"It has some exciting innovations in addressing the needs of diverse learning styles."
Marlene Will, Spalding University
"Overall, the exercises are excellent. They lead students to discoveries about the concepts."
Reva Fish, State University of New York, Buffalo
"The data is relevant and examples are used to introduce topics. There is a strong emphasis on understanding material rather than just memorizing."
Jennifer Borrello, Grand Rapids Community College
"There are exercises and activities designed to be thought-provoking and to get students to use common sense and reason. Every effort as been made to make an interesting and readable text for the student and to provide the instructor with a wealth of material to choose from."
Kelly Chen, Florida Gulf Coast University
"The Larose text is very readable, student friendly, has excellent exercise sets and breaks down statistical concepts very well."
Traci Reed, Saint John’s River Community College
"According to statistics reform movement, teaching statistics should emphasize statistical thinking, more data and concepts, and foster active learning. Larose’s text accomplishes all three."
Wendy Miao, El Camino Community College
"Very nice layout with an abundance of extremely appealing examples and exercises. A thoughtfully developed text."
Glenn Weber, Christopher Newport University
"I liked that the text went back and refreshed one’s memory with things from the previous sections, quizzes, and calculator picture instructions."
Casey Wilkinson, St. John’s River Community College
"The examples are relevant and concise, making it easier to recognize problems on tests."
Anthony Savoia, Brevard Community College
"The text was very insightful. It gave exact examples in relation to the problems being asked at the end of each section. The author appeared to really want to make the reader understand the material."
Alen Alic, University of West Georgia
"The technology guides don’t just explain how to use the calculator. They go a step further and give you actual results to examples so that you can determine whether you have mastered the process correctly."
Jacque Yingst, St. John’s River Community College
"I really appreciated ‘The Big Picture’ description as a sort of road map, or ‘you are here’ picture that puts into perspective the current chapter, relative to the adjacent chapters."
Glen L. Stone, Macon State College
"The Larose text distinguishes itself in the ‘Discovering Your Statistical Sense’ features. Many texts focus on covering the method and steps required to complete a task. This feature encourages students to stop and consider the implications of what they are doing."
Todd Hendricks, Georgia Perimeter College
"I really like the feature ‘What Result Might We Expect.’ This helps students formulate their thoughts as to what could result and it recaptures the ideas previously presented but in a problem setting. I would use this approach in problem solving. The author does a good job of helping the student think intuitively before working the problem."
Karen Smith, University of West Georgia
"…the "What-if" scenarios go a long way to helping students develop a more intuitive understanding and approach to the art and science of statistics."
Peg Balachowski, Everett Community College
"These exercises are excellent. I have shared them with some of my colleagues and all that have seen them loved them."
Wanda Eanes, Macon State College