This new edition continues presenting the concepts of statistics in a setting of business decision making through the use of real business data and applications. The text is targeted at the large majority of readers who likely will not be statisticians but rather will become decision makers in the business community and will need the quantitative decision-making skills and statistical understanding to perform well in the business world. From the creation of this text, it was intended to expose the reader to statistics through the process of having read the text and explored its problem sets. To this end, "real" data and examples from the business environment are virtually everywhere. The main objective of this edition is to create a blending of statistics with the world of business to provide a seamless partnership in better business decision making.
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Meet the Author
Ken Black is currently Professor of Decision Sciences in the School of Business and Public Administration at the University of 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 in 1979, Professor Black has taught all levels of statistics courses, forecasting, management science, market research, and production/operations management. He published fifteen journal articles and over twenty professional papers, as well as two textbooks: Business Statistics: An Introductory Course and Business Statistics: Contemporary Decision Making. Black has consulted for many different companies, including Aetna, City of Houston, NYLCare, At&T, Johnson Space Center, Southwest Information resource, Connect Corporation, and Eagle Engineering.