Business Statistics: Contemporary Decision Making

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Wiley, Jan 22, 2007 - Business & Economics - 880 pages
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Help your students see the light.

With its myriad of techniques, concepts and formulas, business statistics can be overwhelming for many students. They can have trouble recognizing the importance of studying statistics, and making connections between concepts.

Ken Black's fifth edition of Business Statistics: For Contemporary Decision Making helps students see the big picture of the business statistics course by giving clearer paths to learn and choose the right techniques.

Here's how Ken Black helps students see the big picture:

  • Video Tutorials-In these video clips, Ken Black provides students with extra learning assistance on key difficult topics. Available in WileyPLUS.
  • Tree Taxonomy Diagram-Tree Taxonomy Diagram for Unit 3 further illustrates the connection between topics and helps students pick the correct technique to use to solve problems.
  • New Organization-The Fifth Edition is reorganized into four units, which will help professor teach and students see the connection between topics.

WileyPLUS-WilePLUS provides everything needed to create an environment where students can reach their full potential and experience the exhilaration of academic success. In addition to a complete online text, online homework, and instant feedback, WileyPLUS offers additional Practice Problems that give students the opportunity to apply their knowledge, and Decision Dilemma Interactive Cases that provide real-world decision-making scenarios.
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About the author (2007)

Ken Black is currently Professor of Decision Sciences in the School of Business at the University o Houston-Clear Lake. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts and raised in Missouri, he earned a Bachelor's degree in mathematics from Graceland College, a Master's degree in math education from the University of Texas at El Paso, a Ph.D. in business administration in management science, and a Ph.D. in educational research from the University of North Texas.

Since joining the faculty of UHCL in 1979, Professor Black has taught all levels of statistics courses, forecasting, management. In 2005, he was awarded the President's Distinguished Teaching Award for the University. He has published twenty journal articles and over twenty professional papers, as well as two textbooks: Business Statistics: An Introductory Course and Business Statistics: Contemporary Decision Making. He is presently serving as President of the Council of Professors at UHCL. Black has consulted for many different companies, including Aetna, City of Houston, NYLCare,, At&T, Johnson Space Center, Southwest Information Resources, Connect Corporation, and Eagle Engineering.

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