Each of our lives is now affected in many ways by the analysis and management of data. This book is an introduction to elementary statistics for nonmathematics students. A strong mathematics background is not required, but students should have competed a high school algebra course. Although this book does include underlying theory, it does not include the mathematical rigor more suitable for mathematics majors. In writing this book, strong emphasis was placed on interesting, clear, and readable writing. Because the many examples and exercises in this book cover a wide variety of applications, it is appropriate for many disciplines.