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Workshop Statistics: Discovery with Data, Fourth Edition by Beth L. Chance, Allan J. Rossman

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Organization of Workshop Statistics

Workshop Statistics: Discovery with Data, Fourth Edition, is organized into seven units, each consisting of several topics. Each topic addresses one important idea and comprises these elements:

Overview sections present a motivating example and introduce the topic objectives within the context of material learned in previous topics.

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Preliminaries ask a series of questions designed to get students thinking about the contexts of studies and statistical issues explored in the topic.

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In-Class Activities guide students through a series of directed questions to explore the material for the topic within the context of authentic studies and using real data. Each topic contains four to six in-class activities. To facilitate student discovery and learning, in-class activities include these features:

  • Writing format provides enough space for students to record predictions, interpretations, and explanations in the textbook itself. This form of written self-discovery gives students opportunities to construct their own knowledge and communicate their statistical thinking.
  • Important Terms and Results are highlighted in shaded boxes. Important terms are defined early and revisited often.
  • Expository Paragraphs summarize major statistical concepts learned in the ...

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