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1. Elementary Statistics, Ninth Edition by Mario F. Triola  
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needs improvement
Excellent text for a intro course in stats.
very good intro stats book It is not intended for math majors. I don't understand why reviewers are criticizing it for it not being more rigorous. It has enough depth for intro undergrad stats, yet is adaptable to lower levels so some of the boneheads I have in high school can comprehend. Excellent explanations. Very readable. Decent problem sets. I approve.
thank you!
Frank 
2. MP: Elementary Statistics with CDROM by Allan G. Bluman, Allan Bluman  
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I used this book for an online stats with ease.
Excellent Statistics Book 
3. Statistics for Business and Economics (Statistics for Business & Economics) by David R. Anderson, Dennis J. Sweeney, Thomas A. Williams  
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4. Differential Equations with BoundaryValue Problems by Dennis G. Zill, Michael R. Cullen  
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excellent text for selflearners and nonfreaks Why is it good? It explains things in clear language. The proofs are laid out clearly. There are lots of example problems with solutions. This was critical in the portion of the book where he explains how to solve d.e.'s with variable coefficients. The book makes differential equations look interesting, which is important to capture readers. Zill also has a calc book, and mygoodness, that book was sort of repulsive b/c of the 70's style printing and the nasty brown colors. Looks are always a big thing, back then and now. I'm not sure how applicable this text is for hardcore math majors, but definitely, if you are in engineering and don't require any weird esoteric understanding of the proofs that math people might need, this is text worth referring to. I can't comment on the BVP, though... However, it helped me to earn an A+ at Cal that first semester as a freshman, so he must be doing something right.
P's and Q's
Good book, for the most part.
Classic Old Text
interesting 
5. The Basic Practice of Statistics, Third Edition by David S. Moore  
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A Stand Alone Math Instructor
Fun but most students found it difficult to follow
Good introduction to statistics
Jumps into things, but uses great examples
Worthless book good only for fire 
6. Implementing Six Sigma: Smarter Solutions Using Statistical Methods, Second Edition by Forrest W. Breyfogle III  
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A clear roadmap to successful Six Sigma implementation The unique value of the book is in it's multitiered approach to each of these issues. Concepts are introduced, discussed and documented in several levels of detail, each suitable to a different reader, from the nontechnical senior executive, through the implementing functional manager, to the working quality engineer. An excellent glossary and extensive reference tables make this book a valuable addition to any professional reference library. Pragmatic "how to" guidelines make it an easy to follow roadmap for successful Six Sigma implementation.
A "Must Have" for Six Sigma and QE Practitioners First of all, Six Sigma is defined as a system that improves business performance through cost reduction and revenue growth by improving all business processes and increasing customer satisfaction. It is not just a quality improvement system. Second, all of the statistical tools are described, explained and illustrated with real world examples. And in addition: In other words, if you want to make real improvements in real life business situations, this is the book to show you how to do it. Also, if you want to pass the ASQ Six Sigma Black Belt certification exam, there is no better text.
A Very Comprehensive Source Forrest Breyfogle has been a quality leader in our community (Austin, Texas) for a number of years. I knew him since his days at IBM in the early '90s. That doesn't mean that I can't give an unbiased view of this book, however. Note I'm not giving it 5 stars as some have done. I am trying to give it a fair assessment, however. I've seen many technical books of this nature written in a more conversational way that are a little easier to read with better vocabulary, grammar, and organization. But if you want a book that covers it all, there is nothing out there I know of that can beat this one. This book claims to focus on both product and service quality. However, as with many books that claim to cover the service sector, it is a little weak in that area. There are some books that cover services better than this one, I think, and so if that is your specialty, you may want to use one of those books to supplement the treatment of six sigma in this book. I like "Ultimate Six Sigma" by Keki Bhote. That book uses the concept of NOAC (Next Operation As Customer) to drive interdepartmental process improvement. Bhote is a big fan of Dorian Shainin, the consummate engineer of quality tools, and he is now arrogantly calling some of the Shainin tools "Shainin/Bhote" tools. But I've seen a lot of books that look like advertising brochures for consultants. His and Breyfogle's book both have that fault. But I have to like them simply because they are comprehensive, authoritative, and useful. I think the advertising brochure syndrome is really the fault of publishers that let authors get away with it. I would think a respected technical publisher like Wiley would not accept that kind of tone in any of its books. But like "Coke C2" and low carb bread, we are swamped with advertising from every direction and it only gets worse. Another good book you might want to consider is "Lean Six Sigma for Service" by Michael L. George. This book specializes in only the service sector and is therefore, a very good book for that kind of work with some excellent case studies. *Service Mark of Smarter Solutions
Hastily Assembled and Poorly Organized As a provider of Six Sigma Training and a certifed Black Belt myself, I had expected better from one of the most recognized names in the field. Breyfogle and his team have assembled several meaningful aspects of the Six Sigma art. However, any sense of flow or logical progression were interrupted by commercials for his company's "unique" approach. His team's frequent use of poorly defined vocabulary added to the confusion. Most disturbing, however, was the characterization of the value of the "wisdom of the organization", which could mislead potential implementers of the method to minimize the critical need for empirical data collection and analysis. They seem to promote the the more typical, "Ask Larry, he knows". Typos, confusing sentence structure, and poor publishing practices lead me to wonder if Dr. B reads his own defect reduction philosophies. The Voice of the Customer in this instance says: el Stinko. If you buy this book, you will find use in it. It's a good collection of techniques and ideas, and many of the examples are helpful. However, I would suggest looking for something cheaper and more professionally executed. The price may lead you to believe that this is the consumate work of the field. If it is, I guess that's good news for you and me. Without much effort, we could write and publish a better Six Sigma book than this shallow collection of Clip Art, rambling prose, and poorly referenced diagrams.
