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Mostly Harmless Statistics

For Instructors

This text is for an introductory level probability and statistics course with an intermediate algebra prerequisite. The focus of the text follows the Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) Software examples provided for Microsoft Excel, TI-84 & TI-89 calculators.

Students new to statistics are sure to benefit from this fully ADA accessible and relevant textbook. The examples resonate with everyday life, the text is approachable, and has a conversational tone to provide an inclusive and easy to read format for students.

This textbook incorporates the compilation of my notes over the years teaching introductory probability and statistics courses used to expand and enhance upon the open educational resource Statistics Using Technology by Kathryn Kozak, with some additional material adapted from OpenIntro Statistics by Diez, Barr, and Çetinkaya-Rundel. Both texts are licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0. This textbook, except for the cover art, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC-BY-SA).

Review and content editing by Jennifer Ward. Alternative text for images provided by Whitney Cave. Additional exercises from Whitney Cave and MyOpenMath Recommended definition edits and glossary terms by Dr. Naghmeh Daneshi. Copy editing by Walter Benson. Cover art by James Tadlock.

For instructors, there is a complete solutions manual and two companion online homework courses. An adaptive learning system called Realizeit which has content from the text, videos and homework problems. A free MyOpenMath course with problems divided by chapter. Email Rachel Webb at for more information. If you would like a pdf of the instructor's manual, please also email me a URL to verify you are an instructor and not a student.

Classroom sets of 10 or more books may be purchased directly from Rachel Webb at a discount price of $50 per hard cover book (color), $35 per paperback (color), or $25 paperback (black & white). Allow 4-5 weeks for printing and delivery.


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