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Statistics for Business and Economics - With CD

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

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

ISBN13: 9780324380255

ISBN10: 0324380259

Statistics for Business and Economics - With CD by David R. Anderson, Dennis J. Sweeney and Thomas A. Williams - ISBN 9780324380255
Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 9TH 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: South-Western Publishing Co.
International: No
Statistics for Business and Economics - With CD by David R. Anderson, Dennis J. Sweeney and Thomas A. Williams - ISBN 9780324380255

ISBN13: 9780324380255

ISBN10: 0324380259

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 9TH 05

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This market leading text offers proven, comprehensive, applications-oriented approach. Written by authors who are highly regarded in the field, the text provides sound methodological development. The discussion and development of each technique is presented in an application setting, with the statistical results providing insights to decisions and solutions to problems. Statistics for Business and Economics, 9e offers proven accuracy that has led instructors to adopt it simply for its superior examples and exercises alone.


  • Expert Authorship: As respected leaders in their field, Anderson, Sweeney, and Williams are able to offer a trusted presentation of statistical concepts.
  • NEW! Chapter on Decision Analysis: The new Chapter 22 includes payoff tables, decision trees and the development of optimal decision strategies. The Excel add-in TreePlan, for use with this chapter, is also included on the CD-Rom.
  • NEW! Interval Estimation: This is now presented using the known and unknown paradigm. The t distribution is used in a cases where the population standard deviation can be considered unknown.
  • NEW! p-Values: Now used as the primary method for hypothesis testing.
  • NEW! Case Problems: Six new case problems have been added to make the total of 28 with large data sets and managerial reports.
  • Problem-Scenario Approach: Each technique is discussed and developed within an application setting. The statistical results provide insights into decisions and solutions to problems.
  • Fantastic Examples and Exercises: Already recognized for the strength of its problems, this text now offers even more real data examples and exercises to emphasize application as well as statistical methodology.
  • End-of-Section Exercises: Methods exercises stress computation and use of formulas, while Application exercises require students to use what they know about statistics to address real-world problems.
  • Self-Test Exercises: Students are able to immediately check their understanding of chapter content.
  • Software Coverage: Expanded and enhanced coverage of Excel remains in the appendices for maximum flexibility. Revisions to MINITAB discussions and computer printouts reflect the latest developments.
  • Chapter-Ending Case Problems: Includes numerous cases that emphasize managerial use and interpretation of statistics for a strong business approach.
  • Extensive Data Files: To provide actual working tools for students, Excel/MINITAB datafiles are on a CD-ROM packaged with new copies of the text.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Data and Statistics.

2. Descriptive Statistics: Tabular and Graphical Presentations.

3. Descriptive Statistics: Numerical Measures.

4. Introduction to Probability.

5. Discrete Probability Distributions.

6. Continuous Probability Distributions.

7. Sampling and Sampling Distributions.

8. Interval Estimation.

9. Hypothesis Testing.

10. Statistical Inference about Means and Proportions with Two Populations.

11. Inferences about Population Variances.

12. Tests of Goodness of Fit and Independence.

13. Analysis of Variance and Experimental Design.

14. Simple Linear Regression.

15. Multiple Regression.

16. Regression Analysis: Model Building.

17. Index Numbers.

18. Forecasting.

19. Nonparametric Methods.

20. Statistical Methods for Quality Control.

21. Sample Survey.

22. Decision Analysis.