Alan Agresti and Chris Franklin have merged their research and classroom experience to develop this successful introductory statistics text. Statistics: The Art and Science of Learning from Data, Third Edition, helps students turn out to be statistically literate by encouraging them to ask and answer interesting statistical questions. It takes the ideas that have turned statistics into a central science in up to date life and makes them accessible and engaging to students without compromising important rigor.
The Third Edition has been edited for conciseness and clarity to keep students focused at the main concepts. The data-wealthy examples that feature intriguing human-interest topics now include topic labels to signify which statistical topic is being applied. New learning objectives for every chapter appear within the Instructor’s Edition, making it easier to plan lectures and Chapter 7 (Sampling Distributions) now comprises simulations along with the mathematical formulas.