Better than Ever Like the previous edition, it is a highly informative book that illustrates how to tightly integrate balanced scorecard metrics with improvement techniques, to include Lean, Six Sigma, and theory of constraints (TOC) tools. Breyfogle's expanded stepbystep project execution roadmap illustrates when Lean/Six Sigma tools can be used to significant effect throughout the definemeasureanalyzeimprovecontrol (DMAIC) improvement cycle in a variety of settings. Other reviewers in the field have found the new book to be of significant value as well. In the same publication, William Parr, Department of Statistics at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, stated "This is the best overall reference, providing encyclopedic coverage of statistical and statistically related topics that are of use in Six Sigma work. With this welldeserved professional recognition, Breyfogle firmly positions himself as a worldclass authority in the application of successful techniques to the implementation of Six Sigma  and his latest work as the "how to" guide to success. ... Read more 
7. Using Multivariate Statistics (4th Edition) by Barbara G. Tabachnick, Linda S. Fidell, Barbara Tabachnick, Linda Fidell  
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One one of the best applied stat. books ever, excellent!
It's a classic, the first big buy for MV stats
Putting the 't' back into statistics ...
Tabachnik's Multivariate Statistics
Good How to Do Books Given the increasingly userfriendly statistical software on the market, this book offers a quick antidote for the rising number of button pushers, by showing budding statisticians the implications of using a technique ignorantly. This is done without making the technique inscrutable to the reader. While the new edition offers some additional information  the cost conscious buyer could easily find considerable value in older editions. ... Read more 
8. Elementary Statistics: Picturing the World (2nd Edition) by Ron Larson, Elizabeth Farber  
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Elementary Statistics by Larson et al. This book could be covered in one semester with the following Moving Averages Chi Square Chapter 10 Theory of Expected Value General Review and Finals The appendix of the work contains an excellent presentation
Confusing!
A terrible...book. The only reason I had to buy the book was to do the problem set. The book itself has terrible organization as a reference, where a few crutial concepts are discussed briefly, in a overwhelming mixture of examples and practice problems. Perhaps this is all well if you are trying to read the text from cover to cover, but unfortunately that won't help student learn any faster if they have to mull over unimportant details outside of the lecture. Edward Tufte will have a field day with the barrage of unnecessary use of color and unprofessional (confusing) layout of the charts, tables and graphs (what he calls "the ducks"). The conventions used in the books are used inconsistently, and *every* page has at least three colors, which drives up the printing cost for no good reason other than profit. Furthermore, it is printed on glossy paper, where it's glare will strain the eyes and it is hard to mark with pencil. I will preach against using glossy paper for texts until someone listens! Fortunately, the book calms down after the absolutely terrible first three chapters, but it still manages to waste pages and pages on useless information (to most) such as stepbystep instruction on how to use a TI83 calculator  each time I open a page filled with screen shot of applications that I will never touch, I feel insulted and ripped off. Why not use the CD for these screenshots?? Doesn't TI83 come with a user's manual??? I understand that the book strives to be a tutorial, augmenting what a poorly trained instructor may miss during a lecture, but it also tries to be a textbook which supplements a lecture. Unfortunately, the two concepts do not mix well together in a book. This is a worthless book after the lecture, and I do not intend to keep it for reference. I have "inherited" DeVore & Peck's "Statistics: Exploration and Analysis of Data"  and found that to be more informative and engaging introduction to statistics and probability. It is sad to hear that Larson & Farber is a popular book  it makes me shudder to think of all the highschool students out there learning the horrible examples of presentation of data. I hope that these authors will realize that insulting the readers' intelligence by diluting the content will only alienate them. I hope they fix their ways.
