# Elementary Statistics: Picturing the World

 Author(s): Ron Larson, Betsy Farber Difference between 6th and 5th editions Side by side comparison of table of contents helps to figure out the most significant changes.

Key differences between 6th and 5th editions

• Period between current and previous publications: 3 years (2014 vs 2011).
• Larson and Farber "Elementary Statistics" was first published in 1999.
• All chapters offer a Chapter Test, with questions in random order. Answers to questions are in the Annotated Instructor’s Edition.
• About 40% of 210 examples in 6th Ed are new or updated .
• About 45% of 2300 exercises are new or updated.
• Section 1.3 "Data Collection and Experimental Design" includes an example distinguishing between an observational study and an experiment.
• Section 2.4 "Measures of Variation" defines coefficient of variation, and includes an example
• Section 2.5 "Measures of Position" includes guidelines and an example on using the interquartile range to identify outliers, defines and includes an example on how to find a percentile that corresponds to a specific data entry, and includes an example on comparing z-scores from different data sets.
• Sections 6.1, 6.2, 7.2, 7.3, 8.1, and 8.2 incorporate a new approach on how to choose between using the standard normal distribution and the t-distribution to the more modern approach of using the standard normal distribution when the population standard deviation is known and using the t-distribution when the population standard deviation is unknown.
• New Case Studies:
• Business Size in the Chapter 2
• Distribution of Number of Hits in Baseball Games in the Chapter 4
• New Technology example "Parking Tickets" in the Chapter 2
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