- Hardcover: 864 pages
- Publisher: Pearson; 4 edition (January 24, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0321854012
- ISBN-13: 978-0321854018
- Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 1.4 x 11 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 39 customer reviews
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About the Author
David E. Bock taught mathematics at Ithaca High School for 35 years. He has taughtStatistics at Ithaca High School, Tompkins-Cortland Community College, Ithaca College, and Cornell University. Dave has won numerous teaching awards, including the MAA’s Edyth May Sliffe Award for Distinguished High School Mathematics Teaching (twice), Cornell University’s Outstanding Educator Award (three times), and has been a finalist for New York State Teacher of the Year.
Dave holds degrees from the University at Albany in Mathematics (B.A.) and Statistics/Education (M.S.). Dave has been a reader and table leader for the AP Statistics exam, serves as a Statistics consultant to the College Board, and leads workshops and institutes for AP Statistics teachers. He also served as K–12 Education and Outreach Coordinator and a senior lecturer for the Mathematics Department at Cornell University. His understanding of how students learn informs much of this book’s approach.
Dave and his wife relax by biking or hiking, and when not at home near Ithaca can often be found in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. They have a son, a daughter, and four grandchildren.
Richard D. De Veaux is an internationally known educator and consultant. He hastaught at the Wharton School and the Princeton University School of Engineering, where he won a “Lifetime Award for Dedication and Excellence in Teaching.” Since 1994, he has taught Statistics at Williams College. He is currently the C. Carlisle and Margaret Tippit Professor of Statistics at Williams College. Dick has won both the Wilcoxon and Shewell awards from the American Society for Quality. He is an elected member of the International Statistics Institute (ISI) and a fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA). In 2008, he was named Statistician of the Year by the Boston Chapter of the ASA. Dick is also well known in industry, where for more than 25 years he has consulted for such Fortune 500 companies as American Express, Hewlett-Packard, Alcoa, DuPont, Pillsbury, General Electric, and Chemical Bank. Because he consulted with Mickey Hart on his book Planet Drum, he has also sometimes been called the “OfficialStatistician for the Grateful Dead.” His real-world experiences and anecdotes illustrate many of this book’s chapters.
Dick holds degrees from Princeton University in Civil Engineering (B.S.E.) and Mathematics (A.B.) and from Stanford University in Dance Education (M.A.) and Statistics (Ph.D.), where he studied dance with Inga Weiss and Statistics with Persi Diaconis. His research focuses on the analysis of large data sets and data mining in science and industry.
In his spare time, he is an avid cyclist and swimmer. He also is the founder and bass for the doo-wop group, the Diminished Faculty, and is a frequent singer and soloist with various local choirs, including the Choeur Vittoria of Paris, France. Dick is the father of four children.
Paul F. Velleman has an international reputation for innovative Statistics education.He is the author and designer of the multimedia Statistics program ActivStats, for which he was awarded the EDUCOM Medal for innovative uses of computers in teaching statistics, and the ICTCM Award for Innovation in Using Technology in College Mathematics. He also developed the award-winning statistics program, Data Desk, and the Internet site Dataand Story Library (DASL; lib.stat.cmu.edu/DASL/), which provides data sets for teaching Statistics. Paul’s understanding of using and teaching with technology informs much of this book’s approach.
Paul teaches Statistics at Cornell University in the Department of Statistical Sciences, for which he has been awarded the MacIntyre prize for Exemplary Teaching. He holds an A.B. from Dartmouth College in Mathematics and Social Science, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Statistics from Princeton University, where he studied with John Tukey. His research often deals with statistical graphics and data analysis methods. Paul co-authored (with David Hoaglin) ABCs of Exploratory Data Analysis. Paul is a Fellow ofthe American StatisticalAssociation and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Paul is the father of two boys.
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The examples the book uses to explain concepts are straight-forward and easy to follow, which helps in understanding. There are also "Just Checking" sections that help re-inforce what is being discussed, and contain simple questions that are not too difficult. It is a good way to build confidence in the reader.
There are also lots of fun and funny footnotes dispersed throughout the book, which provide a quick laugh from time to time. The book provides lots of relevant examples, and includes real-world people and situations that are very useful.
I recommend this book for learning or teaching a statistics class. Students should also enjoy it, if they take the time to read it.
I purchased this book for a statistics course and also needed a software package called ActivStats. other book stores couple the two in a package but no where on this description did it say it included ActivStats. As a result, I purchased the software for $30 from Amazon as well. I received both of them and had two versions of ActivStats (it does come with this book) so had to send one back for barely a 1/3 refund because its software and because technically it was my mistake (even if Amazon did not mention the cd being included with the book).