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Understandable Statistics (with JMP Printed Access Card) 11th Edition

Charles Henry Brase, Corrinne Pellillo Brase

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Overview

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.

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.
  • "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.
  • 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.
  • The text is enhanced by a variety of online teaching and learning resources. These include the book's companion website; Aplia™, an online interactive learning solution that improves comprehension of key statistical concepts; and Cengage Learning's Enhanced WebAssign®, which allows you to assign problems from the text online and ensure that students receive multimedia tutorial support as they complete their assignments.
  • Statistical methods are presented with a focus on both the suitability of the method and the meaning of the result.
  • Methods and measurements are developed in the context of real-world data.
  • 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 test 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.
  • Chapter summaries appear as bulleted lists for quick reference, while other hallmark features--such as "Guided Exercises" and "Procedures"--help students prepare for upcoming sections and check their understanding along the way.
  • 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.
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.
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Aplia is an online learning solution that increases student engagement with automatically graded assignments and detailed explanations.

This Cengage solution can be seamlessly integrated into most Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and more) but does require a different ISBN for access codes. Please work with your Cengage Learning Consultant to ensure the proper course set up and ordering information. For additional information, please visit the LMS Integration site.

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Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Solution Builder

ISBN: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

FOR STUDENTS

Student Solutions Manual

ISBN: 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: 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: 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.