Dear Mr. Dachslager:
It is very interesting, and intriguing to see your point of view treating a Probability, and Statistics course, from the set theory stand point. I do like the book, and look forward to the new edition. I hope I get the textbook, as well as the separate solution manual for all unsolved problems. The amazing thing about your stat book is simply, the clarity, with which you present the subject matter, and your clear solutions offered to the exercises!
Over the past twelve years, that I have been teaching various statistics courses, at different institutes of higher learning, I found that there are so many statistics text, in the market, that are involved in treating the subject mater in so much details, that they miss the main point (facilitating student's learning!)
There are statistics textbooks, that indeed lose touch with their audience, to whom they are supposed to teach statistics. These books are so abstract that one has to re-write them, almost from scratch (beginning!!), in order to make better sense out of them, before even attempting to teach a decent college length course, for crying out loud!!!
As I mentioned above, I thoroughly enjoyed reading your very common-sense text in Probability, and Statistics. It is really not too late for others to join, and learn!!
Steve Houshmand, Professor of Statistics
Dear Mr. Dachslager:
I think your book was really helpful in my studies because firstly everything was laid out properly and the formulas were listed in the beginning of the topic. Secondly all the illustrations, solved problems and the unsolved problems were related by the numbers. Also there were quite a lot of examples which gave me enough practice to get good grades in the exams.
Tarun Dua, student
Professor Dachslager’s Statistics and Probability Theory, A Tutorial Approach is a sophisticated introduction to statistics. The book is subdivided into four major
sections: Descriptive Statistic, Set Theory, Probability Theory and Statistical Inference Theory. By defining, developing and illustrating set operations,
the concept of a sample space and the boolean algebra of sets, in Set Theory, he prepares the student for the next section: Probability Theory, In this section, Professor Dachslager develops the notion of a probability sample space, random variables and probability distributions. And finally, the third section, Inference Theory, deals with hypotheses testing, error and various statistical distributions and tests of hypotheses commonly used in the sciences.
The book is very readable. Each of the concepts is defined and explained. Professor Dachslager further assists the student by illustrating the concepts with examples in which he works out the solution in a step by step easy to follow, manner. He also includes unsolved problems with answers as will as supplementary problems so that the student can verify their understanding of the problems and its solution. Although the subject of statistics is difficult for many,
Dr. Dachslager’s text facilitates learning.
The examples in the text are suggestive of the many creative and ingenious ways in which probability and statistics may be applied to problems in the social
and physical sciences. In addition to the text, the companion solution manual contains a detailed solution the supplementary problems. Unlike many solution manual’s to mathematics text, this manual clearly identified the detailed steps necessary to the solution. I highly recommend this text.
Peter Schultz, Mortgage Broker, Tustin