Available 12.22.2017
Eighth Edition   ©2018

The Basic Practice of Statistics

David S. Moore (Purdue University) , William I. Notz (The Ohio State University) , Michael A. Fligner (University of California at Santa Cruz)

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-04257-0; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-04257-8; Format: Cloth Text, 654 pages

New Data Sets

New and updated examples and exercises, approximately 30% throughout the text, ensure that the content remains timely and relevant—and real!

Contents changes and reorganization
Based on the valuable feedback of instructors using The Basic Practice of Statistics as well as reviewers’ comments, the following changes enhance how statistics is taught today.

  • Chapter 5. Coverage of big data added to the end of chapter 5 as an optional section
  • Chapter 13. The order of topics in Chapter 13 has been rearranged.  Conditional probability is now introduced using two-way tables of counts and the Bayes theorem is included as an optional section.
  • Chapter 20. Section 20.8 “Resampling and standard errors” removed. (All resampling material now in online Chapter 32.)
  • Chapter 21. Section 21.9 “Permutation tests” removed. (All resampling material now in online Chapter 32.)
  • Chapters 27 and 30. Coverage of multiple comparisons will be removed from the online Chapter 30 “More About Analysis of Variance” and will be integrated into <print text> Chapter 27 “One-way ANOVA.” Chapter 30 will now cover only two-way ANOVA.
  •  Chapter 32 “Resampling: Permutation Tests and the Bootstrap”; “new” online chapter written to address courses that cover resampling.

Online technology appendices

The software basics technology appendices have been expanded to include more software options and moved online for convenient access www.macmillanhighered.com/bps8e.