Third Edition   ©2016

Discovering Statistics

Daniel T. Larose (Central Connecticut State University)

  • ISBN-10: 1-4641-4200-9; ISBN-13: 978-1-4641-4200-0; Format: Cloth Text, 910 pages

60% New and Revised Examples and 50% New and Updated Exercises
The new edition features over 4,100 exercises with options for all learning levels and styles. Examples and exercises cover a wide range of applications and use current, real data.

Expanded Technology Support
Step-by-Step Technology Guides at the end of most sections now include instructions and output screens for JMP and SPSS Statistical Software.

Your Turn
About half of the examples now conclude with a small set of exercises that can be used for assignments or self-testing review.

Check It Out
This feature at the end of a section ties Practicing the Techniques exercises back to specific examples in the chapter, helping students engage with the text and helping instructors more easily organize and assign exercises.

Eight brand new Chapter Case Studies
Topics include video game sales and clothing store sales.

Built around the most common issues teachers face, LaunchPad provides students with everything they need to prepare for class and exams. For instructors, LaunchPad offers everything needed to quickly set up a course (using pre-built units), customize content to a syllabus, craft presentations and lectures, assign and assess readings and activities, and guide the progress of individual students and the class as a whole.

With LaunchPad all online resources for the text are housed in one location, including:

  • An interactive e-Book combining a complete, online version of the textbook with digital assets linked at point of use.
  • LearningCurve provides students and instructors with powerful adaptive quizzing, a game-like format, direct links to the e-Book, and instant feedback.

    Statboard Examples illustrating difficult topics through stepped-out whiteboard explanations.
  • Statistical Software offerings include W.H.Freeman’s own CrunchIt!®, powered by R, and JMP Student Edition. Both options include pre-loaded data sets.
  • New Video Technology Manuals available for TI-83/84 calculators, Minitab, Excel, JMP, SPSS, R, Rcmdr, and CrunchIt!® provide brief instructions for using specific statistical software through short video clips.


  • Statistical Video Series
  • StatTutor tutorials
  • Statistical Applets
  • Stats@Work Simulations
  • EESEE case studies