ESSENTIALS OF STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS, Revised, 6th Edition introduces sound statistical methodology to students with real-world examples, proven approaches, and hands-on exercises that build the foundation they need to analyze and solve business problems quantitatively. Complete with the author’s signature problem-scenario approach and reader-friendly writing style, ESSENTIALS OF STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS has been streamlined to focus on core topics, and updated with new case problems, applications, and self-test exercises to help student’s master key formulas and apply statistical methods to realistic business scenarios. The Student Essential Site PAC (Printed Access Card) that comes with the new book includes: Case Files, Example Files, Problem Files, Tutorials, Solvertable, Palisade DecisionTools (StatTools), Excel Tutorial. Optional, comprehensive support for the text includes CengageNow, the integrated online student learning and course management system that helps students and instructors make the most out of the course. Also available are the optional chapter appendices, which deliver in-depth coverage of a popular statistical software program, and can be integrated with the text. Choose from Excel 2010, Minitab 16, PrecisionTree 2010, and StatTools 2010. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Trust the market-leading ESSENTIALS OF STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS, 7th Edition to give you a foundation in statistics and an edge in today's competitive business world. The author's signature problem-scenario approach and reader-friendly writing style combine with proven methodologies, hands-on exercises, and real-world examples to take you deep into realistic business problems and help you solve them from an intelligent, quantitative perspective. Streamlined to focus on core topics, this new edition has been updated with new case problems, applications, and self-test exercises to help you master key formulas and apply the statistical methods you learn. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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 includes all of the strengths of the best-selling parent text, with a streamlined focus on the core topics and a concise presentation that is easy for students to follow. This reader-friendly introduction to business statistics offers a wealth of real-world examples, proven methods, and application exercises that clearly demonstrate how statistics can inform decisions and suggest solutions to contemporary business problems. The authors’ signature problem-scenario approach and numerous exercises in every chapter show students how to apply statistical methods in practical business situations. In addition, the Sixth Edition includes new case problems, methods, applications, and self-test exercises to help students’ master key formulas and apply their knowledge. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Essential Statistics for Economics, Business and Management assumes no prior knowledge of statistics. It will also be highly relevant for the statistics component of courses in quantitative methods. The style of the book is similar to that of the highly successful Essential Mathematics for Economics and Business by Teresa Bradley and Paul Patton, with many worked examples integrated throughout. Emphasis is placed on verbalising concepts, problems and results of statistical analysis. This will help students learn how to start a problem, complete the calculations, and report the results in a way that makes sense to a non-statistician. Each concept is introduced with a brief but plausible explanation followed by Worked Examples. The Worked Examples will provide students with the necessary practice that they need in order to succeed at the subject. Emphasis is also placed on ?learning through doing? problems. Excel is used to encourage students in doing problems and to enhance understanding (with links to datasets online). Minitab printouts are also included in the text. Skills Development Exercises with brief solutions are included within the chapters, and Progress Exercises on theory and applications are provided at the end of each chapter. Solutions to all the worked examples and progress exercises are available as an appendix. Web-based supplementary materials will be provided for lecturers adopting the text, including additonal exercises and solutions, excel datasets and exercises, powerpoint slides with key formula, figures and tables. Students can access an online glossary and weblinks.
The Third Edition of Essential Statistics in Business and Economics was written to meet four distinct objectives. Objective 1: Communicate the Meaning of Variation in a Business Context Variation exists everywhere in the world around us and successful businesses know how to measure variation. This text shows how businesses know how to tell when variation should be responded to and when it should be left alone. Objective 2: Use Realistic Business Applications The text offers examples, case studies, and problems from current research or real applications whenever possible. Hypothetical data are used when it seems the best way to illustrate a concept. Objective 3: Incorporate Current Statistical Practices and Offer Practical Advice With the increased reliance on computers and data analytics, statistics practitioners have changed the way they use statistical tools. The text shows the current practices and explains why they are used the way they are, and tells you when each technique should not be used. Objective 4: Provide More In-Depth Explanation of the Why and Let the Software Take Care of the How Today’s technology makes it easier to summarize and communicate with data than ever before. The text demonstrates easily mastered techniques with commonly available software. The authors emphasize the idea of risks in decision making and that risks should be quantified and considered in business decisions.
This guide examines the principles of statistical data, probability, regression and correlation analysis, forecasting and time-series analysis, emphasizing their practical applications.
With The Practice of Statistics for Business and Economics, instructors can help students develop a working knowledge of data production and interpretation in a business and economics context, giving them the practical tools they need to make data-informed, real-world business decisions from the first day of class. With its expanded, dedicated version of LaunchPad, the text more than ever is a seamlessly integrated print/online resource, putting powerful statistical tools and interactive learning features in students’ hands.