For courses in Business Statistics. This comprehensive 18 chapter text focuses on the underlying statistical concepts that are important to students majoring in business. The authors take an applied approach and relate the concepts and applications of statistics to the functional areas of business-accounting, marketing, management, and economics and finance. This text also emphasizes the proper use of statistics to analyze data and assumes that computer software is an integral part of this analysis. Excel and Minitab, and now SPSS? are featured.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction and Data Collection. 2. Presenting Data in Tables and Charts. 3. Numerical Descriptive Measures. 4. Basic Probability. 5. Some Important Discrete Probability Distributions. 6. The Normal Distribution and Other Continuous Distributions. 7. Sampling Distributions. 8. Confidence Interval Estimation. 9. Fundamentals of Hypothesis Testing: One-Sample Tests. 10. Two Sample Tests with Numerical Data. 11. Analysis of Variance. 12. Tests for Two or More Samples with Categorical Data. 13. Simple Linear Regression. 14. Introduction to Multiple Regression. 15. Multiple Regression Model Building. 16. Time-Series Analysis. 17. Decision Making. 18. Statistical Applications in Quality and Productivity Management.