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Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis

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Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis
Third Edition
Roxy Peck
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Chris Olsen
George Washington High School, Cedar Rapids, IA

Jay Devore
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

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Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis, Third Edition Roxy Peck, Chris Olsen, Jay Devore

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About the Authors
puter Teacher of the Year award in 1988 and received the Siemens Award for Advanced Placement in mathematics in 1999. Chris is a frequent contributor to the AP Statistics Electronic Discussion Group and has reviewed materials for The Mathematics Teacher, the AP Central web site, The American Statistician, and the Journal of the American Statistical Association. He currently writes a column for Stats magazine. Chris graduated from Iowa State University with a major in mathematics and, while acquiring graduate degrees at the University of Iowa, concentrated on statistics, computer programming, psychometrics, and test development. Currently, he divides his duties between teaching and evaluation; in addition to teaching, he is the assessment facilitator for the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Community Schools. In his spare time he enjoys reading and hiking. He and his wife have a daughter, Anna, who is a graduate student in Civil Engineering at Cal Tech. JAY DEVORE earned his undergraduate degree in Engineering Science from...
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