_x000C_Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis

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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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in statistics at Stanford University. He previously taught at the University of Florida and at Oberlin College and has had visiting appointments at Stanford, Harvard, the University of Washington, and New York University. From 1998 to 2006, Jay served as Chair of the Statistics Department at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. The Statistics Department at Cal Poly has an international reputation for activities in statistics education. In addition to this book, Jay has written several widely used engineering statistics texts and is currently working on a book in applied mathematical statistics. He is the recipient of a distinguished teaching award from Cal Poly and is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, cooking and eating good food, tennis, and travel to faraway places. He is especially proud of his wife, Carol, a retired elementary school teacher, his daughter Allison, who works for the Center for Women and Excellence in Boston, and his daughter Teri, who is finishing a graduate program in education at NYU.

ROXY PECK is Associate Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics and Professor of Statistics at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Roxy has been on the faculty at Cal Poly since 1979, serving for six years as Chair of the Statistics Department before becoming Associate Dean. She received an M.S. in Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Applied Statistics from the

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