Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions

Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions

by Jon Curwin, Roger Slater

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ISBN-13: 9781861525314
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA Higher Education
Publication date: 08/28/2001
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 696
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Jon Curwin is a Principal Lecturer at the University of Central England Business School.

Roger Slater is Head of the Faculty Resources Centre for the Faculty of Law, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Central England, UK, and has been involved in teaching and examining quatitative topics for over 30 years.

Table of Contents

PART 1: QUANTITATIVE INFORMATION. Introduction. Quick Start: Quantitative Information 1. The Quantitative Approach. 2. Managing Data. 3. Survey Methods. 4. Presentation of Data. Part 1 Conclusions PART 2: DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS. Introduction. Quck Start: Descriptive Statistics 5. Measures of Location. 6. Measures of Dispersion. 7. Index Numbers. Part 2 Conclusions PART 3: MEASURING UNCERTAINTY. Introduction. Quick Start: Measuring uncertainty 8. Probability. 9. Discrete Probability Distributions. 10. The Normal Distribution. Part 3 Conclusions PART 4: STATISTICAL INFERENCE. Introduction Quick start: Inference Quick Start 11. Confidence Intervals. 12. Significance Testing. 13. Non-parametric Tests. Part 4 Conclusions PART 5: RELATING VARIABLES AND PREDICTING OUTCOMES. Quick Start: Relating Variables and predicting outcomes 14. Time Series. 15. Correlation. 16. Regression. 17. Multiple Regression and Correlation. Part 5 Conclusions. PART 6: MODELLING. Introduction. 18. The Time Value of Money. 19. Linear Programming. 20. Networks. 21. Modelling Stock Control and Queues. 22. Simulation. Part 6 Conclusions. PART 7: MATHEMATICAL BACKGROUND. Introduction. 23. Mathematical Relationships. 24. Matrices. 25. Use of Calculus. Conclusions. Appendices.

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