Basic Statistical Ideas for Managers

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Duxbury Press, 1996 - Business & Economics - 683 pages
Designed for the one-term introduction to business statistics course with a college algebra prerequisite, this text places emphasis on data and the common techniques and methods used to analyze them in business. It introduces concepts using practical examples and illustrates them with computer output from MINITAB(TM), Systat, Execustat, Microsoft. Excel and other software packages. Review problems requiring students to use previously learned concepts also appear throughout to promote understanding of the relationships among statistical methods.

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Contents

Making Sense of Data
1
Summarizing Data about One Variable
7
A First Look at Probability
65
Review ExercisesChapters
99
Random Variables and Probability Distributions
107
Some Special Probability Distributions
138
Random Sampling and Sampling Distributions
168
Review ExercisesChapters 46
196
5
375
Review ExercisesChapters 910
404
Linear Regression and Correlation Methods
418
5
455
Multiple Regression Methods
479
4
496
Constructing a Multiple Regression Model
523
6
565

Hypothesis Testing
248
Review ExercisesChapters 78
286
Comparing Two Samples
291
3
309
5
324
Analysis of Variance and Designed Experiments
351
8
586
Review ExercisesChapters 1113
609
Appendix Tables
627
References
655
Index
677
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About the author (1996)

The late David Hildebrand earned his Ph.D. at Carnegie-Mellon University, and was affiliated with the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Lyman Ott earned his Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Education and Master's degree in Mathematics from Bucknell University, and Ph.D in Statistics from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute. After two years working in statistics in the pharmaceutical industry, Dr. Ott became assistant professor in the Statistic Department at the University of Florida in 1968 and was named associate professor in 1972. He joined Merrell-National laboratories in 1975 as head of the Biostatistics Department and then head of the company's Research Data Center. He later became director of Biomedical Information Systems, Vice President of Global Systems and Quality Improvement in Research and Development, and Senior Vice President Business Process Improvement and Biometrics. He retired from the pharmaceutical industry in 1998, and now serves as consultant and Board of Advisors member for Abundance Technologies, Inc. Dr. Ott has published extensively in scientific journals and authored or co-authored seven college textbooks including Basic Statistical Ideas for Managers, Statistics: A Tool for the Social Sciences and An Introduction to Statistical Methods and Data Analysis. He has been a member of the Industrial Research Institute, the Drug Information Association and the Biometrics Society. In addition, he is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and received the Biostatistics Career Achievement Award from the Pharmaceutical research and Manufacturers of America in 1998. He was also an All-American soccer player in college and is a member of the Bucknell University Athletic Hall of Fame.

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