A condensed and more streamlined version of the very popular and widely used "Understandable Statistics," 7/e, this book offers instructors an effective solution to teaching the essentials of statistics within a more limited time frame. Designed to help students overcome their apprehension about statistics, "Understanding Basic Statistics" is a thorough, yet approachable text that provides plenty of guidance and informal advice demonstrating the links between statistics and the world. The Third Edition includes several new features that enhance learning and simplify instructor preparation. A robust set of technology resources, including a Video/DVD series, provides students with valuable reinforcement."HM StatPass Student CD-ROM," packaged free with every new student text, features the ComputerStat statistical software program, data sets, and a tutorial program. "Focus Points" found at the beginning of each section list the various concepts that will be covered in the section."Tech Notes" provide general tips on appropriate use of the TI-83 Plus, Minitab, and Excel. They also incorporate display screens from each of these technologies to help students work through a statistical problem and better understand the solution. Denoted by an icon, "Tech Notes" appear in section examples, when appropriate.Eduspace, powered by Blackboard, for the Brase "Understanding Basic Statistics" course features algorithmic exercises and test bank content in question pools.Corrinne Pellillo Brase is the author of 'Understanding Basic Statistics, Brief', published 2003 under ISBN 9780618315536 and ISBN 0618315535.