Essentials of Business Statistics

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/9/2014
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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The primary goal of Essentials of Business Statistics is to illustrate an accurate view of business statistics in a way that students can easily understand. This is achieved in the following ways:
  • New statistical topics and tools are introduced by using continuing case studies. This approach helps to alleviate student anxiety in learning new concepts and enhances overall comprehension
  • Streamlined and clarified coverage of graphical and numerical methods
  • New graphically based procedures for finding confidence intervals and performing hypothesis tests
  • Increased emphasis on Excel and MINITAB with improved and updated step-by-step instructions in the end of chapter material
  • Connect Business Statistics homework management

Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, and how they need it, so that your class time is more engaging and effective.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 An Introduction to Business Statistics

Chapter 2 Descriptive Statistics: Tabular and Graphical Methods

Chapter 3 Descriptive Statistics: Numerical Methods

Chapter 4 Probability

Chapter 5 Discrete Random Variables

Chapter 6 Continuous Random Variables

Chapter 7 Sampling and Sampling Distributions

Chapter 8 Confidence Intervals

Chapter 9 Hypothesis Testing

Chapter 10 Statistical Inferences Based on Two Samples

Chapter 11 Experimental Design and Analysis of Variance

Chapter 12 Chi-Square Tests

Chapter 13 Simple Linear Regression Analysis

Chapter 14 Multiple Regression and Model Building

Appendix A Statistical Tables

Answers to Most Odd-Numbered Exercises


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Chapter 15 Process Improvement Using Control Charts

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