Ninth Edition   ©2017

Statistics: Concepts and Controversies

David S. Moore (Purdue University) , William I. Notz (The Ohio State University)

  • ISBN-10: 1-4641-9293-6; ISBN-13: 978-1-4641-9293-7; Format: Paper Text, 672 pages


  • More emphasis on the use of technology for selecting an SRS in Chapter 2.
  • New Web exercise in Chapter 7 (Data Ethics) that raises the issue of experiments on animals.
  • New section on big data in Chapter 15 that discusses big data in the context of prediction and addresses the perception that big data, by virtue of being big, is free from pitfalls that plague traditional smaller data.
  • New optional section on inference as decision in Chapter 23.  This includes a discussion of Type I and II errors. 

“Check the Basics” exercises are straightforward multiple-choice problems that test students’ understanding of basic concepts.  
LaunchPad resources lists direct students to LaunchPad for tutorials and learning aids.
Examples and exercises, over one-third of each, were revised to reflect current data and a variety of topics.

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