Business Statistics: A First Course eBook (8e) : 9780135179833

Business Statistics: A First Course eBook (8e)

Levine,D et al
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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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About the book: A focus on using statistical methods to analyse and interpret results to make data-informed business decisions

Statistics is essential for all business majors, and Business Statistics: A First Course helps students see the role statistics will play in their own careers by providing examples drawn from all functional areas of business. Guided by the principles set forth by major statistical and business science associations (ASA and DSI), plus the authors’ diverse experiences, the 8th Edition continues to innovate and improve the way this course is taught to all students.

With new examples, case scenarios, and problems, the text continues its tradition of focusing on the interpretation of results, evaluation of assumptions, and discussion of next steps that lead to data-informed decision making. The authors feel that this approach, rather than a focus on manual calculations, better serves students in their future careers.

This brief offering, created to fit the needs of a one-semester course, is part of the established Berenson/Levine series.

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Table of contents
  • First Things First
  • 1. Defining and Collecting Data
  • 2. Organizing and Visualizing Variables
  • 3. Numerical Descriptive Measures
  • 4. Basic Probability
  • 5. Discrete Probability Distributions
  • 6. The Normal Distribution
  • 7. Sampling Distributions
  • 8. Confidence Interval Estimation
  • 9. Fundamentals of Hypothesis Testing: One-Sample Tests
  • 10. Two-Sample Tests
  • 11. Analysis of Variance
  • 12. Chi-Square and Nonparametric Tests
  • 13. Simple Linear Regression
  • 14. Introduction to Multiple Regression
  • 15. Multiple Regression Model Building
  • 16. Time-Series Forecasting
  • 17. Business Analytics 18. Getting Ready to Analyze Data in the Future
  • Self-Test Solutions and Answers to Selected Even-Numbered Problems
  • Previous editions
Features & benefits
Business Statistics follows 5 guiding principles:
  • Help students see the relevance of statistics in their own careers by using examples from functional areas (e.g.,accounting, finance, marketing, etc.) that they may specialise in.
  • Emphasise interpretation and analysis of statistical results over calculation, as these activities are more important to students’ futures.
  • Give students ample practice in understanding how to apply statistics to business (e.g.,classroom examples and homework exercises involve actual or realistic data, and both small and large data sets).
  • Familiarise students with the use of data analysis software. Microsoft Excel, JMP, and Minitab are integrated into all topics to illustrate how software can help in the business decision-making process.
  • Provide clear data analysis software instructions to students so they understand how to use the programs.
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