9780071440240

Business Statistics Demystified

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    9780071440240

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    0071440240

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-07-02
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Summary

This self-teaching guide brings business statistics down to an understandable level, using practical examples Coverage includes: probability, analysis of variance, designed experiments, preparing statistical reports, basic statistical procedures, and much more.

Author Biography

Steven M. Kemp, Ph.D. is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received his Ph.D. in Psychology in 1993 from the L. L. Thurstone Psychometric Laboratory. He has taught Statistics at the Master's level at the Nursing School at UNC/CH. Steve does research in such exotic areas as neural network simulations of behavior, situational evaluations of behavioral simulations, and abductive reasoning. He is the inventor of the InSitu testbed (www.InSituTestbed.org). In previous lives, he has worked in data processing, software development, technical writing, advertising, and retail. This is his first book. When not writing or researching, he is a computer programmer and statistical consultant. Steve lives south of town with his cat, Eureka. Those interested in Steve's research or personal life can browse his WebSite: http://www.unc.edu/~skemp/

Sid Kemp, PMP is a certified Project Management Professional and a leading expert in project management for information technology, with over 15 years of experience. He assists Fortune 500 companies and major governmental agencies in the deployment of new technology and in developing and deploying custom project management methodologies. Sid has trained thousands of first-time managers and team leaders in PM—in public, corporate, and government seminars. He has over 10 years of experience as a trainer and author of training programs. Sid is the author of two other McGraw-Hill books that may be of interest to readers of Business Statistics Demystified: Budgeting for Managers (2002) and Project Management Demystified (2004).

Table of Contents

PART ONE: WHAT IS BUSINESS STATISTICS?

Chapter 1: Statistics for Business Statistical Methods and Quality Improvement

Quiz

Chapter 2: What Is Statistics?

Quiz

Chapter 3: A First Look at Probability: What Is Probability?

Quiz

TEST: Part One

PART TWO: PREPARING A STATISTICAL STUDY

Chapter 4: What Is a Statistical Study?

Quiz

Chapter 5: Planning the Statistical Study

Quiz

Chapter 6: Getting the Data

Quiz

Chapter 7: Common Statistical Measures

Quiz

Chapter 8: Statistics Without Numbers: Graphs and Charts

Chapter 9: Making Inferences From Data: A Difference That Makes a Difference. When Do Statistics Mean Something?

Quiz

Chapter 10: Making a Presentation

Quiz

TEST: Part Two

PART THREE: BASIC STATISTICAL PROCEDURES

Chapter 11: Summarizing Data About One Variable: Estimating a Single Value

Quiz

Chapter 12: Analysis of Variance and Designed Experiments: Group Differences

Quiz

Chapter 13: Linear Regression and Correlation Methods: Correlation and Regression

Quiz

Chapter 14: Non-Parametric Statistics

Quiz

TEST: Part Three

PART FOUR: MAKING BUSINESS DECISIONS

Chapter 15: Customer Surveys

Quiz

Chapter 16: Forecasting

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Chapter 17: Quality Control

Quiz

Chapter 18: Planning

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Chapter 19: Market Analysis

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Chapter 20: Human Resources Management

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Chapter 21: Auditing

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TEST: Part Four

FINAL EXAM

APPENDIX A: BASIC MATH REVIEW(with References)

APPENDIX B: SOURCES OF BUSINESS DATA, STATISTICS, and INDICES, ON AND OFF THE WEB

APPENDIX C: YOUR FIRST STATISTICAL STUDY

APPENDIX D: TIPS AND TOOLS

APPENDIX E: GLOSSARY

APPENDIX F: FOR FURTHER READING

APPENDIX G: ANSWERS TO QUIZ, TEST, AND EXAM QUESTIONS

APPENDIX H: USING THIS BOOK WITH POPULAR BUSINESS STATISTICS TEXTBOOKS

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