9780324568608

Essentials of Statistics for Business and Economics (with CD-ROM)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780324568608

  • ISBN10:

    0324568606

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover w/CD
  • Copyright: 1/3/2008
  • Publisher: South-Western College Pub
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Trust the latest version of this market-leading essentials text to introduce sound statistical methodology in a proven applications setting. ESSENTIALS OF STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS, 5e, includes all of the strengths of the longer best-selling Anderson/Sweeney/Williams STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS, with a focus on the most important core topics for a concise presentation that's easy for students to follow. This brief introduction to business statistics offers a wealth of actual business examples, proven methods, and application exercises that clearly demonstrate how statistical results provide insights into business decisions and present solutions to contemporary business problems. High-quality problems, trusted for their unwavering accuracy, and the authors' signature problem-scenario approach clearly show how to apply statistical methods in practical business situations. New case problems as well as methods, applications, and self-test exercises encourage students to master formulas, apply materials, and evaluate their personal understanding. Optional updated appendices highlight the latest Excel® 2007 and Minitab® 15 popular commercial software, giving you the choice of integrating or omitting computer coverage in your course. This edition's concise approach and comprehensive support package, now including ThomsonNOW course management system, provides everything you need for an effective statistics course that prepares students for the essentials of statistics success in business today.

Table of Contents

Data and Statistics
Descriptive Statistics: Tabular and Graphical Presentations
Descriptive Statistics: Numerical Measures
Introduction to Probability
Discrete Probability Distributions
Continuous Probability Distributions
Sampling and Sampling Distributions
Interval Estimation
Hypothesis Tests
Comparisons Involving Means, Experimental Design, and Analysis of Variance
Comparisons Involving Proportions and a Test of Independence
Simple Linear Regression
Multiple Regression
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