Basic Business Statistics, Global Edition (13e) : 9781292069029

Basic Business Statistics, Global Edition (13e)

Berenson, Mark L. et al
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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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For courses in Business Statistics.

Berenson shows students how statistics is used in each functional area of business.
Table of contents
  • Preface
  • Getting Started: Important Things to Learn First
  • Chapter 1 Defining and Collecting Data
  • Chapter 2 Organizing and Visualizing Variables
  • Chapter 3 Numerical Descriptive Measures
  • Chapter 4 Basic Probability
  • Chapter 5 Discrete Probability Distributions
  • Chapter 6 The Normal Distribution and Other Continuous Distributions
  • Chapter 7. Sampling and Sampling Distributions
  • Chapter 8. Confidence Interval Estimation
  • Chapter 9. Fundamentals of Hypothesis Testing: One-Sample Tests
  • Chapter 10. Two-Sample Tests
  • Chapter 11. Analysis of Variance
  • Chapter 12. Chi-Square Tests and Nonparametric Tests
  • Chapter 13. Simple Linear Regression
  • Chapter 14. Introduction to Multiple Regression
  • Chapter 15. Multiple Regression Model Building
  • Chapter 16. Time-Series Forecasting
  • Chapter 17. Statistical Applications in Quality Management
  • Chapter 18. A Road Map for Analyzing Data
New to this edition

  • Enhancements to the exercise sets:

    • Skills Warm Up exercises begin most exercise sets, reviewing prerequisite knowledge specific to that section in a "just in time" approach. References to review material are provided for students who need a refresher.

    • A, B, and C labels within the exercises now appear in the Annotated Instructor’s Edition only, so students can work without being distracted by difficulty level.

    • Guided Lecture Notes are now editable so the organization of the guide can directly reflect your goals and approach for each section.

  • Content updates:

    • The exposition has been revised and clarified throughout the book.

    • Examples and exercises have been given up-to-date contexts and data.

    • Section 6.1 has been rewritten to better motivate and introduce the simplex method and associated terminology.

  • New for Instructors:

    • An Annotated Instructor's Edition is now available, providing answers to exercises directly on the exercise set page whenever possible.

      • Teaching Tips are also provided for less experienced instructors, giving them insight on common student pitfalls, suggestions for how to approach a topic, or reminders of which prerequisite skills students will be tapping in to.

      • Exercise difficulty level (i.e., A, B, and C) is indicated in the Annotated Instructor’s Edition only, so students can work without being distracted by difficulty level.

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  • Personalized learning with MyMathLab®: the accompanying MyMathLab course provides online homework and learning tools that helps students help themselves succeed.

    • Increased exercise coverage—choose from 4300 assignable exercises to give students the varied practice they need.

    • Getting Ready content provides chapter-by-chapter remediation for gaps in prerequisite skills.

    • Adaptive learning functionality analyzes student work and points them toward resources that maximize their learning.

Features & benefits
  • More than 6,900 exercises in the text are carefully selected and graded, helping you craft the perfect assignments for your students.
  • Prerequisite skills are assessed at the beginning of the text and are revisited before each exercise set.
  • A Diagnostic Prerequisite Test prior to Chapter 1 helps students assess their prerequisite skills.
  • The Basic Algebra Review in Appendix A (referenced in the answers to the Diagnostic Prerequisite Test) provides students with the content they need to remediate those skills.
  • Skills Warm Up exercises begin most exercise sets, reviewing prerequisite knowledge specific to that section in a "just in time" approach. References to review material are provided for students who need a refresher.
  • Ample and up-to-date applications illustrate the relevance of mathematics and give students opportunities to create and interpret mathematical models.
  • Optional graphing-utility and spreadsheet examples and exercises are clearly identified by an icon. These provide a deeper understanding of mathematical concepts, give students an opportunity to practice using tools they will likely use in the workplace, and allow students to solve problems that are not feasible to solve by hand.
  • Chapter Reviews include exercises at the A, B, and C levels as well as thorough end-of-chapter summaries keyed by page number to worked examples within the chapter.
  • 483 worked examples, including many with several parts.
  • Examples are annotated and the problem-solving steps are clearly identified, which gives students extra assistance in understanding the solution
  • Dashed boxes show the detailed algebraic steps that are normally not included in textbooks, giving students extra help in working through the examples.
  • A Matched Problem follows each example, providing students with an opportunity to reinforce and test understanding before moving on.
  • Conceptual Insight boxes, appearing in nearly every section, either make explicit connections to previously learned concepts or provide a broader, more conceptual explanation of the topic, helping students place this new information in context.
  • Explore & Discuss problems in every section encourage students to think about a relationship or process before a result is stated or to investigate additional consequences of a development in the text. These problems can help students of all levels gain better insight into the mathematical concepts and are effective in both small and large classroom settings. NEW!  The author has provided Teaching Tips for less-experienced instructors on how to engage students in these discussions and the goals of the exploration.
  • Flexible coverage allows instructors to use this text in a way that suits their syllabus and teaching style.
  • Emphasis on the construction of mathematical models, especially in linear systems and linear programming, gives students critical tools for solving application problems.
  • Mini-Lectures are included for most sections of the text and provide additional classroom examples, a summary of suggested learning objectives, and teaching notes for the material. These mini-lectures are ideal for instructors who do not teach this course frequently, or just need some additional guidance or resources.