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Business Statistics : Contemporary Decision Making / With CD

Business Statistics : Contemporary Decision Making / With CD - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0471429838

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Published: 2004
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Business Statistics : Contemporary Decision Making / With CD - 4TH 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0471429838

Ken Black

ISBN13: 978-0471429838
ISBN10: 047142983X
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 04
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary
  • Both Minitab and Excel are featured in each chapter.
  • Using the computer: At the end of each chapter, there will be a section that explains how to use MINITAB and how to use Excel to analyze data with the techniques from the chapter.
  • Ethical Considerations: With the renewed focus on teaching ethics in the business curriculum, it is important that students understand some of the ethical issues in statistics. Every chapter has this feature located at the end of the chapter. It deals with such things as violation of assumptions, misrepresentation of graphs, over- or under-stating results, etc.
  • Cases: Most cases have been updated and there are at least 2 new cases-these are real business cases.
  • Rich end of chapter material and supplementary material: including formula summaries, problems, and cases. problems are found at the end of every section of the text. At the end of each chapter there is a supplementary problems set divided into 3 groups: computational, testing your understanding, and interpreting the output which require analysis

Author Bio

Black, Ken : University of Houston-Clear Lake

Ken Black is currently Professor of Decision Sciences in the School of Business and Public Administration at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts and raised in Missouri, he earned a Bachelor's degree in mathematics from Graceland College, a Master's degree in math education from the University of Texas at El Paso, a Ph.S. in business administration in management science, and a Ph.S. in educational research from the University of North Texas.

Since joining the faculty in 1979, Professor Black has taught all levels of statistics courses, forecasting, management science, market research ,and production/operations management. he has publisher fifteen journal articles and over twenty professional papers, as well as two textbooks: Business Statistics: An Introductory Course and Business Statistics: Contemporary Decision Making. Black has consulted for many different companies, including Aetna, City of Houston, NYLCare, AT&T, Johnson Space Center, Southwest Information Resources, Connect Corporation, and Eagle Engineering.


Ken Black and his wife Carolyn have two daughters, Caycee and Wendi. His hobbies include playing the guitar, reading, traveling,and participating in Master's track and field as a long jumper.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Statistics
Chapter 2 Descriptive Charts and Graphs
Chapter 3 Descriptive Statistics
Chapter 4 Probability
Chapter 5 Discrete Distributions
Chapter 6 Continuous Distributions
Chapter 7 Sampling and Sampling Distributions
Chapter 8 Statistical Inference: Estimation for Single Populations
Chapter 9 Statistical Inference: Hypothesis Testing for Single Populations
Chapter 10 Statistical Inferences about Two Populations
Chapter 11 Analysis of Variance and Design of Experiments
Chapter 12 Analysis of Categorical Data
Chapter 13 Simple Regression Analysis
Chapter 14 Multiple Regression Analysis
Chapter 15 Building Multiple Regression Models
Chapter 16 Time Series Forecasting and Index Numbers
Chapter 17 Nonparametric Statistics
Chapter 18 Statistical Quality Control
Chapter 19 Decision Analysis

Appendix A Tables
Appendix B Answers to Selected Odd-Numbered Quantitative Problems
Appendix C References
Glossary
Index

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