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Practical business statistics

Author: Andrew F Siegel
Publisher: Burlington, MA : Academic Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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Practical Business Statistics, Sixth Edition, is a conceptual, realistic, and matter-of-fact approach to managerial statistics that carefully maintains-but does not overemphasize-mathematical correctness. The book offers a deep understanding of how to learn from data and how to deal with uncertainty while promoting the use of practical computer applications. This teaches present and future managers how to use and  Read more...
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Siegel, Andrew F.
Practical business statistics.
Burlington, MA : Academic Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2010041182
(OCoLC)670324809
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew F Siegel
OCLC Number: 784140647
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 619 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1.) INTRODUCTION: DEFINING THE ROLE OF STATISTICS IN BUSINESS --
2.) DATA STRUCTURES: CLASSIFYING THE VARIOUS TYPES OF DATA SETS --
3.) HISTOGRAMS: LOOKING AT THE DISTRIBUTION OF DATA --
4.) LANDMARK SUMMARIES: INTERPRETING TYPICAL VALUES AND PERCENTILES --
5.) VARIABILITY: DEALING WITH DIVERSITY --
6.) PROBABILITY: UNDERSTANDING RANDOM SITUATIONS --
7.) RANDOM VARIABLES: WORKING WITH UNCERTAIN NUMBERS --
8.) RANDOM SAMPLING: PLANNING AHEAD FOR DATA GATHERING --
9.) CONFIDENCE INTERVALS: ADMITTING THAT ESTIMATES ARE NOT EXACT --
10.) HYPOTHESIS TESTING: DECIDING BETWEEN REALITY AND COINCIDENCE --
11.) CORRELATION AND REGRESSION: MEASURING AND PREDICTING RELATIONSHIPS --
12.) MULTIPLE REGRESSION: PREDICTING ONE FACTOR FROM SEVERAL OTHERS --
13.) REPORT WRITING: COMMUNICATING THE RESULTS OF A MULTIPLE REGRESSION --
14.) TIME SERIES: UNDERSTANDING CHANGES OVER TIME --
15.) ANOVA: TESTING FOR DIFFERENCES AMONG MANY SAMPLES, AND MUCH MORE --
16.) NONPARAMETRICS: TESTING WITH ORDINAL DATA OR NONNORMAL DISTRIBUTIONS --
17.) CHI-SQUARED ANALYSIS: TESTING FOR PATTERNS IN QUALITATIVE DATA --
18.) QUALITY CONTROL: RECOGNIZING AND MANAGING VARIATION --
App A.) EMPLOYEE DATABASE --
App B.) DONATIONS DATABASE --
App C.) SELF-TEST: SOLUTIONS TO SELECTED PROBLEMS AND DATABASE EXERCISES --
App D.) STATISTICAL TABLES --
App E.) STATPAD QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE.
Responsibility: Andrew F. Siegel.

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