Encourages statistical thinking using innovative methods, technology, and a sense of humor. Inspired by the 2016 GAISE Report revision, Intro Stats 5th Edition (PDF) by De Veaux/Velleman/Bock uses innovative strategies to help college students think critically about data – while maintaining the ebook’s core concepts, coverage, and most importantly, readability.
By using technology and simulations to demonstrate variability at critical points throughout the course, the authors make it easier for statistics students to understand more complicated statistical later in the course (such as the Central Limit Theorem). In addition, university students get more exposure to large data sets and multivariate thinking, which better prepares them to be critical consumers of statistics in the 21st century.
The 5th Edition’s approach to teaching intro stats is revolutionary, while retaining its lively tone and popular features such as Think/Show/Tell examples.