Statistics for Business and Economics. 1st European Edition

  • ID: 2240881
  • Book
  • Region: Europe
  • 862 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Every business area relies on an understanding of statistics to succeed. Statistics for Business and Economics by Carlos Cortinhas (University of Exeter) and Ken Black (University of Houston) shows students that the proper application of statistics in the business world goes hand–in–hand with good decision making. Every statistical tool presented in this book has a business application set in a global context and the many learning features and easy–to–use structure will engage and reassure each business statistics student.

Highlights of Statistics for Business and Economics, First European Edition, include:

- Statistics in Business Today. These focus boxes contain interesting applications of how statistical techniques are used in business and help students see the relevance of studying business statistics.
- Ethical Considerations. This feature highlights the considerable potential for the misuse of statistics in business.
- Decision Dilemmas. These chapter–opening vignettes and end–of–chapter solutions present relevant business–world solutions.
- Numerous demonstration and section problems. Hundreds of different types of problems help give students confidence in mastering different statistical techniques.
- European Focus. Problems, examples and decision dilemmas presented in this edition are up–to–date and based almost entirely on European and international business and economics data and case studies.

Substantial web resources for this book can be found at: [external URL]

These include video tutorials, interactive activities, data and problem sets in Excel and Minitab, a guide to Excel for students and a student study guide containing selected answers to the problems in the book.

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UNIT I
INTRODUCTION

1 Introduction to Statistics 3

2 Charts and Graphs 19

3 Descriptive Statistics 51

4 Probability 102

UNIT II DISTRIBUTIONS AND SAMPLING

5 Discrete Distributions 149

6 Continuous Distributions 194

7 Sampling and Sampling Distributions 234

UNIT III MAKING INFERENCES ABOUT POPULATION PARAMETERS

8 Statistical Inference: Estimation for Single Populations 271

9 Statistical Inference: Hypothesis Testing for Single Populations 310

10 Statistical Inferences About Two Populations 363

11 Analysis of Variance and Design of Experiments 422

UNIT IV REGRESSION ANALYSIS AND FORECASTING

12 Simple Regression Analysis and Correlation 487

13 Multiple Regression Analysis 545

14 Building Multiple Regression Models 578

15 Time–Series Forecasting and Index Numbers 625

UNIT V CATEGORICAL DATA AND NON–PARAMETRIC STATISTICS

16 Analysis of Categorical Data 685

17 Non–parametric Statistics 713

APPENDICES

A Tables 765

B Answers to Selected Odd–Numbered Quantitative Problems 807

GLOSSARY 819

INDEX 829

WEBSITE MATERIALS

18 Statistical Quality Control

19 Decision Analysis

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Carlos Cortinhas
Ken Black
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