This volume takes a hands-on approach to the introduction of basic statistical methods, using a highly interactive method. Readers are taught to ask "why" and think like a statistician to find the logical solution. With its strong emphasis on data analysis, the book gives readers the skills to understand and interpret a variety of statistical results. Provides an overview of the basic components of decision-making and using statistical ideas. Helps readers master the language of statistics, the importance of a p-value, and the meaning of statistical significance. Includes coverage of current topics such as power of the test and effect size, bootstrap, and blocking designs in experiments. Usesexamples frombusiness, sports, economics, and more to address a wide range of interests. Includes chapter-ending TI Quick Steps for using calculators to enter, manipulate, and plot data. For anyone interested in learning more about statistics.