Buy Collaborative Statistics on ✓ FREE SHIPPING on qualified orders. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Collaborative Statistics was written by Barbara Illowsky and Susan Dean, faculty members at De Anza College in Cupertino. Collaborative Statistics was written by Barbara Illowsky and Susan Dean, faculty members at De Anza College in Cupertino, California.

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No real issues noted related to the interface. Comments It’s not entirely clear to me what makes this text more collaborative than other instructional materials. The textbook was developed over several years and has been used in regular and honors-level classroom settings and in distance learning classes.

The contents are very typical of any introductory statistics book and more than enough for a 3-credit course for non-majors. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. The variance is also called variation due to treatment or explained variation. It gives a very clear, step by step set of instructions for taking a small simple random sample from an already given sampling frame.

For example, the sample may not be large enough. This will be a problem for a long time to come in on-line materials and is not limited to this text.

This chance seems to distinguish some group of people from a group of people. It also gives relatively clear instructions on how to create a frequency table and histogram including detailed instructions for calculating the bby of bars of width 1 statitics to graph data consisting of the integers 1, 2 ,3 ,4, 5, and 6.

Book covers the topics we currently cover in our Basic Statistics course read more. However, notation, vocabulary, and the overall presentation do not vary widely in this booik. The text does not teach any statistical software.


After reviewing this one and the one more standard one by the same authors, i am tempted to utilize this version. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I also notice that quite a number of the contingency table examples have either rows or columns or both which have ordered categories.

For example Page I am not a huge fan of this book. Although I understand that, from a pedagogical point of view, it is sometimes preferable to present students, statidtics at the introductory level, with a ‘simplified’ definition the can understand intuitively as opposed to a technically correct one that may confuse or discourage learning, a statisticcs explaining how this definition may not work in some situations is needed.

Although the sequence of topics I use is different from the text. This textbook is organized in a logical progression through introductory statistics.

I did notice that the text does not cover effect size and statistical power is only briefly covered. Collaborative Statistics by Barbara Illowsky. No other noted issues. The page you are attempting to access contains content that is not intended for underage readers.

The only major topic that is omitted is experimental design but that is not an important omission unless the course is for science or social science students. However, with the excellent modularity, this will not be an issue for me. I would like to consider adopting this as our text.

Is the bar graph ilowsky example 2. Creating lab work using R rather than a graphing calculator is not difficult. For example correlation and regression is covered in a manner wherein an instructor can cover this earlier in the sequence of topics.

The fact that it includes no other technology is a weakness.

For example, in the chapter on sampling it gives brief descriptions of different sampling methods but says nothing about the conditions under which one method is better than another. For example, one of the sections I will assign is “Histograms”, section 2.


I’m also excited that discussion prompts, collaborative explorations, and labs are integrated through each topical chapter rather than relegated to the end of the chapter. The statsitics covers all the areas needed for an Introduction to Statistics or Elementary Statistics. The text is nicely laid out and barbata and can be modularized depending on an instructors preference.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I don’t think so; a histogram here would have barbarw different bar widths. Return to Book Page. Only in the latter do I use the Greek letters which are used often in this book. The material was presented using very creative approaches that made it interesting and dare I say entertaining to read.

Collaborative Statistics

A textbook for learners of elementary statistics. Other than race and ethnicity, it is also important to me that a text is inclusive of people from different economic backgrounds. I prefer illustrations where the suggested technique is likely to be a good technique.

User interface is important for me in a math-based course and the material is arranged so densely that it was hard to parse. Since few of the examples or problems are topical, it will take them a long time to become dated.

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