Gift Guide

Statistics, Data Analysis, and Decision Modeling / Edition 1

Other Format (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $11.01
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 87%)
Other sellers (Other Format)
  • All (6) from $11.01   
  • New (1) from $54.50   
  • Used (5) from $11.01   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any coupons and promotions
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Brand New Item.

Ships from: Chatham, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Sort by


Unique in approach, this short, basic introduction to business statistics focuses on the practical applications of data analysis to business decision making in an electronic spreadsheet environment. It uses a comprehensive database (in the form of a Microsoft Excel Workbook) for a fictitious company to illustrate techniques and methodology as well as to provide a source of problems and exercises in a unified business context. Other spreadsheet add-ins--PHStat; a student version of Crystal Ball; and Treeplan--are also used for additional analysis capability. An accompanying CD-ROM contains the database, additional files, the student version of Crystal Ball, and Treeplan software and documentation. Data Analysis and Business Decisions. Displaying and Summarizing Data. Random Variables and Probability Distributions. Sampling and Statistical Analysis for Decision Making. Statistical Quality Control. Regression Analysis. Forecasting. Selection Models and Risk Analysis. Optimization. For anyone needing a quick, hands-on, applied introduction to business statistics in the contemporary electronic spreadsheet environment.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

A textbook for a short<-->five or six weeks<-->introductory statistics course, or for a longer<-->one quarter or half semester<-->course that goes on to explain such management techniques as simulation, decision analysis, and optimization. Evans (U. of Cincinnati) and Olson (Texas A&M U.) use the popular Excel spreadsheet software and a fictitious company to demonstrate principles and provide exercises. The CD contains the database and other spreadsheet files used in the text. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130205452
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 11/11/1999
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.99 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Data and Business Decisions.
The Importance of Data for Decision Making. Types and Sources of Business Data. Measurement and Statistics. Decision Models. Using Microsoft Excel. Summary.Questions and Problems.

2. Displaying and Summarizing Data.
Displaying Data with Charts and Graphs. Descriptive Statistics. Visual Display of Statistical Measures. Statistical Relationships. Case Study: Using Descriptive Statistics for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Summary. Questions and Problems.

3. Random Variables and Probability Distributions.
Basic Concepts. Discrete Probability Distributions. Continuous Probability Distributions. Random Sampling From Probability Distributions. Summary. Questions and Problems. Appendix: Introduction to Crystal Ball.

4. Sampling and Statistical Analysis for Decision-Making.
Statistical Sampling. Statistical Analysis of Sample Data. Estimation. Hypothesis Testing. ANOVA: Testing Differences of Several Means. Chi-Square Test for Independence. Summary. Questions and Problems. Appendix: Distribution Fitting.

5. Statistical Quality Control.
The Role of Statistics and Data Analysis in Quality Control. Statistical Process Control. Control Charts for Attributes. Statistical Issues in the Design of Control Charts. Process Capability Analysis. Summary. Questions and Problems.

6. Regression.
Simple LinearRegression. Measuring Variation About the Regression Line. Regression as Analysis of Variance. Assumptions of Regression Analysis. Applications of Regression Analysis to Investment Risk. Multiple Linear Regression. Building Good Regression Models. Regression with Ordinal and Nominal Independent Variables. Regression Models with Nonlinear Terms. Summary. Questions and Problems.

7. Forecasting.
Qualitative and Judgmental Methods. Statistical Forecasting Models. Regression Models. The Practice of Forecasting. Summary. Questions and Problems. Appendix: CB Predictor.

8. Selection Models and Risk Analysis.
Decision Criteria and Selection. Monte-Carlo Simulation for Risk Analysis. Applications of Monte-Carlo Simulation. Case Study: Simulation and Risk Analysis in New Product Screening at Cinergy Corporation. Summary. Questions and Problems. Appendix: Additional Crystal Ball Options.

9. Introduction to Optimization.
Constrained Optimization. Types of Optimization Problems. Spreadsheet Optimization. Solving Linear Optimization Models. Solving Integer Optimization Models. Solving Nonlinear Optimization Models. Risk Analysis of Optimization Results. Combining Optimization and Simulation. Summary. Questions and Problems.

The Standardized Normal Distribution. The Cumulative Standard Normal Distribution. Critical Values of t. Critical Values of F.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)