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This book provides a vivid and meaningful introduction to statistics. The principles of both descriptive and inferential statistics are illustrated in situations that are close to students' own experience. The authors provide illustrations and exercises drawn from disciplines as varied as sociology, education, business, sports, demography, meteorology, politics, and mathematics. -- New "Real Stat" boxes with fascinating, and often humorous, applications of statistical methods scattered throughout each chapter -- New "drill" and regular exercises -- A data set on schools at the end of every chapter -- A new chapter on quality control with real-life applications -- Minitab "RM" session commands throughout the text -- A new section on the uses and abuses of statistics -- Each chapter begins with a set of "Learning Objectives" that motivates students and helps them to organize the material. -- Following the "Learning Objectives" is a chapter-opening problem that is continued throughout the chapter and is solved within discussion of applicable concepts. -- A "Unit Review" after each group of six chapters helps students study for tests. -- Every important term is defined and placed in a box for easy reference. -- Each text discussion is followed by a realistic problem and solution. -- Each chapter is interspersed with "Self Reviews".
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