Features and Benefits

Supports learning through worked examples and practice opportunities

  • Updated - Step-by-Step Examples in every chapter examples emphasize the importance of thinking about a question, calculating results, and reporting findings (Think, Show, and Tell). Most of the examples and exercises are based on recent news stories, research articles, and other real-world sources. Many of those sources are listed so students can explore them further.
  • Updated - Hundreds of exercises were added and updated with the most recent data. Whenever possible, that data is provided at  www.pearsonhighered.com/bock.
  • Do the Math explanations and practice exercises help students review the arithmetic and algebra skills needed to successfully perform a statistical procedure.
  • What Have We Learned? chapter-ending study guides help students review key concepts and terms.

Pedagogical tools encourage statistical thinking and application

  • New - Extensive and integrated use of simulations – Almost every chapter uses simulations to introduce a new topic, illustrate a concept, or assist in analyzing data when traditional methods are insufficient.
    • Margin pointers direct students to explore these interactive applets and develop deeper understanding of key ideas. Applets can be found at pearsonhighered.com/bock.
    • Simulations help to address questions such as, “What does standard deviation mean?”; “What does ‘95% confident’ mean?”; and “How large should a sample be?”
  • Updated - TI Tips – Each chapter’s easy-to-read “TI Tips” now show students how to use TI-84 Plus CE Statistics functions with the StatWizard operating system. TI-Nspire Activities in the margins identify demonstrations and investigations for TI-Nspire handhelds to enhance each chapter. These can also be found on the book’s website (www.pearsonhighered.com/bock).

Check out the preface for a complete list of features and what's new in this edition.

Also available with MyMathLab® for School

MyMathLab® for School is the teaching and learning platform that empowers you to reach every student. By combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, MyMathLab for School personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student. With MyMathLab for School and StatCrunch®, an integrated web-based statistical software program, students learn the skills they need to interact with data in the real world.

  • Teach your course your way: Your course is unique. So whether you’d like to build your own assignments, teach multiple sections, or set prerequisites, MyMathLab for School gives you the flexibility to easily create your course to fit your needs.
    • Learning Catalytics: Now included in all MyMathLab for School courses, this student response tool uses students’ smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage them in more interactive tasks and thinking during lecture. Learning Catalytics™ fosters student engagement and peer-to-peer learning with real-time analytics. Access pre-built exercises created specifically for statistics.
  • Empower each learner: Each student learns at a different pace. Personalized learning pinpoints the precise areas where each student needs practice, giving all students the support they need – when and where they need it – to be successful.
    • Getting Ready for Statistics Question Library: This question library contains more than 450 exercises that cover the relevant review topics for a given section. These can be made available to students for extra practice or assigned as a prerequisite to other assignments.
  • Deliver trusted content: You deserve teaching materials that meet your own high standards for your course. That’s why we partner with highly respected authors to develop interactive content and course-specific resources that you can trust – and that keep your students engaged.
    • StatCrunch is a powerful web-based statistical software that allows users to perform complex analyses, share data sets, and generate compelling reports of their data. The vibrant online community offers tens of thousands of shared data sets for students to analyze, in addition to all of the data sets in the text or online homework. StatCrunch is integrated directly into MyMathLab for School.
    • New - StatCrunch Projects in MyMathLab for School provide opportunities for students to explore data beyond the classroom. In each project, students analyze a large data set in StatCrunchand answer corresponding, assignable questions for immediate feedback. StatCrunch Projects span the entire curriculum or focus on certain key concepts. Questions from each project can also be assigned individually.
    • New - Interactive Applet Modules help students visualize statistical concepts and apply them to real-world situations. Modules introduce students to a concept, walk them through an example, and close by asking them to answer a series of application questions. Interactive Applet Modules are assignable along with 13 existing standalone StatCrunch applets.
    • Enhanced video program: Updated Step-by-Step Example videos guide students through the process of analyzing a problem using the “Think, Show, and Tell” strategy from the textbook.
    • Conceptual Question Library: A library of 1000 Conceptual Questions in the Assignment Manager requires students to apply their statistical understanding.
  • Improve student results: When you teach with MyMathLab for School, student performance often improves. That’s why instructors have chosen MyMathLab for School for over 15 years, touching the lives of over 50 million students.

New To this Edition

  • Think/Show/Tell Step By Step Examples – In every chapter, these examples emphasize the importance of thinking about a question, calculating results, and reporting findings (Think, Show, and Tell). Most of the examples and exercises are based on recent news stories, research articles, and other real-world sources. Many of those sources are listed so students can explore them further
  • Hundreds of exercises were added and updated with the most recent data. Whenever possible, that data is provided at  www.pearsonhighered.com/bock.
  • Extensive and integrated use of simulations — Almost every chapter uses simulations to introduce a new topic,  illustrate a concept, or assist in analyzing data when traditional methods are insufficient.
    • Margin pointers direct students to explore these applets on the book’s website (www.pearsonhighered.com/bock) and develop deeper understanding of key ideas.
    • Simulations help to address questions such as, “What does standard deviation mean?”; “What does ‘95% confident’ mean?”; and “How large should a sample be?”

Check out the preface for a complete list of features and what's new in this edition.

Also available with MyMathLab for School

  • StatCrunch® Projects in MyMathLab for School provide opportunities for students to explore data beyond the classroom. In each project, students analyze a large data set in StatCrunchand answer corresponding, assignable questions for immediate feedback. StatCrunch Projects span the entire curriculum or focus on certain key concepts. Questions from each project can also be assigned individually.
  • Interactive Applet Modules help students visualize statistical concepts and apply them to real-world situations. Modules introduce students to a concept, walk them through an example, and close by asking them to answer a series of application questions. Interactive Applet Modules are assignable along with 13 existing standalone StatCrunch applets.
  • Enhanced video program – Updated Step-by-Step Example videos guide students through the process of analyzing a problem using the “Think, Show, and Tell” strategy from the textbook.