Introduction to Statistical Reasoning by Gary Smith
9780070592766 This text focuses on the analysis of data and the interpretation of results rather than the computational methods of statistics. Its examples are taken from a broad range of disciplines and screen shots from the more popular software packages are included to display data and graphics. Mathematical derivations are minimized, so encouraging the student to use a calculator or computer to perform the computations. Various technology options give the student a range of methods for performing the statistical computations. The section on uses and misuses of statistics shows how statistics are presented by graphs and charts.