A Casebook for a First Course in Statistics and Data Analysis
Samprit Chatterjee, Mark S. Handcock, Jeffrey S. SimonoffISBN: 0471110302; 9780471110309;
Designed to engage students in the ``how'' and ``why'' of the data analyzing process rather than merely the ``what.'' Uses actual examples of analyses of real data. Each case is motivated by a question which needs to be answered and is presented with complete background material. The statistical analysis flows naturally from the question, encouraging students to understand the methods in order to reach a meaningful conclusion.