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Jack W. Lewis

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Re: Coons Report
Posted: May 1, 1996 1:13 AM
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Al Coons wrote on 4/30/96 ...

Here is a quick list off my shelf of statistics books. I HAVE NO IDEA IF
THESE ARE APPROPRIATE but at first glance they are books I will look through
when the term is over. I would love feedback from anyone on these books:

Bluman, Allan. Elementary Statistics: A Step by Step Approach, 2nd ed.
WCB. 1995.
Hawley, Warren. Foundations of Statistics. Saunders College Publ. 1996.
Johnson, Richard & Bhaattacharyya, Gouri. Statistics: Principles and
Methods, 3rd Ed. Wiley. 1996.
Johnson, Robert. Elementary Statistics, 7 ed. ITP/Duxbury. 1996.
Mann, Prem. Introductory Statistics, 2nd. Edition. Wiley. 1995.
McClave, James T. & Dietrich, Frank. Statistics, 6th Ed.
Dellan/Macmillan. 1994.
Rossman, Allan. Workshop Statistics: Discovery with data.
Scheaffer, Richard et al. Activity-Based Statistics. Springer-Verlag.
Triola (I do not have the full reference, but other teachers have used this
book and are considering it).

Of the numerous books I read while developing our Statistics CrashCourse, my
three favorites are, in this order:

Levin, Richard I. and Rubin, David S, A Short Course in Business
Statistics, Prentice Hall, 1983.

Bluman, Allan. Elementary Statistics: A Step by Step Approach, 2nd ed.
WCB. 1995. [This was the first one on your list.]

Triola, Mario F. Elementary Statistics, Fourth Edition, The
Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Company, 1989 [This was the first one on your

I think all three of these books are excellent and teach Statistics in a way
that a highschool senior, college freshman or anyone wanting to learn the
subject can understand. There are no formal proofs or theorems, and the
mathematics required is at the Algebra level.

Jack W. Lewis
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