Beginning Statistics is designed as a learning tool to assist liberal arts students with mastering the basics of statistics. It also offers students with other majors, such as business, education, and psychology, a solid foundation for future statistics courses. This second edition of Warren, Denley, and Atchley’s Beginning Statistics continues in a relaxed conversational style, making the material accessible for the student and easy to understand. Examples and exercises include realworld data sets to pique student interest and allow students to connect the statistical concepts they are learning to the world. Technologyfocused examples and chapter technology sections offer easytofollow instructions for evaluating problems using your choice of a TI83/84 Plus calculator, Microsoft Excel, or Minitab. Chapter projects are also available to assign as longterm group or individual assignments. Combining the realworld focus and use of technology, Beginning Statistics provides students with the tools needed to understand and apply statistics throughout their educational and professional careers.


Chapter 1: 

Introduction to Statistics 
Chapter 2: 

Graphical Descriptions of Data 
Chapter 3: 

Numerical Descriptions of Data 
Chapter 4: 

Probability, Randomness, and Uncertainty 
Chapter 5: 

Discrete Probability Distributions 
Chapter 6: 

Normal Probability Distributions 
Chapter 7: 

The Central Limit Theorem 
Chapter 8: 

Confidence Intervals 
Chapter 9: 

Confidence Intervals for Two Samples 
Chapter 10: 

Hypothesis Testing 
Chapter 11: 

Hypothesis Testing (Two or More Populations) 
Chapter 12: 

Regression, Inference, and Model Building 
Appendix A: 

Statistical Tables 
Appendix B: 

Getting Started with Microsoft Excel 
Appendix C: 

Getting Started with Minitab 
Answer Key 
