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Elementary Statistics: A Step by Step Approach [Paperback]

by Allan G. Bluman
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February 1, 2011 9780071317030 978-0071317030 8th Revised edition
"Elementary Statistics: A Step By Step Approach" is for introductory statistics courses with a basic algebra prerequisite. The book is non-theoretical, explaining concepts intuitively and teaching problem solving through worked examples and step-by-step instructions. In recent editions, Al Bluman has placed more emphasis on conceptual understanding and understanding results, along with increased focus on Excel, MINITAB, and the TI-83 Plus and TI-84 Plus graphing calculators; computing technologies commonly used in such courses. The 8th edition of Bluman provides a significant leap forward in terms of online course management with McGraw-Hill's new homework platform, Connect Statistics - Hosted by ALEKS. Statistic instructors served as digital contributors to choose the problems that will be available, authoring each algorithm and providing stepped out solutions that go into great detail and are focused on areas where students commonly make mistakes. From there, the ALEKS Corporation reviewed each algorithm to ensure accuracy. The result is an online homework platform that provides superior content and feedback, allowing students to effectively learn the material being taught.

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About the Author

Allan G. Bluman is Professor of Mathematics at Community College of Allegheny County, near Pittsburgh. For the McKeesport and New Kensington Campuses of Pennsylvania State University, he has taught teacher-certification and graduate education statistics courses. Prior to his college teaching, he taught mathematics at a junior high school. Professor Bluman received his B.S. from California State College in California, Penn.; his M.Ed. from the University of Pittsburgh; and, in 1971, his Ed.D., also from the University of Pittsburgh. His major field of study was mathematics education. In addition to Elementary Statistics: A Step by Step Approach, Third Edition, and Elementary Statistics: A Brief Version, the author has published several professional articles and the Modern Math Fun Book (Cuisenaire Publishing Company). He has spoken and presided at national and local mathematics conferences and has served as newsletter editor for the Pennsylvania State Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges. He is a member of the American Statistical Association, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and the Mathematics Council of Western Pennsylvania. Al Bluman is married and has two children. His hobbies include writing, bicycling, and swimming.

Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Europe; 8th Revised edition edition (February 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780071317030
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071317030
  • ASIN: 0071317031
  • Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 8.4 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #709,118 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Be aware and beware January 2, 2013
By Mike A.
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Be aware that there are at least two versions of this book labeled as an eighth edition.

The version described on this page ISBN-10: 0073386103 / ISBN-13: 978-0077460396, the version I ordered (used).

Then there is the version I received ISBN-10: 0073386103 / ISBN-13: 978-0073386102, it is unclear if it is supposed to have a CD and Formula Card. The version I received had it, but another reviewer of that version did not receive it.

Beware that if you receive the latter version the Amazon sell back price is about half that of the former. Be sure to check the ISBN to make sure you receive the book you ordered. I wish I had!

As for the book itself, it seemed fine for the class taken. The CD was not really very useful, but you must buy what is required for the class.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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the material is easy to understand and the prof. follows the steps by step approach which makes the course very easy. i will definately recommand it to my friends.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Helpful text. March 5, 2012
By Kd
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If you are looking for a helpful book when it comes to statistics this is a good one. Easy to follow and written for the beginner.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Step by step, thorough and clear April 24, 2013
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Book itself is thorough though the CD did not work whatsoever on my computer.(It may work on yours?) Formula card was handy, but I could have easily done without it. My advice would be to double check ISBN on your receipt to the book itself immediately when you receive it, otherwise you will not be able to trade it in. There are identical books with different ISBN's out there.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy for students to understand June 30, 2013
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I find this text very easy for students to use and understand. I have used earlier version and this is excellent as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good book February 22, 2014
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This book is serving me well on statistics right now. There are a few flaws in this book that the author needs to update on and that is the answer section because it is such a big deal going back through your notes, professor and so forth.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect but no CD or Formula Sheet :( February 4, 2014
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The book came really fast, which was great because i didn't fall behind in class. It came in perfect condition, no pages missing or anything. One down side was that it did not come with the Data DC or the Formula Sheet, I didn't mind that it didn't come with the CD but I was really disappointed that there was no formula sheet because I need it for tests in my class. If it wasn't for that this book would have gotten 5 stars instead of 4. Before purchasing make sure it contains formula sheet, if not I was able to find it on google for free. Other than that the book is great and the way it is divided and set up is easy to follow, each lesson is explained perfectly and straight to the point.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Poor Delivery. February 3, 2014
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The book was so late it put my first three assignments in jeopardy and it did not have the formula sheet included at all.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Book Helped Me get through STATS
its a great book with good explanations. Definitely recommended. If you struggle with math this is a good tool you can use to pass statistics with a B or better.
Published 3 months ago by Rachel Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars It's definitely a book.
If you love math, you will enjoy this book.

If you have to take Stats to transfer to a university, but you don't like math and sometimes struggle with it and have to... Read more
Published 3 months ago by M. Hernandez
1.0 out of 5 stars DO NOT RENT FROM THIS COMPANY!!!
I decided to keep the book and was ok paying the book price which for a used copy of this book is in the range of 40-50 dollars. Well they charged me 250 dollars for the book! Read more
Published 3 months ago by Jacque
4.0 out of 5 stars I hate stats but the book made it good!
I took Elementary Statistics as an 8 week online accelerated bachelors level course using this book. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Jennifer
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Price
This textbook was delivered quickly. Correct edition for my college-level statistics course.
The only reason I gave it 3/5 stars- my order did not come with the Data CD or... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Anna R.
3.0 out of 5 stars Elementary Statistics
The book came in reasonable time and is the book I requested. Unfortunately the book is in poor shape and smells like cleaning supplies. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Hector Franco
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book for college classes
I used the prior version to take the same college class and everything is exactly the same. Thanks very much
Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Keeps on crashing, usless
it keeps on crashing on my kindle for the pc. Makes it impossible to use for reading or studying. Not even worth the rental.
Published 9 months ago by Marco Benitez
4.0 out of 5 stars Elementary Statistics: A step by step approach
It shows a step by step process working out problems. I am not an advance math person although it helped me to understand statistics better.
Published 9 months ago by J. Cook
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