**Statistics: Informed Decisions Using Data 5th Global Edition, ISBN-13: 978-1292157115**

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- Publisher: Pearson; 5th edition (January 3, 2016)
- Language: English
- 960 pages
- ISBN-10: 9780134133539
- ISBN-13: 978-0134133539

**KEY BENEFIT**: ** Statistics: Informed Decisions Using Data, Fifth Edition**, gives students the tools to see a bigger picture and make informed choices. As a current introductory statistics instructor, Mike Sullivan III presents a text that is filled with ideas and strategies that work in today’s classroom. His practical emphasis resonates with students and helps them see that statistics is connected, not only to individual concepts, but also with the world at large.

**KEY TOPICS**: GETTING THE INFORMATION YOU NEED; Data Collection; DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS; Organizing and Summarizing Data; Numerically Summarizing Data; Describing the Relation between Two Variables; PROBABILITY AND PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTIONS; Probability; Discrete Probability Distributions; The Normal Probability Distribution; INFERENCE: FROM SAMPLES TO POPULATION; Sampling Distributions; Estimating the Value of a Parameter; Hypothesis Tests Regarding a Parameter; Inferences on Two Samples; Inference on Categorical Data; Comparing Three or More Means; Inference on the Least-Squares Regression Model and Multiple Regression; Nonparametric Statistics.

**MARKET**: For anyone interested in introductory statistics.

With training in mathematics, statistics, and economics, **Mike Sullivan, III** has a varied teaching background that includes 15 years of instruction in both high school and college-level mathematics. He is currently a full-time professor of mathematics and statistics at Joliet Junior College. Mike has numerous textbooks in publication in addition to his Introductory Statistics Series, which include a Developmental Math series, and a Precalculus series, which he writes with his father, Michael Sullivan. Mike has built this book in the classroom, using feedback from his students. He is well aware of the challenges of students taking an introductory statistics course. His goal is for students to be more informed interpreters of data, so that they will be better decision-makers and have stronger critical-thinking skills. When not in the classroom or writing, Mike enjoys spending time with his three children, Michael, Kevin, and Marissa, and playing golf.

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