9780130466419

Statistics for Business and Economics

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  • ISBN13:

    9780130466419

  • ISBN10:

    0130466417

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Hardcover w/CD
  • Copyright: 1/1/2008
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

This introduction to statistics emphasizes inference; data collection and analysis are covered extensively as needed to evaluate the reported results of statstical studies and to make good business decisions.Stresses the development of statistical thinkingthe assessment of credibility and value of the inferences made from databoth by those who consume and those who produce the information. Provides numerous case studies, examples, and exercises that all draw on real business situations and recent economic events. Includes Excel computer printouts (with PHStat add-in) as well as SPSS and MINITAB printouts (SAS and STATISTIX dropped).A useful reference for business professionals who need to brush up on their statistics knowledge.

Table of Contents

Statistics, Data, and Statistical Thinking
The Science of Statistics
Types of Statistical Applications
Fundamental Elements of Statistics
Processes (Optional)
Types of Data
Collecting Data
The Role of Statistics in Managerial Decision-Making Statistics in Action: A ""20/20"" View of Survey Results - Fact or Fiction?
Using Technology: Creating and Listing Data in SPSS, MINITAB, and EXCEL
Methods for Describing Sets of Data
Describin
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