Basic Business Statistics: A Casebook / Edition 1

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This book provides a set of case studies that can supplement any business statistics text. Developed at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, it is used for the beginning statistics course for MBA students. The casebook provides the latest in data analysis techniques, and includes a discussion of JMP and Minitab commands.

"...shows how statistics gives insights and answers to interesting business questions...provides an introduction to modern data analysis techniques."

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"The manuscripts are divided into "classes" which tackle various statistical concepts. Material becomes increasingly complex as the data in later sections exhibit multiple deviations from ideal conditions. The casebooks use a combination of explanatory text and software output to guide the student. Almost no mathematics appears in these volumes; the authors make traditional texts available to their students who are curious about the technical details...I anticipate students will wholeheartedly endorse the FSW casebooks. The material is easy to digest as, for instance, the authors cleverly interweave probability, the standard error of the mean, and control charts. The casebooks effectively relay the message that statistics is relevant and doable. Ideally, that is the message that should be sent in all introductory business statistics courses." Marlene Smith, University of Colorado-Denver
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387983547
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 3/16/1998
  • Edition description: 1st ed. 1998. 4th printing 2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 260
  • Product dimensions: 0.55 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 11.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Overview and Foundations
• Statistical Summaries of Data
• Sources of Variation
• Standard Error
• Confidence Intervals
• Sampling
• Making Decisions
• Designing Tests for Better Comparisons
• Confounding Effects in Tests: A Case Study
• Covariance, Correlation, and Portfolios
• A Preview of Regression

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