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Intermediate algebra is the only prerequisite. As an example of a place in the text where the writing could make things easier, on page 89, in a summary of formulas, the term ” ofSTDEVs” is used as a variable. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. The field of statistics education is moving toward the use of simulations and hands-on activities. It gives a pretty good job of relating decisions using p-values to the concept of rare events. But the book is pointed at an audience which barbaga comfortable with more mathematical notation than I think is wise for our non-calculus based courses.

Intermediate algebra is the only prerequisite. But it’s a page tome as it is, so perhaps we can’t have everything. I guess that a lot of instructors would find many of these activities hard to do in staistics room with students. A textbook for learners of elementary statistics. The graphics are basic enough that students will be able to replicate them statsitics Excel given hands-on assignments.

The data are from a normal distribution. We teach three non-calculus introductions general, social science, and life science students are the three target audiences and one calculus based introduction. PhD in Education from Capella University. Life science students are required to take calculus so the notation may be ok there.


When I compare it to the more expensive textbook I currently use, the differences are clear. On the other hand the use of calculators is substantially confined to specific sections near the ends of units; perhaps these could be replaced by computing units.

Want to Read Currently Reading Brabara. Overall, I feel the text does a good job of covering various topics from an introductory statistics course. For example, one of the sections I will assign is “Histograms”, section 2. Comments The text is a good book for an introduction to statistics or elementary statistics.

I have no major concerns in this respect. Over all I think the text is reasonable and sensible and has no significant technical flaws.

Collaborative Statistics

This may present an issue for some students. Multiple formats were also available.

No other noted issues. Vladimir marked it as to-read Jan 07, staristics Emphasize statistical literacy and develop statistical thinking 2. Considering the intended audience is majors outside of mathematics and engineering, this tone allows the reader to remain comfortable with the topic. The chapters are well organized.

The actual process of sampling causes sampling errors. I read phrases I didn’t like from time to time but I always feel that way when I read texts. There are certainly some exceptions, however. I am, I think, better qualified to be firm about the statiatics of the text in the former context than in the latter. I am not happy about the “Empirical Rule”.

This textbook is intended for introductory statistics courses being taken by students at two- and four-year colleges who are majoring in fields other than math or engineering.

I statiatics not observe any numerical errors or other obvious errors. Michelle Latta added it Sep 20, The text is consistent. I will probably supplement with data from current events anyway.


They are excellent problems! The textbook contains full materials forcourse offerings, including expository text, examples, labs, homework, and projects. The text appropriately refers to a number of minority cultures.

Be the first to ask a question about Collaborative Statistics. The authors do a great job of maintaining a conversational tone with the reader. The kids would play, scream, and shout One minute they’re happy, another they’ll pout.

This is much more probability than we would ever do in our courses atatistics other than our calculus-based course.

It contains lots of jargon with very little context. This textbook is organized in a logical progression through introductory statistics.

This is the other strength of the textbook. The number of procedures covered starting in Chapter 8 and running to Chapter 13 is very large. I personally would not consider adopting it without extensive revision. However, these instructions are limited only to the use of specific calculators, the TI 83 and 84 series.

Collaborative Statistics by Barbara Illowsky and Susan Dean

The only thing I noted was in the very first paragraph where a sentence ended with? I think the formulas and the algebra illowsy not really suitable for the social science non-calculus course and probably would be problematic in our general course as well. Examples included in the chapters have accurate solutions.