Statistics: Learning from Data with Learning Objective-Based Assessments 1st edition

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Roxy Peck
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  • Chapter 1: Collecting Data In Reasonable Ways
    • 1.1: Statistical Studies: Observation and Experimentation (10)
    • 1.2: Collecting Data: Planning an Observational Study (66)
    • 1.3: Collecting Data: Planning an Experiment
    • 1.4: The Importance of Random Selection and Random Assignment: What Types of Conclusions are Reasonable?
    • 1.5: Avoid These Common Mistakes

  • Chapter 2: Graphical Methods for Describing Data Distributions
    • 2.1: Selecting an Appropriate Graphical Display (17)
    • 2.2: Displaying Categorical Data: Bar Charts and Comparative Bar Charts (11)
    • 2.3: Displaying Numerical Data: Dotplots, Stem-and-Leaf Displays, and Histograms (52)
    • 2.4: Displaying Bivariate Numerical Data: Scatterplots and Time Series Plots (6)
    • 2.5: Graphical Displays in the Media (12)
    • 2.6: Avoid These Common Mistakes

  • Chapter 3: Numerical Methods for Describing Data Distributions
    • 3.1: Selecting Appropriate Numerical Summaries
    • 3.2: Describing Center and Spread for Data Distributions That Are Approximately Symmetric (11)
    • 3.3: Describing Center and Spread for Data Distributions That Are Skewed or Have Outliers (23)
    • 3.4: Summarizing a Data Set: Boxplots (10)
    • 3.5: Measures of Relative Standing: z-scores and Percentiles (10)
    • 3.6: Avoid These Common Mistakes

  • Chapter 4: Describing Bivariate Numerical Data
    • 4.1: Correlation (20)
    • 4.2: Linear Regression: Fitting a Line to Bivariate Data (10)
    • 4.3: Assessing the Fit of a Line (16)
    • 4.4: Describing Linear Relationships and Making Predictions—Putting It All Together
    • 4.5: Avoid These Common Mistakes (6)

  • Chapter 5: Probability
    • 5.1: Interpreting Probabilities (10)
    • 5.2: Calculating Probabilities (19)
    • 5.3: Probabilities of More Complex Events: Unions, Intersections, and Complements (60)
    • 5.4: Conditional Probability (10)
    • 5.5: Probability as a Basis for Making Decisions
    • 5.6: Estimating Probabilities Empirically and Using Simulation (Optional) (18)

  • Chapter 6: Random Variables and Probability Distributions
    • 6.1: Random Variables (3)
    • 6.2: Probability Distributions for Discrete Random Variables (10)
    • 6.3: Probability Distributions for Continuous Random Variables (6)
    • 6.4: Mean and Standard Deviation of a Random Variable (30)
    • 6.5: Normal Distributions (30)
    • 6.6: Checking for Normality
    • 6.7: Binomial and Geometric Distributions (Optional) (38)
    • 6.8: Using the Normal Distribution to Approximate a Discrete Distribution (Optional) (6)

  • Chapter 7: An Overview of Statistical Inference—Learning from Data
    • 7.1: Statistical Inference—What You Can Learn From Data (11)
    • 7.2: Selecting an Appropriate Method—Four Key Questions
    • 7.3: A Five-Step Process for Statistical Inference

  • Chapter 8: Sampling Variability and Sampling Distributions
    • 8.1: Statistics and Sampling Variability
    • 8.2: The Sampling Distribution of a Sample Proportion (6)
    • 8.3: How Sampling Distributions Support Learning from Data

  • Chapter 9: Estimating a Population Proportion
    • 9.1: Selecting an Estimator
    • 9.2: Estimating a Population Proportion—Margin of Error (8)
    • 9.3: A Large Sample Confidence Interval for a Population Proportion (10)
    • 9.4: Choosing a Sample Size to Achieve a Desired Margin of Error (10)
    • 9.5: Avoid These Common Mistakes

