The best textbook in Estonian for institutions of higher education is "Statistika" ("Statistics")
The best textbook in Estonian for institutions of higher education in 2017 was "Statistika" ("Statistics") written by Associate Professor at TTÜ Department of Economics and Finance Ako Sauga.
The textbook is intended for students of economics and it was published by TTÜ Press House. The electronic version of the book is available in the digital collection of TTÜ library.
The author of the book Ako Sauga notes that an entrepreneur or economist must make important decisions every day. "The explosive increase of the amount of data at our disposal gives an advantage to those who are able to pick out the required information from this chaos. Nowadays, calculations are made by computers, but humans must be able to interpret the results. The textbook introduces the use of various statistical methods and provides students with skills for using spreadsheets for data processing and for interpretation of the results. This is the first statistics textbook in Estonian that includes data files for assignments and plenty of examples in Excel," TTÜ Associate Professor Ako Sauga says.
This is an excellent textbook, because it contains practical tasks and real-life examples. According to the expert committee, who selected the best textbook, the comprehensive statistics textbook can be widely used.
The purpose of the competition "Textbooks in Estonian for Institutions of Higher Education” is to develop the Estonian language as a language of science and use Estonian scientific terminology.
The competition is organised from the year 2010 by the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research.
In previous years, the following textbooks published by Tallinn University of Technology have been awarded the title "Best textbook in Estonian for Institutions of Higher Education": in 2015 "Materjalitehnika" ("Materials Engineering"), Part I-II, authors Priit Kulu, Jakob Kübarsepp, Andres Laansoo, Renno Veinthal; in 2014 "Betoonkonstruktsioonide arvutamine” ("Calculation of concrete structures"), author Vello Otsmaa, and the translated texbook "Orgaaniline keemia“("Organic Chemistry"), editor Tõnis Kanger.
The statistics textbook was written with the support of the national programme "Textbooks in Estonian for Institutions of Higher Education 2013-2017". The best textbook of the year 2017 was selected by the expert committees and the steering committee of the programme.