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The text that speaks to students.

Robert A. Donnelly’s new textbook Business Statistics removes the intimidation factor from learning business statistics by presenting a writing style that readers feel comfortable with. Through this straightforward, conversational approach, Donnelly effectively explains the key concepts readers need to know, and why they need to know them.

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“Donnelly's Business Statistics book is much, much easier to understand and follow along with the lectures. The example problems are broken down for better understanding. Overall the book seems wonderful and I would love to have more books like this in all my classes.” Richard Walker, University of Texas At San Antonio

“Relates to students on a more conversational level and thereby assists in the learning process. The book presents the concepts in an easy-to-understand, and even somewhat exciting, manner.” Heath McConnell, East Tennessee State University

“There was humor in the book so it was easy to read and the examples were realistic and easy to follow.” Cindy Ortiz, University of Texas — San Antonio
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132145398
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 1/18/2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 984
  • Sales rank: 1,312,928
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Bob Donnelly is a professor at Goldey-Beacom College in Wilmington Delaware with more than 25 years of teaching experience. He teaches classes in statistics, operations management, management information systems, and database management at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Bob earned an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware, after which he worked for several years as an engineer with the Diamond Shamrock Corporation in a chlorine plant. Despite success in this field, Bob felt drawn to purse a career in education. It was his desire to teach that took him back to school to earn his MBA and Ph.D. in Operations Research, also from the University of Delaware. Bob also teaches in the MBA program at the International School of Management in Paris, France. He thoroughly enjoys discussing research methods and business statistics with both his French and American students.

Bob’s working experience gather prior to his teaching career has provided him with many opportunities to incorporate real-life examples into classroom learning. His students appreciate his knowledge of the business world as well as his mastery of the course subject matter. Many former students seek Bob’s assistance in work-related issues that deal with this expertise.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to Business Statistics Chapter 2. Displaying Descriptive Statistics Chapter 3. Calculating Descriptive Statistics Chapter 4. Introduction to Probabilities Chapter 5. Discrete Probability Distributions Chapter 6. Continuous Probability Distributions Chapter 7. Sampling and Sampling Distributions Chapter 8. Confidence Intervals Chapter 9. Hypothesis Testing with One Population Chapter 10. Hypothesis Testing with Two Population Chapter 11. Analysis of Variance Chapter 12. Chi-Square Tests Chapter 13. One and Two Population Variance Tests Chapter 14. Correlation and Simple Regression Chapter 15. Multiple Regression Chapter 16. Forecasting
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