Introductory Statistics
Second Edition   ©2015

Introductory Statistics

A Problem Solving Approach

Stephen Kokoska (Bloomsburg University)

  • ISBN-10: 1-4641-1169-3; ISBN-13: 978-1-4641-1169-3; Format: Cloth Text

W.H. Freeman’s breakthrough online course space offers:

  • Pre-built Units for each chapter, curated by experienced educators, with media for each chapter organized and ready to assign or customize to suit your course.
  • All online resources for the text in one location, including an interactive e-book, LearningCurve adaptive quizzing, Try It Now exercises, StatTutor, video tech manuals, statistical applets, CrunchIt! statistical software, EESEE case studies, lecture videos, and optional sections.
  • Intuitive and useful analytics, with a Gradebook that lets you see how your class is doing individually and as a whole.
  • A streamlined interface that lets instructors build an entire course in minutes.

Revised Solution Trail Exercises
Kokoska’s unique Solution Trail framework in the text margin serves as a unique guide for approaching and solving the problems. To allow students to put this guidance to use, exercise sets now feature questions that ask students to create their own Solution Trails.

Approximately 40% New and Updated Exercises and Examples

New Concept Check Exercises
Each exercise set opens with true/false, fill-in-the-blank, and short-answer questions that help students solidify their understanding of essential statistical concepts.

New Chapter 0
This introductory chapter eases students into the course and Kokoska’s approach. It includes about a dozen exercises that teachers can assign for first day of class, helping students settle into the course more easily.

Revised Chapter Openers to include "Looking Forward/Looking Back"

"Looking Back"
recaps key concepts learned in prior chapters. "Looking Forward" lists the key learning objectives covered in the chapter.

New "Last Step" Exercises Based on the Chapter Opening Question
The chapter-opening question is presented again as an exercise at the end of the chapter, to close the concept and application loop, as a last step.

Try It Now References
Most examples include a reference to a related exercise in the end-of-chapter set. With this, students can test their understanding of the examples’ concepts and techniques immediately.

More Statistical Technology Integration
In addition to Excel, Minitab, and TI-84C, the new edition incorporates output screens from Freeman’s CrunchIt!, as well as from JMP, in the narrative and examples (both software packages are available free of charge in LaunchPad).