Math: Collaborative Statistics

Collaborative Statistics
Dr. Barbara Illowsky, De Anza College
Susan Dean, De Anza College

About the book
About the authors
Table of contents
Reviews (4)
Copyright Year: 2008
Publisher: Connexions
License: Creative Commons (BY)
ISBN 13: 978-0-9787450-7-3
Formats available: 
• Online (free)  
• PDF (free) and ePub (free)
• B&W Paperback ($26.31)
Courses: Elementary Statistics, Intro. Statistics

About the book

Collaborative Statistics was developed over several years and has been used in regular and honors-level classroom settings and in distance learning classes. This textbook is intended for introductory statistics courses being taken by students at two– and four–year colleges who are majoring in fields other than math or engineering. Intermediate algebra is the only prerequisite. The book focuses on applications of statistical knowledge rather than the theory behind it. 
Collaborative Statistics is hosted by Connexions, a digital content platform founded by Rice University.  Connexions offers tools for both instructors and students that simplify using an open textbook.  There are guides and tutorials on the Connexions site that explain these features.
• Teacher’s Guidepractice exams, and other resources.
• Online homework through WebAssign ($25/student).
• Video lectures for each section.
This textbook has been used in classes at: Arkansas Tech University, CSU-Dominguez Hills, Frederick Community College, Sacramento City College, San Diego Mesa College, SFSU, SUNY Purchase,  University of Colorado, University of Toledo, Virginia Tech.  Add more.

About the authors

Dr. Barbara Illowsky and Susan Dean are faculty members at De Anza College in Cupertino, California.  

Table of contents

Additional Resources
Author Acknowledgements
Student Welcome Letter
1. Sampling and Data
2. Descriptive Statistics
3. Probability Topics
4. Discrete Random Variables
5. Continuous Random Variables
6. The Normal Distribution
7. The Central Limit Theorem
8. Confidence Intervals
9. Hypothesis Testing: Single Mean and Single Proportion
10. Hypothesis Testing: Two Means, Paired Data, Two Proportions
11. The Chi-Square Distribution
12. Linear Regression and Correlation
13. F Distribution and ANOVA
14. Appendix
15. Tables


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