Summary: Designed for readers with a background in basic algebra, this best-selling introduction to statistics for business and economics emphasizes inference, with extensive coverage of data collection and analysis as needed to evaluate the reported results of statistical studies and make good business decisions. It stresses the development of statistical thinking, the assessment of credibility and value of the inferences made from data--both by those who consume and those w ...show moreho produce them--and features numerous case studies, examples, and exercises, all drawing on real business situations and recent economic events. TI-83 exercise boxes give readers practice using the graphic calculator. Statistics in Action boxes helps readers examine high profile, contemporary, controversial business, economic, government, or entertainment issues that involve statistics. Focus questions help readers to think critically through each issue in discussion. Internet Labs features helps students retrieve and download raw data from the Internet for analysis.
For professionals needing a reference/refresher in statistics for business and economics. Also for educators in this area. ...show less