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Lee E. Kucera

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Re: Richard Schaeffer's comments
Posted: May 7, 1996 12:00 AM
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You asked which book is out of print. According to International Thompson
Publishing, the distributor and PWS-Kent, the publisher, the Koopmans book,
Introduction to Contemporary Statistical Methods, 1987, has been out of print
for a while and no revisions are planned. All the other books on the
recommended text list are available.

I appreciate your comment that many books could work for this course with
proper supplementation. I realize that the Moore McCabe book is the most
complete book currently available. However, it is so dry and uninspiring, I
would prefer to use a less complete book that is more interesting to high
school students and supplement where needed. The books I am currently looking
at (but I'm open to suggestions from anyone) are:
Johnson, Robert. Elementary Statistics, 7th edition. ITP/Duxbury. 1996.
Triola, Mario. Elementary Statistics, 6th edition. Addison Wesley. 1995.

I'm encouraging my students to purchase the text to have as a reference book
(not requiring--we are a public school). Hopefully, enough students will
purchase them that I can have the money to adopt new textbooks in 2 or 3 years
as the authors/publishers get with the AP objectives.

I would really like to hear of peoples' successes/failures with the various
books out there. Textbook selection time is upon us.

And thanks again to Al for organizing us in San Diego and Penni for hosting us.

Lee Kucera
Capistrano Valley H. S.
Mission Viejo, CA 92692

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