KEY BENEFIT: Elementary Statistics Using Excel, Fourth Edition, offers a complete introduction to basic statistics, featuring extensive instruction on the use of Excel spreadsheets for data analysis. Extensive Excel® instructions are provided along with typical displays of results, as well as information about Excel's limitations and alternative approaches to problem-solving. Real data in many examples help readers see the prevalence of statistics in the real world.
KEY TOPICS: Introduction to Statistics; Summarizing and Graphing Data; Statistics for Describing, Exploring, and Comparing Data; Probability; Probability Distributions; Normal Probability Distributions; Estimates and Sample Sizes; Hypothesis Testing; Inferences from Two Samples; Correlation and Regression; Multinomial Experiments and Contingency Tables; Analysis of Variance; Nonparametric Statistics; Statistical Process Control; Projects, Procedures, Perspectives
MARKET: for all readers interested in statistics
-Extensive Excel instruction offers detailed explanations of techniques for performing statistical analysis in Excel. 122 screenshots ensure that readers never miss a step. Technology Icons point out exercises that use Excel, and Excel Projects are included among the variety of end-of-chapter features.
-Real data are infused throughout the entire text. Triola is known for keeping his text very up-to-date and for including real data wherever possible so that students recognize the statistics in their everyday lives.
-The flexible organization allows instructors to cover the basics of correlation and regression early in the course if they wish, and scale coverage of probability as needed to address their unique course needs.
-Extensive practice opportunities and review tools appear at the end of every chapter, and include the following items.
-An increased emphasis on interpreting results, rather than simply obtaining answers, helps students develop statistical literacy and, where appropriate, arrive at practical conclusions. Worked examples in the text model this approach.
-Chapter-opening problems use real data to engage students, while chapter overviews clearly state each chapter's objectives.
-Flowcharts throughout the text simplify and clarify complex concepts and procedures.
-MyStatLab is available for Triola’s text for those who use online homework, quizzes and tests in their course. This is a way to encourage students to practice without needing to grade work by hand.