Business Statistics. For Contemporary Decision Making. 8th Edition

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  • 880 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Business Statistics: For Contemporary Decision Making, 8th Edition continues the tradition of presenting and explaining the wonders of business statistics through the use of clear, complete, student-friendly pedagogy. Ken Black's text equips readers with the quantitative decision-making skills and analysis techniques they need to make smart decisions based on real-world data.
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UNIT I INTRODUCTION

1 Introduction to Statistics 02

2 Charts and Graphs 18

3 Descriptive Statistics 52

4 Probability 98

UNIT II DISTRIBUTIONS AND SAMPLING

5 Discrete Distributions 142

6 Continuous Distributions 184

7 Sampling and Sampling Distributions 224

UNIT III MAKING INFERENCES ABOUT POPULATION PARAMETERS

8 Statistical Inference: Estimation for Single Populations 260

9 Statistical Inference: Hypothesis Testing for Single Populations 298

10 Statistical Inferences About Two Populations 354

11 Analysis of Variance and Design of Experiments 414

UNIT IV REGRESSION ANALYSIS AND FORECASTING

12 Simple Regression Analysis and Correlation 476

13 Multiple Regression Analysis 528

14 Building Multiple Regression Models 558

15 Time-Series Forecasting and Index Numbers 608

UNIT V NONPARAMETRIC STATISTICS AND QUALITY

16 Analysis of Categorical Data 664

17 Nonparametric Statistics 688

18 Statistical Quality Control 738

APPENDICES

A Tables 783

B Answers to Selected Odd-Numbered Quantitative Problems 823

GLOSSARY 833

INDEX 843
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Ken Black is currently Professor of Decision Sciences in the School of Business and Public Administration at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts and raised in Missouri, he earned a Bachelor's degree in mathematics from Graceland College, a Master's degree in math education from the University of Texas at El Paso, a Ph.D. in business administration in management science, and a Ph.D. in educational research from the University of North Texas. . . Since joining the faculty in 1979, Professor Black has taught all levels of statistics courses, forecasting, management science, market research, and production/operations management. He published fifteen journal articles and over twenty professional papers, as well as two textbooks: Business Statistics: An Introductory Course and Business Statistics: Contemporary Decision Making. Black has consulted for many different companies, including Aetna, City of Houston, NYLCare, At&T, Johnson Space Center, Southwest Information resource, Connect Corporation, and Eagle Engineering.
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