Statistics for Management and Economics

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2011 - Business & Economics - 1008 pages
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This worldwide best-selling business statistics text emphasizes applications over calculation. STATISTICS FOR MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS, 9e, demonstrates how vital statistical methods are for today's managers and economists--and teaches students how to apply these tools to real business problems. Through the author's unique three-step ICI approach to problem solving, students learn to IDENTIFY the correct statistical technique by focusing on the problem objective and data type, then COMPUTE the statistics (doing them by hand, using Excel, or using MINITAB), and ultimately INTERPRET results in the context of the problem. This approach enhances student comprehension and skills while offering you maximum flexibility. Incorporating various functional areas of business, data-driven examples, exercises, and cases demonstrate statistical applications used by marketing managers, financial analysts, accountants, economists, and others, giving students the hands-on practice they need, while sound pedagogical elements make the material accessible to undergrads. In addition, unique teaching and learning resources such as CourseMate save time while giving you more control and better student outcomes.
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I found this book confusing and ended up going online to understand how to implement the required statistical functions into Excel. My professor required this book, but even with the supplemental Student Solutions Manual, the author seems to have AD&D. I find myself reading a statement, following along, then the author will skip to another subject. The page breaks are also terribly edited and overall I would highly recommend youtube videos for further information regarding learning actual statistics.
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Contents

WHAT IS STATISTICS?
1
GRAPHICAL DESCRIPTIVE TECHNIQUES I
11
GRAPHICAL DESCRIPTIVE TECHNIQUES II
43
NUMERICAL DESCRIPTIVE TECHNIQUES
97
DATA COLLECTION AND SAMPLING
161
PROBABILITY
175
RANDOM VARIABLES AND DISCRETE PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTIONS ...
217
CONTINUOUS PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTIONS ...
263
CHISQUARED TESTS
596
SIMPLE LINEAR REGRESSION AND CORRELATION ...
633
MULTIPLE REGRESSION
692
MODEL BUILDING
737
NONPARAMETRIC STATISTICS
768
TIMESERIES ANALYSIS AND FORECASTING ...
836
STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL
866
DECISION ANALYSIS
894

SAMPLING DISTRIBUTIONS
307
INTRODUCTION TO ESTIMATION
335
INTRODUCTION TO HYPOTHESIS TESTING
360
INFERENCE ABOUT A POPULATION
398
INFERENCE ABOUT COMPARING TWO POPULATIONS ...
448
ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE
525
CONCLUSION
914
DATA FILE SAMPLE STATISTICS
917
TABLES
1
ANSWERS TO SELECTED EVENNUMBERED EXERCISES
28
INDEX
37
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Dr. Gerald Keller is Emeritus Professor of Business at Wilfrid Laurier University, where he taught statistics, management science, and operations management from 1974 to 2011. He also taught at the University of Toronto, the University of Miami, McMaster University, the University of Windsor, and the Beijing Institute of Science and Technology. In addition to consulting with banks on credit scoring and credit card fraud, Dr. Keller has conducted market surveys for the Canadian government on energy conservation. His books include BSTAT, 2e, APPLIED STATISTICS WITH MICROSOFT EXCEL, ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS STATISTICS (co-authored), AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS STATISTICS (co-authored), and STATISTICS LABORATORY MANUAL EXPERIMENTS USING MINITAB. Dr. Keller also has been published in OMEGA, IIE TRANSACTIONS, DECISION SCIENCES, INFOR, ECONOMICS LETTERS, and ARCHIVES OF SURGERY.

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