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Basic Statistics for Business and Economics

ISBN-10: 0073521477
ISBN-13: 9780073521473
Edition: 8th 2013
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Book details

List price: $177.99
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 3/1/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1248
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.388
Language: English

The 8th edition of Lind/Marchal/Wathen:Basic Statistics for Business and Economics, is a step-by-step approach that enhances student performance, accelerates preparedness and improves motivation for the student taking a business statistics course. The main objective of the text is to provide students majoring in all fields of business administration with an introductory survey of the many applications of descriptive and inferential statistics. The relevant approach taken in this text relates to the college students today as they will receive the information that is important to them in this class as well as their future careers. Understanding the concepts, seeing and doing plenty of examples and exercises, and comprehending the application of statistical methods in business and economics are the focus of this book.

William G. Marchal is Professor of Information Systems and Operations Management at The University of Toledo College of Business Administration. He received his B.S. degree in Mathematics from The University of Dayton, an M.A. in Mathematics from The Catholic University of America, and his D. Sc. in Operations Research from The George Washington University. Dr. Marchal has held visiting appointments at The University of Michigan and George Mason University. He has also worked at the Executive Office of the District of Columbia government, the George Washington University Institute for Management Science, and the U.S. Army Chemical Research And Development Center..Dr. Marchal is co-author with the late Robert D. Mason and Douglas A. Lind of three textbooks: Statistics: An Introduction; Statistical Techniques in Business And Economics; and Basic Statistics for Business And Economics. His research on stochastic models focuses on applications to waiting line models. Dr. Marchal has made paper presentations at meetings of professional societies, referred papers for journals and served as an associate editor of Naval Research Logistics. Published articles appear in the journals: Communications in Statistics, INFORMS, Journal on Computing, IIE Transactions, Interfaces, Operations Research, The Annals of Operations Research, AIIE Transactions and The Journal of Applied Probability..

Samuel Wathen is a Professor in the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration at Coastal Carolina University. He earned his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota, a M.B.A. from Oklahoma State University, a M.S. in Forest Biometrics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and a B.S. in Forestry from the University of Illinois. Dr. Wathen's research interests include applied statistics, teaching methods, and manufacturing and service process design. He has published articles in the International Journal of Operations and Production Management, National Productivity Review, International Journal of Service Industry Management, and the Journal of Workplace Learning: Employee Counseling Today. Dr. Wathen has 14 years of teaching experience. This includes introductory statistics, decision analysis, operations management, materials management, and service operations management. His experience spans both graduate and undergraduate programs. He attended a Master Teaching seminar held at Georgia State University that offered concepts and techniques to improve course design, course delivery, exam construction, student involvement, and many other aspects of teaching.

What is Statistics?
Describing Data: Frequency Tables, Frequency Distributions and Graphic Presentations
Describing Data: Numerical Measures
Describing Data: Displaying and Exploring Data
A Survey of Probability Concepts
Discrete Probability Distributions
Continuous Probability Distributions
Sampling Methods and the Central Limit Theorem
Estimation and Confidence Intervals
One-Sample Tests of Hypothesis
Two Samples Tests of Hypothesis
Analysis of Variance
Correlation and Linear Regression
Multiple Regression and Correlation Analysis
Nonparametric Methods: Goodness-of-Fit Tests
Appendices: Data Sets, Tables, Answers
Answers to Odd-Numbered Chapter Exercises and Chapter Tests
Index

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