Business Statistics : A First Course

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-01-01
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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For a 1 semester course in Business Statistics. This paperback, 14 chapter text focuses on using rich business applications from all the functional areas of business to introduce the core concepts. The emphasis is on a clean, sophisticated presentation uncluttered by bells and whistles. A more comprehensive version by these same authors is also available called Basic Business Statistics 10e.

Table of Contents

Introduction and Data Collection
Using Statistics: Good Tunes
Basic Concepts of Statistics
The Growth of Statistics and Information
How This Text Is Organized
The Importance of Collecting Data
Identifying Sources of Data
Types of Data
Presenting Data in Tables and Charts
Using Statistics: Comparing the Performance of Mutual Funds
Tables and Charts for Categorical Data
Tables and Charts for Numerical Data
Cross Tabulations
Scatter Diagrams and Time Series Plots
Misusing Graphs and Ethical Issues
Numerical Descriptive Measures
Using Statistics: Comparing the Performance of Mutual Funds
Measures of Central Tendency, Variation, and Shape
Obtaining Descriptive
Summary Measures from a Population
Exploratory Data Analysis
The Covariance and the Coefficient of Correlation
Pitfalls in Numerical Descriptive Measures and Ethical Issues
Basic Probability
Using Statistics: The Consumer Electronics Company
Basic Probability Concepts
Conditional Probability
Bayesrsquo; Theorem
Counting Rules
Ethical Issues and Probability
Some Important Discrete Probability Distributions
Using Statistics: The Accounting Information System of the Saxon Plumbing Company
The Probability Distribution for a Discrete Random Variable
Binomial Distribution
Poisson Distribution
(CD-ROM Topic) The Hypergeometric Distribution
The Normal Distribution and Other Continuous Distributions
Using Statistics: Download Time for a Web Site Home Page
The Normal Distribution
Evaluating the Normality Assumption
The Uniform Distribution
The Exponential Distribution
Sampling Distributions
Using Statistics: The Oxford Cereal Company Packaging Process
Sampling Distribution of the Mean
Sampling Distribution
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