Elementary Statistics Using Excel

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 3/2/2009
  • Publisher: Pearson
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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.

Author Biography

Mario F. Triola is a Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Dutchess Community College, where he has taught statistics for over 30 years. Marty is the author of Essentials of Statistics, Elementary Statistics Using Excel, Elementary Statistics Using the Graphing Calculator, and he is a co-author of Biostatistics for the Biological and Health Sciences, Statistical Reasoning for Everyday Life and Business Statistics. He has written several manuals and workbooks for technology supporting statistics education. Outside of the classroom, Marty has been a speaker at many conferences and colleges. His consulting work includes the design of casino slot machines and fishing rods, and he has worked with attorneys in determining probabilities in paternity lawsuits, identifying salary inequities based on gender, analyzing disputed election results, analyzing medical data, and analyzing medical school surveys. Marty has testified as an expert witness in New York State Supreme Court. The Text and Academic Authors Association has awarded Mario F. Triola a "Texty" for Excellence for his work on Elementary Statistics.

Table of Contents

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Introduction to Statistics
Summarizing and Graphing Data
Statistics for Describing, Exploring, and Comparing Data
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
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