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# Statistics for Business and Economics - With CD - 9th edition

ISBN13: 978-0130466419
ISBN10: 0130466417

Summary: For a one- or two-term course in business statistics.

Designed for students with a background in basic algebra, this best-selling introduction to business statistics emphasizes inference; data collection and analysis are covered extensively, as needed, to evaluate the reported results of statistical studies and to make good business decisions. The authors stress the development of statistical thinking--the assessment of credibility and value of the inferen
ces made from data--both by those who consume and those who produce the information. Numerous case studies, examples, and exercises all draw on real business situations and recent economic events.

Features
• Chapter Openers provide valuable roadmaps.
• Where We've Been quickly reviews how information learned previously applies to the chapter at hand.
• Where We're Going highlights how the chapter topics fit into students' growing understanding of statistics.
• Technology--Optional technology boxes appear throughout the text, both in the discussion and the exercises facilitating computer based analysis.
• Includes output from the following software packages: Excel, Minitab, and SPSS.
• Also includes step-by-step instructions on how to use the TI-83 Calculator in a variety of applications.
• Helps students better understand what statistical tools to use, how to apply them and how to interpret the results.
• When computer output appears in examples, the solution explains how to read and interpret the output.
• End-of-Chapter Review--Concludes each chapter with information designed to help students check their understanding of the material and study for tests. These resources include:
• Quick Review is a list of key terms and formulas with page number references for easy look up.
• Language Lab helps students learn the language of statistics through pronunciation guides, descriptions of symbols, names, etc.
• Supplementary Exercises review the important topics introduced in the chapter.
• Extensive coverage of regression analysis.
• Flexible Coverage of Probability--Offers a choice in level of coverage; places counting rules in a separate and optional section at the end of the probability chapter.
Summary: For a one- or two-term course in business statistics.

Designed for students with a background in basic algebra, this best-selling introduction to business statistics emphasizes inference; data collection and analysis are covered extensively, as needed, to evaluate the reported results of statistical studies and to make good business decisions. The authors stress the development of statistical thinking--the assessment of credibility and value of the inferences made from data--both by those who consume and those who produce the information. Numerous case studies, examples, and exercises all draw on real business situations and recent economic events.

Features
• Chapter Openers provide valuable roadmaps.
• Where We've Been quickly reviews how information learned previously applies to the chapter at hand.
• Where We're Going highlights how the chapter topics fit into students' growing understanding of statistics.
• Technology--Optional technology boxes appear throughout the text, both in the discussion and the exercises facilitating computer based analysis.
• Includes output from the following software packages: Excel, Minitab, and SPSS.
• Also includes step-by-step instructions on how to use the TI-83 Calculator in a variety of applications.
• Helps students better understand what statistical tools to use, how to apply them and how to interpret the results.
• When computer output appears in examples, the solution explains how to read and interpret the output.
• End-of-Chapter Review--Concludes each chapter with information designed to help students check their understanding of the material and study for tests. These resources include:
• Quick Review is a list of key terms and formulas with page number references for easy look up.
• Language Lab helps students learn the language of statistics through pronunciation guides, descriptions of symbols, names, etc.
• Supplementary Exercises review the important topics introduced in the chapter.
• Extensive coverage of regression analysis.
• Flexible Coverage of Probability--Offers a choice in level of coverage; places counting rules in a separate and optional section at the end of the probability chapter.
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Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Year Published: 2005
International: No

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