop critical thinking and statistical literacy skills. The use of the graphing calculator, Microsoft® Excel®, MINITAB®, and SPSS® is covered but not required.

Charles Henry Brase, Regis University

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, Arapahoe Community College

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.

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  • Coverage of regression early in the text makes it easier to provide students with a thorough introduction to essential statistical concepts, and helps them to steadily build knowledge and improve their skills throughout the course.
  • Critical Thinking boxes at the end of most sections help students hone their critical thinking skills by providing additional clarification on specific statistical concepts as a safeguard against incorrect evaluation of information.
  • Interpretation boxes in several chapters help students refine their critical thinking and analysis skills by providing them with practice in explaining their statistical results in the context of a particular application.
  • Guided exercises immediately follow selected examples and provide an opportunity for students to explore new concepts. Step-by-step solutions accompanying each exercise allow for immediate self-evaluation and reinforcement.
  • "Expand Your Knowledge" problems present the geometric mean and the harmonic mean, moving averages, correlation of averages, odds for and odds against, uniform probability distribution, plus four methods for confidence intervals, probability of two confidence intervals, and serial correlation.
  • Special margin notes draw attention to more information about a related topic that appears in the "Expand Your Knowledge" exercises at the end of the section, allowing you to cover additional material as desired and enabling students to learn more about topics they find especially interesting or difficult to grasp.

Understanding Basic Statistics, Enhanced

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. GETTING STARTED.
What Is Statistics? Random Samples. Introduction to Experimental Design.
2. ORGANIZING DATA.
Frequency Distributions, Histograms, and Related Topics. Bar Graphs, Circle Graphs, and Time-Series Graphs. Stem-and-Leaf Displays.
3. AVERAGES AND VARIATION.
Measures of Central Tendency: Mode, Median, and Mean. Measures of Variation. Percentiles and Box-and-Whisker Plots.
4. CORRELATION AND REGRESSION.
Scatter Diagrams and Linear Correlation. Linear Regression and the Coefficient of Determination.
5. ELEMENTARY PROBABILITY THEORY.
What Is Probability? Some Probability Rules-Compound Events. Trees and Counting Techniques.
6. THE BINOMIAL DISTRIBUTION AND RELATED TOPICS.
Introduction to Random Variables and Probability Distributions. Binomial Probabilities. Additional Properties of the Binomial Distribution.
7. NORMAL CURVES AND SAMPLING DISTRIBUTIONS.
Graphs of Normal Probability Distributions. Standard Units and Areas under the Standard Normal Distribution. Areas under Any Normal Curve. Sampling Distributions. The Central Limit Theorem. Normal Approximation to Binomial Distribution and to p ̂ Distribution.
8. ESTIMATION.
Estimating µ When σ Is Known. Estimating µ When σ Is Unknown. Estimating p in the Binomial Distribution.
9. HYPOTHESIS TESTING.
Introduction to Statistical Tests. Testing the Mean µ. Testing a Proportion p.
10. INFERENCES ABOUT DIFFERENCES.
Tests Involving Paired Differences (Dependent Samples). Inferences about the Difference of Two Means µ1 − µ2. Inferences about the Difference of Two Proportions p1 − p2.
11. ADDITIONAL TOPICS USING INFERENCE.
Part I: Inferences Using the Chi-Square Distribution.
Overview of the Chi-Square Distribution. Chi-Square: Tests of Independence and of Homogeneity. Chi-Square: Goodness of Fit. Testing a Single Variance or Standard Deviation.
Part II: Inferences Relating to Linear Regression.
Inferences for Correlation and Regression.

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FOR INSTRUCTORS

Complete Solutions Manual for Brase and Brase's Understanding Basic Statistics, 7th Edition

ISBN: 9781305258808
This manual contains solutions to all exercises from the text, including Chapter Review Exercises and Chapter Tests. It can be found on the Instructors Companion Website.

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Student Solutions Manual

ISBN: 9781305258792
Contains fully worked-out solutions to all of the odd-numbered exercises in the text, giving you a way to check your answers and ensure that you took the correct steps to arrive at an answer.

FOR STUDENTS

Student Solutions Manual

ISBN: 9781305258792
Contains fully worked-out solutions to all of the odd-numbered exercises in the text, giving you a way to check your answers and ensure that you took the correct steps to arrive at an answer.