Introduction to the Practice of Statistics: International Edition

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9781429286640: Introduction to the Practice of Statistics: International Edition

An updated edition of a core statistics textbook that focuses on data analysis, statistical reasoning and critical thinking using real data and practical applications

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With a focus on data analysis, statistical reasoning, and the way statisticians actually work, IPS has helped to revolutionize the way statistics are taught and brings critical thinking and practical applications to your course.Revised for more learner-friendly progression, the 7th edition includes 30% new exercises, including international examples such as Facebook usage trends outside the USA.

What this book offers students:

* Focuses on data analysis and practical applications, showing the way statisticians actually work.
* Fosters statistical reasoning and decision-making skills, not just calculation drills, through a focus on problem-solving practice.
* Presents contemporary real data in real contexts, making the numbers and why we analyse them meaningful.
* Includes examples from many interesting disciplines (from psychology to medicine and business) to give relevance to the material covered.

Über den Autor:

DAVID S. MOORE Shanti S. Gupta Distinguished Professor of Statistics at Purdue University, USA, and was 1998 president of the American Statistical Association. He is an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association and of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute. He has served as program director for statistics and probability at the National Science Foundation. He has also served as president of the International Association for Statistical Education and has received the Mathematical Association of America's national award for distinguished college or university teaching of mathematics.

GEORGE P. McCABE Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Statistics at Purdue University, USA. His entire professional career has been spent at Purdue, with sabbaticals at Princeton, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research
Organization (CSIRO) in Melbourne, Australia, the University of Berne, Switzerland, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Boulder, Colorado, USA, and the National University of Ireland in Galway. He is an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association and was 1998 chair of its section on Statistical Consulting. He has served on the editorial boards of several statistics journals. He has consulted with many major corporations and has testified as an expert witness on the use of statistics in several legal cases.

BRUCE CRAIG Director of the Statistical Consulting Service at Purdue University, USA (following George McCabe). This along with his strong academic research credentials and his many years of teaching statistics at all levels provide the academic experience and contemporary real data from the center's consulting that lecturers have grown to expect in this textbook.

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