This market-leading textbook on business statistics is the definitive introduction for students in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Recognizing that students succeed best in this demanding subject when engaged, "Statistics in Practice" features open each chapter using high-profile examples such as The Spanish National Lottery, "The Economist" Newspaper and foreign direct investment in China. Updated coverage of Excel 2007 is matched with equal treatment of SPSS/PASW and Minitab to align student learning with the latest industry software, while a complete set of learning resources for students and lecturers (including data sets on an accompanying CD-ROM, online test banks and much more) make this a 'one stop shop' for all business statistics courses.
Table of Contents
1. Data and Statistics 2. Descriptive Statistics: Tabular and Graphical Presentations 3. Descriptive Statistics: Numerical Measures 4. Introduction to Probability 5. Discrete Probability Distributions 6. Continuous Probability Distributions 7. Sampling and Sampling Distributions 8. Interval Estimation 9. Hypothesis Tests 10. Statistical Inference about Means and Proportions with Two Populations 11. Inferences about Population Variances 12. Tests of Goodness of Fit and Independence 13. Analysis of Variance and Experimental Design 14. Simple Linear Regression 15. Multiple Regression 16. Regression Analysis: Model Building 17. Index Numbers 18. Forecasting 19. Non-Parametric Methods 20. Statistical Methods for Quality Control 21. Decision Analysis 22. Sample Surveys (On CD)