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Quantitative Approaches in Business Studies:

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ISBN-10: 0273708899

ISBN-13: 9780273708896

Edition: 2008

Authors: Clare Morris

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Book details

List price: $107.50
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Trans-Atlantic Pubns
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 508
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Guided tour
Note to the reader
Why quantitative methods?
Numbers - How We Handle Them
Tools of the trade: basic numeracy skills
Spreadsheets and other computer-based resources
Numbers - A Means of Communication
Obtaining the figures: data and data collection
Presenting the figures: tables and diagrams
Summarising the figures: measures of location and spread
Measuring changes: index numbers
Numbers - A Basis for Deduction
A firm foundation: elementary probability
Patterns of probability: some distributions
Estimating from samples: inference
Checking a theory: hypothesis testing
Making it better: statistics and quality improvement
Looking for connections: correlation
Spotting the relationship: line fitting
Multiple regression
Numbers - A Tool of Planning
Planning an inventory policy: stock control and simulation
Forecasting: time-series, semi-log graphs and exponential smoothing
Allowing for interest: financial mathematics
Planning production levels: linear programming
Planning a project: network analysis
Quantitative methods in the student research project
Appendices
Suggestions for further reading
Random sampling numbers
Cumulative binomial probabilities
Cumulative Poisson probabilities
Areas under the standard normal curve
Percentage points of the [chi][superscript 2] distribution
The correlation coefficient
The t-distribution
Solutions to selected exercises
Index