Gets students thinking statistically from the start

Clear, accessible, and teachable, Stats: Modeling the World leads with practical data analysis and graphics to engage students and get them to think in a statistical context. Through updated, relevant examples and data — and the authors’ signature Think, Show, and Tell problem-solving method — students learn how to approach a question, solve the problem, and communicate meaning.

In the 5th Edition, new co-author Floyd Bullard introduces a greater emphasis on simulations as a powerful pedagogical tool. Through early exploration of key statistical ideas, these simulations make it easier for instructors to teach and for students to understand more complicated concepts later in the course. Accompanying applets give students the opportunity to explore important ideas, providing greater conceptual depth that will prepare them to apply their statistical knowledge in this course and beyond.

 

Extensive and integrated use of simulations

Almost every chapter uses simulations to introduce a new topic, illustrate a concept, or assist in analyzing data when traditional methods are insufficient. 

  • Margin pointers direct students to explore these applets on the book's website (www.pearsonhighered.com/bock) and develop deeper understanding of key ideas.
  • Simulations help to address questions such as, "What does standard deviation mean?"; "What does '95% confident' mean?"; and "How large should a sample be?"

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