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Help your students see the light. With its myriad of techniques, concepts and formulas, business statistics can be overwhelming for many students. They can have trouble recognizing the importance of studying statistics, and making connections between concepts. Ken Black's fifth edition of Business Statistics: For Contemporary Decision Making helps students see the big picture of the business statistics course by giving clearer paths to learn and choose the right techniques. Here's how Ken Black helps students see the big picture: * Video Tutorials-In these video clips, Ken Black provides students with extra learning assistance on key difficult topics. Available in WileyPLUS. * Tree Taxonomy Diagram-Tree Taxonomy Diagram for Unit 3 further illustrates the connection between topics and helps students pick the correct technique to use to solve problems. * New Organization-The Fifth Edition is reorganized into four units, which will help professor teach and students see the connection between topics. * WileyPLUS-WilePLUS provides everything needed to create an environment where students can reach their full potential and experience the exhilaration of academic success. In addition to a complete online text, online homework, and instant feedback, WileyPLUS offers additional Practice Problems that give students the opportunity to apply their knowledge, and Decision Dilemma Interactive Cases that provide real-world decision-making scenarios. Learn more at,/college/wileyplus.

Author Biography

Ken Black is currently professor of decision sciences in the School of Business at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and raised in Missouri, he earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Graceland University, a master's degree in math education from the University of Texas at El Paso, a Ph.D. in business administration in management science, and a Ph.D. in educational research from the University of North Texas.

Since joining the faculty of UHCL in 1979, Professor Black has taught all levels of statistics courses, forecasting, management science, market research, and production/operations management. In 2005, he was awarded the President's Distinguished teaching Award for the university. He has published over 20 journal articles and 20 professional papers, as well as two textbooks: Business Statistics: An Introductory Course and business Statistics for contemporary Decision Making. black has consulted for many different companies, including Aetna, the city of Houston, NYLCare, AT&T, Johnson Space center, Southwest Information Resources, Connect Corporation, and Eagle Engineering.

Ken Black and his wife, Carolyn, have two daughters, Caycee and Wendi, His hobbies include playing the guitar, reading, traveling, and running.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Statistics
Charts and Graphs
Descriptive Statistics
Distributions and Sampling
Discrete Distributions
Continuous Distributions
Sampling and Sampling Distributions
Making Inferences about Population Parameters
Statistical Inference: Estimation for Single Populations
Statistical Inference: Hypothesis Testing for Single Populations
Statistical Inferences about Two Populations
Analysis of Variance and Design of Experiments
Regression Analysis and Forecasting
Simple Regression Analysis and Correlation
Multiple Regression Analysis
Building Multiple Regression Models
Time-Series Forecasting and Index Numbers
Nonparametric Statistics and Quality
Analysis of Categorical Data
Nonparametric Statistics
Statistical Quality Control
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