Essentials of Business Statistics / Edition 2

Essentials of Business Statistics / Edition 2

by Bruce L. Bowerman, Richard T. O'Connell, J. Burdeane Orris
     
 

ISBN-10: 0073319880

ISBN-13: 9780073319889

Pub. Date: 12/06/2006

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

Bowerman and O'Connell's, Essentials of Business Statistics (EBS) delivers clear and understandable explanations of business statistics concepts through the use of case studies and examples. The non-calculus-based approach thoroughly covers descriptive and inferential statistics with an emphasis on business applications. Both procedural and conceptual aspects of the…  See more details below

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Bowerman and O'Connell's, Essentials of Business Statistics (EBS) delivers clear and understandable explanations of business statistics concepts through the use of case studies and examples. The non-calculus-based approach thoroughly covers descriptive and inferential statistics with an emphasis on business applications. Both procedural and conceptual aspects of the subject are covered, analysis and interpretation are emphasized, and shows students how to select the appropriate statistical tool for use in a particular business application. The abundant examples reflect real applications of statistics relevant to business students. A key distinction of EBS is the rich and realistic continuing case study examples that provide the architecture of the text. Unlike virtually all other texts, which use discreet examples for each individual subject area, EBS relies on these continuing examples to "frame" the study of statistics and place it squarely into the realm of real business problems and scenarios. Part and parcel with this approach are the rich and relevant data sets used to demonstrate statistical concepts. Finally, Bowerman and O'Connell also provide a fresh technology perspective. Excel and Minitab output is included in the text to help students visualize concepts, and a robust Excel add-in package, Megastat is both available on the accompanying CD ROM and has been thoroughly integrated into the text. The coverage of the Internet included in the book is second to none.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073319889
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
12/06/2006
Edition description:
Revised
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.07(d)

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1An introduction to business statistics
Ch. 2Descriptive statistics
Ch. 3Probability
Ch. 4Discrete random variables
Ch. 5Continuous random variables
Ch. 6Sampling distributions
Ch. 7Confidence intervals
Ch. 8Hypothesis testing
Ch. 9Comparing population means
Ch. 10Comparing proportions and chi-square tests
Ch. 11Simple linear regression analysis
Ch. 12Multiple regression and model building

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