Statistics is vital to decision making in business and our everyday lives. This book on statistics, in its Second Edition, continues to cover both the theoretical and the practical aspects of statistics which facilitate easy understanding of the fundamentals.The book contains twenty-two chapters. It begins with an introduction of statistics and describes statistical survey and sampling methods. It then discusses collection, classification, tabulation, as well as diagrammatic and graphical presentation of data very lucidly. The book then goes on to explain measures of central tendency or averages, measures of dispersion, measures of skewness, kurtosis and moments, and correlation and regression analysis. Finally, index numbers, time series analysis, probability and theoretical distributions, along with vital and population statistics, are discussed in a clear way.This book is primarily designed for the undergraduate and the postgraduate students of economics, commerce and management. In addition, it will be of great benefit to the students of demography and mathematics.NEW TO THIS EDITION• Chapter-end Multiple Choice Questions and Answers.• Sections on “Population Census of 2011”, in Chapter 22.KEY FEATURES• Includes numerous illustrative examples with solutions throughout the text to illustrate the application of the concepts.• Incorporates a large number of tables, diagrams and graphs to help students understand the concepts clearly.• Provides chapter-end exercises to enable students to test their comprehension of the topics discussed.
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Table of ContentsPreface1. AN INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS2. STATISTICAL SURVEY3. SAMPLING AND SAMPLING METHODS4. COLLECTION OF DATA5. CLASSIFICATION OF DATA6. TABULATION OF DATA7. DIAGRAMMATIC PRESENTATION OF DATA8. GRAPHICAL PRESENTATION OF DATA9. STATISTICAL SERIES AND FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTION10. MEASURES OF CENTRAL TENDENCY OR AVERAGES11. MEASURES OF DISPERSION12. MEASURES OF SKEWNESS, KURTOSIS AND MOMENTS13. CORRELATION ANALYSIS14. REGRESSION ANALYSIS15. ASSOCIATION OF ATTRIBUTES16. INDEX NUMBERS17. TIME SERIES ANALYSIS18. PROBABILITY ANALYSIS19. THEORETICAL DISTRIBUTIONS20. INTERPOLATION AND EXTRAPOLATION21. VITAL STATISTICS22. POPULATION STATISTICSBibliography • Formulae • Index