Very Ambitious Introduction to Stat! 
9. Elementary Statistics Update (9th Edition) by Mario F. Triola  
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10. Data Analysis and Decision Making with Microsoft Excel (with InfoTrac and CDROM) by S. Christian Albright, Wayne Winston, Christopher Zappe  
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Better Title: Intro to Statistics using Excel Addins
Serious Excel 2000 Problem
No trouble with Excel
MS Office 2000 compatability problems!!
Excellent MBA  level textbook and software. 
11. Statistics (9th Edition) by James T. McClave, Terry L. Sincich  
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Wonderful Introductory Text
Is there a solution manual for this book???? Thanx Norma_Zuniga@yahoo.com
Probablity and counting methods sections weak as usual,
Excellent text for Advanced Placement statistics course 
12. Statistical Inference by George Casella, Roger L. Berger  
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Outstanding though challenging intro to math. stat. Quibbles apart, Casella & Berger is a demanding but most rewarding and stimulating introduction to (socalled) mathematical statistics, and in particular it is exceptionally dependable and witty. Beginning students may require some complementary material in the form of standard exercises and workedout examples.
Excellent introduction to mathematical staticstics, but... In my opinion, to read this book you Do need a strong background in calculus. Having taken courses like real analysis, introductory probability/statistics is helpful but not so necessary. Most difinitions and proofs are clear and precise. The examples are good, but the authors quite often refer to the previous ones, which may be anoying for many readers. The excercises are great but take a lot of time to work out. In my case, each one took me about one hour on average. And I feel that quite some problems require "mathematics" besides knowlege of statistics. I recommend that you solve as many excercises as possible. Our Professor assigned at least 20 from each chapter as homework. One more thing, I bought the first printing of the book, and found quite a few typos. You can download from the author's homepage the errata list but that doesn't cover all. In conclusion if you are a serious math student interested in mathematical statistics, I think this is a good book for you.
Probably the best book for a newcomer to statistics
Excellent textbook for introductory to modern statistics My belief was strengthened after completing the reading of CasellaBerger's "Statistical Inference" and R. Durrett's "Probability", that one must keep away from mathematicians as far as possible since your life will be tough if you are close to them. And as for myself, I won't do research in probability since the book "Probability" gave me the impression that more mathematicians are involved in the area of probability theory. I'll go with Casella Berger, concentrate on the filed of statistical inference since scientists in this particular field are trying to make our lives better. For those who indeed want to learn statistics and who have no strong specific back ground, I strongly recommend Casella Berger's "Statistical Inference"!
very good, but it is difficult material for many people 
13. Multivariate Data Analysis (5th Edition) by Joseph F Hair, Ronald L Tatham, Rolph E. Anderson, William Black  
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The Magic Multivariate Book
A GREAT reference I use it as a reference to refresh myself on a technique, or to consult when I run into a problem this book has yet to let me down and has been able to answer any question or solve any problem that I've had. You see this book cited in academic behavioral research, but the book does a great job of explaining things in a managerial way as well. Other of these reviews have criticized it for going on too long on an example or a technique for that I PRAISE this book I WANT that extra information. I'm reminded of that quote from "Amadeus" "Too many notes." I WANT as many notes as I can get that's what makes it so much more helpful. If you are looking for a great reference book for multivariate techniques, look no further.
A very useful reference in Multivariate Statistical Analysis
An excellent book!
Great book 
14. A Survey of Mathematics with Applications (6th Edition) by Allen R. Angel, Stuart R. Porter  
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EXCELLENT REFERENCE FOR BEGINNING & ADVANCED UNDERGRADUATES Among the topics I have covered are: inductive reasoning, set concepts, symbolic logic, truth tables, algebra, applied geometry, probability, statistics, and mathematics of finance. Though the examples are laid out fairly well for those who are mathematically inclined, the teacher who happens to have quite a few students with weak mathematical skills is often finding himself or herself in situations of having to create ways to become an effective expositor of mathematical theorems and applications. In other words, by trying to explain what the authors are providing in their examples, the instructor is frequently shouldering the added burden of making this book come to life not only from a mathematical perspective but also from a communicative standpoint. On a positive note, however, there are several excellent applications, and the range of topics is quite broad. Oftentimes there is a gap between the level of advanced high school mathematics and that of a fouryear university that is so serious that even a student who performed A's in high school will struggle in the type of college math course he or she is placed in. Fortunately, Angel and Porter have been able to fill in quite a few of the missing pieces.
