# Elementary Statistics: Looking at the Big Picture 1st edition

Nancy Pfenning
Publisher: Cengage Learning

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• Pfenning Elementary Statistics 1e: Labs - Excel
• Pfenning Elementary Statistics 1e: Labs - JMP
• Pfenning Elementary Statistics 1e: Labs - Minitab
• Pfenning Elementary Statistics 1e: Labs - SPSS
• Pfenning Elementary Statistics 1e: Labs - R
• Pfenning Elementary Statistics 1e: Project Milestones

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• Chapter 1: Introduction: Variables and Processes in Statistics
• 1: Stats in Practice Video Question (1)
• 1: Exercises (30)

• Chapter 2: Data Production
• 2: Stats in Practice Video Question (1)
• 2: Exercises (27)
• 2: Labs (6)

• Chapter 3: Design: How Individuals are Studied
• 3: Stats in Practice Video Question (1)
• 3: Exercises (72)

• Chapter 4: Displaying and Summarizing Data for a Single Variable
• 4: Stats in Practice Video Question (1)
• 4: Exercises (114)
• 4: Labs (11)

• Chapter 5: Displaying and Summarizing Relationships
• 5: Stats in Practice Video Questions (2)
• 5: Exercises (118)
• 5: Labs (6)

• Chapter 6: Finding Probabilities
• 6: Stats in Practice Video Question (1)
• 6: Exercises (78)
• 6: Labs (5)

• Chapter 7: Random Variables
• 7: Stats in Practice Video Question (1)
• 7: Exercises (114)
• 7: Labs (10)

• Chapter 8: Sampling Distributions
• 8: Stats in Practice Video Question (1)
• 8: Exercises (89)

• Chapter 9: Inference for a Single Categorical Variable
• 9: Stats in Practice Video Question (1)
• 9: Exercises (120)

• Chapter 10: Inference for a Single Quantitative Variable
• 10: Stats in Practice Video Question (1)
• 10: Exercises (108)
• 10: Labs (6)

• Chapter 11: Inference for Relationships between Categorical and Quantitative Variables
• 11: Stats in Practice Video Question (1)
• 11: Exercises (120)
• 11: Labs (6)

• Chapter 12: Inference for Relationships between Two Categorical Variables
• 12: Stats in Practice Video Question (2)
• 12: Exercises (70)
• 12: Labs (6)

• Chapter 13: Inference for Relationships between Two Quantitative Variables
• 13: Stats in Practice Video Question (1)
• 13: Exercises (68)

• Chapter 14: How Statistics Problems Fit into the Big Picture
• 14: Stats in Practice Video Question (1)
• 14: Exercises (49)

• Chapter PJT: Project
• PJT.1: Project (4)

Using a successfully class-tested approach that gives coherence to a broad range of introductory topics, Elementary Statistics: Looking at the Big Picture, 1st edition, provides students with a real-world, big picture view of statistics as well as problem-solving strategies that can be applied to the statistical questions, real data, and examples that they will encounter. Author Nancy Pfenning organizes content around four basic processes of statistics: producing data, displaying and summarizing data, understanding probability, and using probability to perform statistical inference. Within this framework, the book progresses systematically through five basic problem situations involving values of variables (quantitative, categorical, or a blend). As a result, students learn to identify which situation applies and how to choose the correct display, summary, or inference tool or technique. As students gain proficiency in specific statistical techniques, the author also points out connections among topics and techniques. The WebAssign component for this title engages students with many features, including links to a complete eBook.

Features
• Read It links under each question quickly jump to the corresponding section of a complete, interactive eBook that lets students highlight and take notes as they read.
• Watch It links provide step-by-step instruction with short, engaging videos that are ideal for visual learners.
• Master It Tutorials (MI) are available for all major concepts and guide students step by step through the solution of a problem.
• Course Packs with ready-to-use assignments are available for Stats in Practice Video Questions, Labs, and Project Milestones. They are designed to save you time, and can be easily customized to meet your teaching goals.
• Stats in Practice Video Questions (SIP): Show students how Statistics applies in the real world. Short and current news videos introduce each chapter. Each video is accompanied by multiple-choice and discussion questions, so that students can understand real-world context of what they're learning and stay engaged throughout the whole chapter.
• Labs (Lab): Students can perform real statistical analysis in class or online with premade and chapter-specific Stats Labs. Require students to use the instructor-selected data analysis tool to analyze a real data set, pulling together knowledge learned from that chapter and previous material to facilitate whole-picture learning.
• Project Milestones (PJT): Allow one place for students to ideate, collaborate, and submit a longer-term project. The four sequential milestones are:
1. Research Design
2. Gather Data
3. Analyze Data
4. Present Results
• Student Resources include Data Analysis Tool Instructions / Tech Guides for the below software. Can be used stand-alone or in conjunction with assessment items (Homework, Labs, or Project Milestones).
• TI-83/84 and TI-Nspire Calculator
• Excel
• JMP
• Minitab
• SPSS
• R
• Instructor Resources include Instructional Lecture Videos, hosted by Dana Mosely. These topic-specific videos provide explanations of key concepts, examples, and applications in a lecture-based format. Lecture PowerPoint slides are also available.

## Questions Available within WebAssign

Most questions from this textbook are available in WebAssign. The online questions are identical to the textbook questions except for minor wording changes necessary for Web use. Whenever possible, variables, numbers, or words have been randomized so that each student receives a unique version of the question. This list is updated nightly.

##### Question Group Key
general - Generalized Textbook Question
MI - Master It
MI.SA - Stand Alone Master It
SIP - Stats in Practice Video Question
Lab - Lab
PJT - Project Milestone

##### Question Availability Color Key
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Group Quantity Questions
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Chapter 1: Introduction: Variables and Processes in Statistics
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Chapter 4: Displaying and Summarizing Data for a Single Variable
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Chapter 9: Inference for a Single Categorical Variable
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Chapter 14: How Statistics Problems Fit into the Big Picture
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