I volunteer teach a (very) basic stats course at a local medium/high security prison. My intent is just to get across basic ideas so that the inmates can make some contact with that branch of thinking. I have to purchase my own supplies (and books) and I have a difficult time finding enough of the same kind of book, at a level I like and in sufficient quantities and at a doable price.

This is a very tough prison system and there is essentially nothing but a white board and an eraser. I've constructed a basic set of ten lessons that covers early concepts up to and including hypothesis testing, correlations, regressions.

I would like to find a book to reporduce that is simple yet will provide more background that I can provide to distribute to each class.

These guys generally have weak math backgrounds and no interest beyond 'knowing' something. I have looked at all the links at Free statistical textbooks and they miss the target - either too abbreviated or too complex.

Any help, ideas would be well appraciated.

  • $\begingroup$ Similar post $\endgroup$ – Dawny33 Dec 3 '15 at 1:50
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    $\begingroup$ Can you say whether the Openintro book at the other link was too high a level or too low? Openintro have a couple of other books $\endgroup$ – Glen_b Dec 3 '15 at 3:28

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