Stats: Modeling the World, 5th edition

  • David E. Bock, 
  • Paul F. Velleman, 
  • Richard D. De Veaux, 
  • Floyd Bullard

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For courses in Introductory Statistics (algebra-based).

Gets students thinking statistically from the start

Stats: Modeling the World leads with practical data analysis and graphics to engage students and get them to think in a statistical context. Relevant examples and data along with the authors' signature Think, Show, and Tell problem-solving method help students learn to approach a question, solve the problem and communicate meaning.

In the 5th Edition, new co-author Floyd Bullard introduces a greater emphasis on simulations as a powerful pedagogical tool. Accompanying applets give students the opportunity to explore important ideas, providing greater conceptual depth that will prepare them to apply their statistical knowledge in this course and beyond.

Published by Pearson (January 1st 2021) - Copyright © 2019

ISBN-13: 9780137399451

Subject: Introductory Statistics

Category: Stats: Modeling the World



  • 1. Stats Starts Here
  • 2. Displaying and Describing Categorical Data
  • 3. Displaying and Summarizing Quantitative Data
  • 4. Understanding and Comparing Distributions
  • 5. The Standard Deviation as a Ruler and the Normal Model
  • Review of Part I: Exploring and Understanding Data


  • 6. Scatterplots, Association, and Correlation
  • 7. Linear Regression
  • 8. Regression Wisdom
  • 9. Re-expressing Data: Get It Straight!
  • Review of Part II: Exploring Relationships Between Variables


  • 10. Understanding Randomness
  • 11. Sample Surveys
  • 12. Experiments and Observational Studies
  • Review of Part III: Gathering Data


  • 13. From Randomness to Probability
  • 14. Probability Rules!
  • 15. Random Variables
  • 16. Probability Models
  • Review of Part IV: Randomness and Probability


  • 17. Sampling Distribution Models
  • 18. Confidence Intervals for Proportions
  • 19. Testing Hypotheses About Proportions
  • 20. More About Tests and Intervals
  • 21. Comparing Two Proportions
  • Review of Part V: From the Data at Hand to the World at Large


  • 22. Inferences About Means
  • 23. Comparing Means
  • 24. Paired Samples and Blocks
  • Review of Part VI: Learning About the World


  • 25. Comparing Counts
  • 26. Inferences for Regression
  • Review of Part VII: Inference When Variables Are Related
  • 27. Analysis of Variance* (online)
  • 28. Multiple Regression* (online)


A. Selected Formulas

B. Guide to Statistical Software

C. Answers

D. Photo and Text Acknowledgments

E. Index

F. Tables

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