Essentials of Statistics for Business and Economics (with Online Content Printed Access Card) / Edition 6

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Overview


The Sixth Edition of ESSENTIALS OF STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS is an introductory statistics book that emphasizes essential statistical concepts and their practical business applications. The discussion and development of each technique are geared toward real-world applications, with the statistical results providing insights for decisions and solutions related to common business problems. The easy-to-follow presentation style and proven problem-scenario approach clearly show how to apply statistical methods in practical business situations. This brief introduction to business statistics provides both a conceptual understanding of statistics and real-world applications of statistical methodology.
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"Excellent problem sets and answers in back of book - vivid color (maintains student interest better) - thorough discussion and examples."- Gary Black, University of Southern Indiana

"1. Statistics presented in plain language, easily followed. 2. Good examples that closely follow the text discussion. 3. Well constructed homework questions that coincide with the text. 4. Tables that are easy to read." - Joseph Williams, Hawamba Community College

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780538754576
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 9/24/2010
  • Series: Available Titles Aplia Series
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 720
  • Sales rank: 849,424
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author


Dr. David R. Anderson is a textbook author and Professor Emeritus of Quantitative Analysis in the College of Business Administration at the University of Cincinnati. He has served as head of the Department of Quantitative Analysis and Operations Management and as Associate Dean of the College of Business Administration. He was also coordinator of the College's first Executive Program. In addition to introductory statistics for business students, Dr. Anderson has taught graduate-level courses in regression analysis, multivariate analysis, and management science. He also has taught statistical courses at the Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. Professor Anderson has received numerous honors for excellence in teaching and service to student organizations. He is the coauthor of ten textbooks related to decision sciences and actively consults with businesses in the areas of sampling and statistical methods. Born in Grand Forks, North Dakota, he earned his BS, MS, and PhD degrees from Purdue University.

Dr. Dennis J. Sweeney is a textbook author, Professor Emeritus of Quantitative Analysis and founder of the Center for Productivity Improvement at the University of Cincinnati. He also served five years as head of the Department of Quantitative Analysis and four years as Associate Dean of the College of Business Administration. In addition, he has worked in the management science group at Procter & Gamble and has been a visiting professor at Duke University. Professor Sweeney has published more than 30 articles in the area of management science and statistics. The National Science Foundation, IBM, Procter & Gamble, Federated Department Stores, Kroger, and Cincinnati Gas & Electric have funded his research, which has been published in MANAGEMENT SCIENCE, OPERATIONS RESEARCH, MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING, DECISION SCIENCES, and other journals. Dr. Sweeney is the coauthor of ten textbooks in the areas of statistics, management science, linear programming, and production and operations management. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, he earned a BS degree from Drake University, graduating summa cum laude. He received his MBA and DBA degrees from Indiana University, where he was an NDEA Fellow.

Dr. Thomas A. Williams is Professor of Management Science in the College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology where he was the first chairman of the Decision Sciences Department. He teaches courses in management science and statistics, as well as graduate courses in regression and decision analysis. Before joining the College of Business at RIT, Professor Williams served for seven years as a faculty member in the College of Business Administration at the University of Cincinnati, where he developed the undergraduate program in Information Systems and then served as its coordinator. The co-author of 11 leading textbooks in the areas of management science, statistics, production and operations management, and mathematics, Professor Williams has been a consultant for numerous Fortune 500 companies and has worked on projects ranging from the use of data analysis to the development of large-scale regression models. He earned his B.S. degree at Clarkson University and completed his graduate work at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees.

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Table of Contents


1. Data and Statistics. 2. Descriptive Statistics: Tabular and Graphical Presentations. 3. Descriptive Statistics: Numerical Measures. 4. Introduction to Probability. 5. Discrete Probability Distributions. 6. Continuous Probability Distributions. 7. Sampling and Sampling Distributions. 8. Interval Estimation. 9. Hypothesis Tests. 10. Comparisons Involving Means, Experimental Design, and Analysis of Variance. 11. Comparisons Involving Proportions and a Test of Independence. 12. Simple Linear Regression. 13. Multiple Regression. Appendix A: References and Bibliography. Appendix B: Tables. Appendix C: Summation Notation. Appendix D: Self-Test Solutions and Answers to Even-Numbered Exercises. Appendix E: Using Excel Functions. Appendix F: Computing p-Values Using Minitab and Excel.
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