Professors Norean Sharpe (Babson College), Dick De Veaux (Williams College), and Paul Velleman (Cornell University) have teamed up to provide an innovative new textbook for business statistics. These authors have taught at the finest business schools, and draw on their consulting experience at leading companies to show readers how statistical thinking is vital to modern decision making. Managers make better business decisions when they understand statistics, and Business Statistics gives readers the statistical tools and understanding to take them from the classroom to the boardroom. Hundreds of examples are based on current events and timely business topics. Short, accessible chapters allow for flexible coverage of important topics, while the conversational writing style maintains interest and comprehension.
EXPLORING AND COLLECTING DATA: Statistics and Variation; Data; Surveys and Sampling; Displaying and Describing Categorical Data; Randomness and Probability; Displaying and Describing Quantitative Data; UNDERSTANDING DATA AND DISTRIBUTIONS: Scatterplots, Association, and Correlation; Linear Regression; Sampling Distributions and the Normal Model; Confidence Intervals for Proportions; Testing Hypotheses about Proportions; Confidence Intervals and Hypothesis Tests for Means; Comparing Two Means; Paired Samples and Blocks; Inference for Counts: Chi-Square Tests; EXPLORING RELATIONSHIPS AMONG VARIABLES: Inference for Regression; Understanding Residuals; Multiple Regression; Building Multiple Regression Models; Time Series Analysis; BUILDING MODELS FOR DECISION MAKING: Probability Models; Decision Making and Risk; Design and Analysis of Experiments and Observational Studies; Introduction to Data Mining
For all readers interested in business statistics.