Introduction to Business Statistics

ISBN-10: 0324381433

ISBN-13: 9780324381436

Edition: 6th 2008 (Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.)

Authors: Ronald M. Weiers, J. Brian Gray, Lawrence H. Peters

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If you've ever felt intimidated or a little overwhelmed by business statistics, or if you simply want to master the power of these critical business skills, this book is for you. Weiers' INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS STATISTICS, 6E speaks to you ? today's student ? introducing the fundamentals of business statistics in a conversational language and application setting that you can easily understand. Proven learning aids woven throughout the text, outstanding illustrations, and hundreds of examples build upon familiar, real-life experiences to help you develop a solid understanding of key statistical concepts. You'll discover how to use the statistical software most often chosen for business today. Also, you'll learn how to complete hand calculations and Excel applications ? and when it's best to use each. To further your understanding of today's statistics, a powerful online learning system ? ThomsonNOWTM ? helps you maximize your study time and efficiently complete homework with tutorials and interactive learning tools designed to focus specifically on the areas you individually need to master for business statistics success.
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List price: $392.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cengage South-Western
Publication date: 2/27/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 880
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.784
Language: English

J. Brian Gray is Professor of Statistics in the Applied Statistics Program and in the Department of Information Systems, Statistics, and Management Science at The University of Alabama, where he teaches a variety of statistics courses at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels. Dr. Gray has taught MBA and Executive MBA statistics courses for the past 20 years and has received several teaching awards from the MBA and Executive MBA Associations of The University of Alabama and Texas Christian University. He co-authored the book BUSINESS CASES IN STATISTICAL DECISION-MAKING: COMPUTER BASED APPLICATIONS. Dr. Gray is an active member of the American Statistical Association. His current research interests are in the areas of applied statistics, exploratory data analysis, data mining, regression analysis, statistical computing, and graphics. He has published research articles in journals including TECHNOMETRICS, JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL AND GRAPHICAL STATISTICS, THE AMERICAN STATISTICIAN, COMPUTATIONAL STATISTICS AND DATA ANALYSIS, JOURNAL OF STATISTICAL COMPUTATION AND SIMULATION, STATISTICS AND COMPUTING, JOURNAL OF REAL ESTATE RESEARCH, and JOURNAL OF BUSINESS, FINANCE, & ACCOUNTING. Dr. Gray received the Wilcoxon Prize for Best Practical Application Paper in TECHNOMETRICS in 1984.

Business Statistics: Introduction And Background
A Preview of Business Statistics
Visual Description of Data
Statistical Description of Data
Data Collection and Sampling Methods
Probability: Review of Basic Concepts
Discrete Probability Distributions
Continuous Probability Distributions
Sampling Distributions
Estimation From Sample Data
Hypothesis Testing
Hypothesis Tests Involving a Sample Mean or Proportion
Hypothesis Tests Involving Two Sample Means or Proportions
Analysis of Variance Tests
Chi-Square Applications
Nonparametric Methods
Regression, Model Building, And Time Series
Simple Linear Regressions and Correlation
Multiple Regression and Correlation
Model Building
Models for Time Series and Forecasting
Special Topics
Decision Theory
Total Quality Management
Ethics in Statistical Analysis and Reporting
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