Elementary Statistics by Mario Triola was first published in 1980. Subsequent editions are as follows: the 2nd edition in 1983, the 3rd edition in 1986, the 4th edition in 1989, the 5th edition in 1992, the 6th edition in 1995, the 7th edition in 1998, the 8th edition in 2001, the 9th edition in 2005, the 10th edition in 2006 and the most recent 11th edition in 2010. In 2001, Triola began producing versions of the textbook called Elementary Statistics using Excel, for courses where Excel is required. He integrated Excel throughout the entire text and included Excel-generated graphs and output, as well as detailed instructions for using the information. Other editions include Elementary Statistics Using the TI-83/84 Calculator, which includes instructions for using the TI-83 and TI-84 Plus calculators for statistics, with information on calculator functions, images of screen displays, and projects designed for the graphing calculators. More recent editions include a CD rom containing additional information and formulas not included in the textbook.
For over 30 years Mario Triola has been a Professor of Mathematics at Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie, New York. He has also worked as a consultant in the mathematical design of casino slot machines and has worked with legal advocates to identify salary inequities based on gender. He was honored with a Texty award by The Text and Academic Authors Association for his work on Elementary Statistics.
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His introductory textbook is highly regarded as a definitive source for understanding the basics of statistics with little or no prior knowledge of the subject. Students need only a High School algebra background to grasp the information provided in Elementary Statistics. Using a minimal mathematical focus, Triola has created a textbook that crosses a variety of academic disciplines including the social sciences of psychology and sociology, business, economics, engineering, the humanities, the physical sciences, the health fields, journalism, communications, and liberal arts. His student-friendly approach seeks to develop in the reader a core understanding of the basic concepts of statistics.
Triola expertly engages the reader by utilizing real life statistical data to illustrate the texts examples, applications and exercises. He directs the student in applying abstract ideas to real world examples allowing connections to be formed. Similar to methods used by professional statisticians, Triola seeks to foster conceptual understanding in the student, allowing them to think and view information statistically. Once gained this viewpoint will allow the application of statistics to virtually any area of education and the world.
The current edition of Elementary Statistics contains over 2000 exercises with nearly 82% using actual statistical information. It also includes hundreds of examples culled from real world statistics. Students seeking Elementary Statistics solutions are advised to search for their textbook on Cramster. Additional resources are available to the student including multimedia study guides, and websites containing online internet projects and data sets. Students and instructors may want to visit the companion websites for Triola’s textbooks here: http://wps.aw.com/aw_triola_stats_series/.