ISBN 9780125971324,Introductory Statistics

Introductory Statistics



Elsevier Publishing Company

Publication Year 2005

ISBN 9780125971324

ISBN-10 012597132X


Edition 2nd
Number of Pages 832 Pages
Language (English)

General science

In this revised text, master expositor Sheldon Ross has produced a unique work in introductory statistics. The text's main merits are the clarity of presentation, contemporary examples and applications from diverse areas, and an explanation of intuition and ideas behind the statistical methods. To quote from the preface, "It is only when a student develops a feel or intuition for statistics that she or he is really on the path toward making sense of data." Ross achieves this goal through a coherent mix of mathematical analysis, intuitive discussions and examples.

Salient Features

Ross's clear writing style leads students easily through descriptive and inferential statistics
Hundreds of exercises assess students' conceptual and computational understanding
Real data sets from current issues draw from a variety of disciplines
Statistics in Perspective highlights demonstrate real-world application of techniques and concepts
Historical Perspectives sections profile prominent statisticians and events
Chapter Introductions pose realistic statistical situations
Chapter Summaries and Key Terms reinforce learning
A detachable Formula Card includes frequently used tables and formulas to facilitate studying
Enclosed CD-ROM contains programs that can be used to solve basic computation problems
New in this Edition

Dozens of new and updated examples and exercises
New sections on: assessing the linear regression model by analyzing residuals; quality control; counting principles; Poisson random variables
Detailed edits and enhancements based on users' feedback
A computerized test bank, plus updates to other ancillaries
Instructor's Manual
Student Solutions Manual (ISBN: 0120885514)
Printed Test Bank
Computerized Test Bank
Instructor's web site with additional online materials