Idiots
Could use some more problems 
15. Intro Stats by Richard D. De Veaux, Paul D. Velleman  
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Good stuff! De Veaux and Velleman are realists; they know that you don't want to read everything. They have taken the liberty of highlighting important parts of their explanations. (They also highlighted a bit of advice recommending that students read more than just the highlighted textthey have a good sense of humor that shows up throughout the book.) The authors also provide a fantastic summary of "Key Concepts" at the end of each chapter. Also, they have clearly gone to great lengths to find interesting topics to use in their exercises. There are very few mind numbing homework problems. You know the type: "In the following data about the most frequently purchased brand of toenail clippers..." I've never felt compelled to review a textbook before, but this one is worth it. It's good stuff, my friends. Good stuff!
(Almost) Mathless Stats 
16. Basic Mathematics through Applications (3rd Edition) by Geoffrey Akst, Sadie Bragg  
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17. Mathematics for Economists by Carl P. Simon, Lawrence Blume  
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The best math book for economists!
The best mathematics for economists book ever written
Mathematics for Economists
Excellent but incomplete
The "must" item for all Econ. students. 
18. A First Course in Probability (6th Edition) by Sheldon Ross  
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One of the best books on the subject This book is clear, concise, with lots of inspiring examples to expound the concepts & applications. It would be wonderful if a solution manual were written, however. The exercises are well written and some challenging, and if no sufficient practice has been done to comprehend the concepts in the chapter, the reader is likely to stumble on the exercises. If you enjoy exploring the mathematical reasoning behind the applications, have the necessary prerequisites (calculus) and are willing to pay the efforts, this book is a great choice.
Better than the average math book
Be careful about what other people say
extremely unhelpful
Pretty Bad In section 7.6 Ross explains moment generating functions, but nowhere in the section is there a definition of moment. Consequently, I never really understood moment generating functions, and there was a final exam question on them in the course I took. Well, if you happen to know that the first moment is the same as the mean, then you might for some reason look up "first moment" in the index (don't bother looking for "moment", because it's not there). The entry for "first moment" says, "see mean". Then if you look up "mean", you'll find that in section 4.4 on the Expectation of a Function of a Random Variable, there is, in fact, a tiny prose blurb which defines moment. No boxes, no nothing. It's just three lines between a proof and the next section. I guess this is fine for people with photographic memory and perfect recall. Also, the examples were numerous, and tended toward the elaborate, which clutters the text. I think the author intended to make things stick better by using examples he thought would be easy to recall. Personally, I've gotten used to the more common math pedagogical model of defintions, theorem, proof, which is more or less disposed of in this text in favor of extensive examples. Or maybe it just seems that way because the examples drown everything else out. In general, I felt this text could benefit from more formalism and fewer examples. When the author writes something, he should think to himself, "Have I defined all of the terms in this statement? If so, is the reader likely to remember them, or can they easily be looked up?" I don't think Ross was asking himself these questions as he wrote this book. ... Read more 
19. Introduction to the Practice of Statistics & CDRom : with CDRom (Introduction to the Practice of Statistics) by George P. McCabe, David S. Moore  
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Very good for firsttime learner of statistics
take another look Its highlight is its coverage of collecting data. Most statistics books don't even mention how data is collected, or should be collected; they only show you how to analyze it. General principles of sampling and experimentation are licidly covered, as are the implications of using these two fundamentally different approaches to research. The second strong point of this book is its general overview of statistics. It shows how different analyses are used for different types of data (categorical vs. quantitative), although the general premise is the samerelationship between variables. Finally, it makes a connection between real data and theoretical distributions. Most statistics books start off saying, "assume the data follow a normal distribution" but real data never does. Moore and McCabe explains how we can use a mathematical formula to model our real data, and the advantages and limitations of doing so. This is the bridge necessary to place the theoretical world of probability and mathematical statistics into the real world of research and data analysis. This is still my favorite introductory statistics book, it is unique and inciteful, while others are clones and impractical. It is for researchers, not statisticians. If you are a researcher and have reviewed many introductory statistics books you will see the value of this one in explaining how statistics work, instead of just showing formulas.
poorly written text
Not good for understanding Statistics
Doesn't convey insight 
20. Statistics : Informed Decisions Using Data by Michael Sullivan  
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