  • Chapter 10: Asking and Answering Questions About a Population Proportion
    • 10.1: Hypotheses and Possible Conclusions (10)
    • 10.2: Potential Errors in Hypothesis Testing (10)
    • 10.3: The Logic of Hypothesis Testing—An Informal Example
    • 10.4: A Procedure for Carrying Out a Hypothesis Test (2)
    • 10.5: Large-Sample Hypothesis Tests for a Population Proportion (7)
    • 10.6: Avoid These Common Mistakes

  • Chapter 11: Asking and Answering Questions About the Difference Between Two Population Proportions
    • 11.1: Estimating the Difference Between Two Population Proportions (8)
    • 11.2: Testing Hypotheses About the Difference Between Two Population Proportions (18)
    • 11.3: Avoid These Common Mistakes (1)

  • Chapter 12: Asking and Answering Questions About a Population Mean
    • 12.1: The Sampling Distribution of the Sample Mean (10)
    • 12.2: A Confidence Interval for a Population Mean (30)
    • 12.3: Testing Hypotheses About a Population Mean (20)
    • 12.4: Avoid These Common Mistakes

  • Chapter 13: Asking and Answering Questions About the Difference Between Two Population Means
    • 13.1: Testing Hypotheses About the Difference between Two Population Means Using Independent Samples (15)
    • 13.2: Testing Hypotheses About the Difference between Two Population Means Using Paired Samples (10)
    • 13.3: Estimating the Difference Between Two Population Means (14)
    • 13.4: Avoid These Common Mistakes

  • Chapter 14: Learning from Experimental Data
    • 14.1: Variability and Random Assignment
    • 14.2: Testing Hypotheses About Differences in Treatment Effects (1)
    • 14.3: Estimating the Difference in Treatment Effects (6)
    • 14.4: Avoid These Common Mistakes

  • Chapter 15: Learning from Categorical Data
    • 15.1: Chi-Square Tests for Univariate Categorical Data (10)
    • 15.2: Tests for Homogeneity and Independence in a Two-Way Table (20)
    • 15.3: Avoid These Common Mistakes

  • Chapter 16: Understanding Relationships—Numerical Data Part 2
    • 16.1: The Simple Linear Regression Model
    • 16.2: Inferences Concerning the Slope of the Population Regression Line
    • 16.3: Checking Model Adequacy

  • Chapter 17: Asking and Answering Questions About More Than Two Means
    • 17.1: The Analysis of Variance—Single-Factor ANOVA and the F Test
    • 17.2: Multiple Comparisons


Statistics: Learning From Data, 1st edition, with Learning-Objective Based Assessments includes questions for over 85 learning objectives. This course was intentionally and carefully created to integrate a balance of conceptual and mechanical assessments in order to promote successful learning outcomes for students. The WebAssign component for this text engages students with an interactive eBook and a diverse set of assessment questions with real-world data sets and examples covering a variety of major-specific interests. This provides the context students need to connect the dots to the statistical concepts at hand.

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Chapter 2: Graphical Methods for Describing Data Distributions
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Chapter 3: Numerical Methods for Describing Data Distributions
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Chapter 4: Describing Bivariate Numerical Data
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Chapter 5: Probability
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Chapter 6: Random Variables and Probability Distributions
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Chapter 7: An Overview of Statistical Inference—Learning from Data
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Chapter 8: Sampling Variability and Sampling Distributions
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Chapter 9: Estimating a Population Proportion
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Chapter 10: Asking and Answering Questions About a Population Proportion
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Chapter 11: Asking and Answering Questions About the Difference Between Two Population Proportions
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Chapter 12: Asking and Answering Questions About a Population Mean
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Chapter 13: Asking and Answering Questions About the Difference Between Two Population Means
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Chapter 14: Learning from Experimental Data
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Chapter 15: Learning from Categorical Data
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Chapter 16: Understanding Relationships—Numerical Data Part 2
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Chapter 17: Asking and Answering Questions About More Than Two Means
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