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# Elementary Statistics (13th Edition)

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## Book Preface

Statistics permeates nearly every aspect of our lives. From opinion polls, to clinical trials in medicine, selfdriving cars, drones, and biometric security, statistics influences and shapes the world around us. Elementary Statistics forges the relationship between statistics and our world through extensive use of a wide variety of real applications that bring life to theory and methods.

Goals of This Thirteenth Edition
Foster personal growth of students through critical thinking, use of technology, collaborative work, and development of communication skills.
Incorporate the latest and best methods used by professional statisticians.
Include features that address all of the recommendations included in the Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) as recommended by the American Statistical Association.
Provide an abundance of new and interesting data sets, examples, and exercises, such as those involving biometric security, cybersecurity, drones, and smartphone data speeds.
Enhance teaching and learning with the most extensive and best set of supplements and digital resources.
Audience ,Prerequisites
Elementary Statistics is written for students majoring in any subject. Algebra is used minimally. It is recommended that students have completed at least an elementary algebra course or that students should learn the relevant algebra components through an integrated or corequisite course available through MyStatLab. In many cases, underlying theory is included, but this book does not require the mathematical rigor more appropriate for mathematics majors.

Hallmark Features
Great care has been taken to ensure that each chapter of Elementary Statistics will help students understand the concepts presented. The following features are designed to help meet that objective of conceptual understanding.
Real Data
Hundreds of hours have been devoted to finding data that are real, meaningful, and interesting to students. 94% of the examples are based on real data, and 92% of the exercises are based on real data. Some exercises refer to the 32 data sets listed in
Appendix B, and 12 of those data sets are new to this edition. Exercises requiring use of the Appendix B data sets are located toward the end of each exercise set and are marked with a special data set icon .
Real data sets are included throughout the book to provide relevant and interesting realworld statistical applications including biometric security, selfdriving cars, smartphone data speeds and use of drones for delivery. Appendix B includes descriptions of the 32 data sets that can be downloaded from the companion website www. pearsonhighered.com/triola or www.TriolaStats.com.

The companion website and TriolaStats.com include downloadable data sets in formats for technologies including Excel, Minitab, JMP, SPSS, and TI83>
84 Plus calculators. The data sets are also included in the free Statdisk software, which is also available on the website.
Great care, enthusiasm, and passion have been devoted to creating a book that is readable, understandable, interesting, and relevant. Students pursuing any major are sure to find applications related to their future work.
Website
This textbook is supported by www.pearsonhighered.com/triola and the author’s website www.TriolaStats.com which are continually updated to provide the latest digital resources for the Triola Statistics Series, including:
Statdisk: A free robust statistical software package designed for this book.
Probabilities
Through Simulations, Glossary of Statistical Terms and Formulas and Tables.
Online instructional videos created specifically for the 13th Edition that provide stepbystep technology instructions.
Triola Blog which highlights current applications of statistics, statistics in the news and online resources.
Contact link providing oneclick access for instructors and students to contact the author, Marty Triola, with questions and comments.