Fourth Edition   ©2018

Practice of Statistics in the Life Sciences

Brigitte Baldi (University of California, Irvine) , David S. Moore (Purdue University)

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-01337-6; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-01337-0; Format: Cloth Text, 768 pages


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SaplingPlus for The Practice of Statistics in the Life Sciences 4e provides students with a learning experience replete with text-specific resources and questions and powerful homework that teaches through meaningful hints, targeted feedback, and detailed solutions.

SaplingPlus includes the following features: 

Error-specific feedback: Every question becomes a teaching opportunity, addressing (correcting) students’ misconceptions.  

Full, detailed solutions with every question: Every question includes fully worked out solutions to reinforce concepts.

Personalized Instructor Support: We match educators with a Sapling Learning Client Success Specialist—a Ph.D. or master’s-level subject expert—who provides collaboration, software expertise, and consulting to tailor each course to fit your instructional goals. 

A variety of question types to build conceptual and computational understanding:   
    - Step-by-step questions: guide students through the steps of conducting statistical procedures.
    - Skill-builder questions: build skills in computing descriptive and test statistics.
    - Conclusion or interpretation questions: develop students’ ability to interpret and make conclusions.
    - Visualizations: bring statistics to life and allow students to interpret and manipulate various distributions.

Rich Library of Learning Aids:
    - StatClips: Whiteboard tutorials that combine dynamic animation, data sets, and interesting scenarios to help students understand the concepts in an introductory statistics course.
    - LearningCurve: Macmillan’s adaptive quizzing and personalized learning program that puts the concept of "testing to learn" into action
    - Statistical Applets: Students get hands-on opportunities to familiarize themselves with important statistical concepts and procedures, in an interactive setting that allows them to manipulate variables and see the results graphically.    - Video Technology Manuals (VTM): These popular videos guide students through their statistical software use. Available for Excel, SPSS, TI-83/84 calculators, JMP, Minitab, CrunchIt!, R Cmdr, and R.    - Math Review: This special content area provides practice with algebraic concepts and skills.

Choice of complimentary Statistical Software:

    - CrunchIT!, Macmillan’s Web-based statistical program with a familiar Excel®-like interface helps users carry out the statistical operations and graphing needed for an introductory statistics course and saves time when working with data.

    - JMP Student Edition (developed by SAS) is easy to learn and contains all the capabilities required for introductory statistics, business statistics, and statistics for the life sciences. Students have two-year subscription to JMP Student Edition through SaplingPlus