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Numbers Guide The Essentials of Business Numeracy

ISBN-10: 1576601447
ISBN-13: 9781576601440
Edition: 5th 2003
Authors: Richard Stutely
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/1/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

The Numbers Guide is very useful for everyone who wants to be competent and able to communicate effectively with numbers and is particularly invaluable for managers who have budgetary, planning, or forecasting responsibilities. There are chapters on key concepts including finance and investment, measures for interpretation and analysis, forecasting techniques, sampling and hypothesis testing, incorporating judgments into decision making, linear programming and networking.

List of tables
List of figures
Introduction
Key concepts
Summary
Ways of looking at data
Fractions, percentages and proportions
Index numbers
Notation
Probability
Counting techniques
Encryption
Finance and investment
Summary
Interest
Annuities
Investment analysis
Inflation
Interest rate problems in disguise
Exchange rates
Descriptive measures for interpretation and analysis
Summary
Distributions
Normal distributions
Tables and charts
Summary
Tables
Charts
Forecasting techniques
Summary
Time series
Trends
Seasonal adjustment
Cycles
Residuals
Cause and effect
Identifying relationships with regression analysis
Forecast monitoring and review
Sampling and hypothesis testing
Summary
Estimating statistics and parameters
Confidence
Other summary measures
Non-parametric methods
Hypothesis testing
Incorporating judgments into decisions
Summary
Uncertainty and risk
Decision trees
Perfect information
The expected value of sample information
Making the final decision
Decision-making in action
Summary
Game strategy
Queueing
Stock control
Markov chains: what happens next?
Project management
Simulation
Linear programming and networking
Summary
Identifying the optimal solution
Traps and tricks
Multiple objectives
Networks
A-Z
Index

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