In spite of its informal nature, Statistics: Concepts and Controversies 10e (PDF/ePub) is a textbook. It is structured for systematic study and has plentiful exercises, many of which ask college students to provide a discussion or make a judgment. Even those commendable individuals who seek pleasure in uncompelled reading should look at the exercises in addition to the textbook. Teachers should be aware that the textbook is more serious than its low mathematical level suggests. The focus on ideas and reasoning asks more of the reader than many recipe-laden methods ebooks.
There are textbooks on statistical methods and books on statistical theory. This is neither. Statistics: Concepts and Controversies 10th edition is an ebook on statistical ideas and reasoning and their relevance to public policy and the human sciences, from medicine to sociology. We have included many elementary numerical and graphical techniques to give flesh to the ideas and muscle to the reasoning. Pupils learn to think about data by working with data. We have not, however, let the technique dominate concepts. We intend to teach verbally rather than algebraically, to invite dialogue and even argument rather than mere computation, though some computation remains important.
For the first time, Statistics: Concepts and Controversies 10th edition will distribute with SaplingPlus (not included) as its full course digital solution. We’ll have a well-developed library of error-specific and generic feedback tutorial assessments, associated with the chapter’s main learning goals and mainly taken directly from the end-of-chapter exercises in the ebook. SaplingPlus (not included) will also introduce our robust suite of teaching and learning resources: Concept and Controversy videos, Learning Curve, statistical applets, data sets, and many more teaching and learning-focused tools. The coverage is significantly broader than one might traditionally cover in a one-term course, as the table of contents discloses. In the essence of general education, we have favored breadth to detail.
Additional ISBNs: 9781319349677, 978-1319109028, 978-1319324834, 1319349676, 978-1319349677
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