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Statistical thinking for managers

Author: J A John; D Whitaker; D G Johnson
Publisher: Boca Raton [Fla.] : Chapman & Hall/CRC, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shows students how statistics is important in various aspects of business and equips them with the skills needed to make sensible use of data.

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Genre/Form: Einführung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J A John; D Whitaker; D G Johnson
ISBN: 1584882484 9781584882480
OCLC Number: 46808427
Notes: J.A. John and David Whitaker are on the academic staff at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, N.Z.
Description: xi, 336 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Variation --
Variation --
Airport Immigration --
Debt Recovery --
Fire Insurance --
Budget Deviations --
Red Beads Experiment --
Some Conclusions --
Data for the Beads Experiment --
Problem Solving --
A Scientific Approach to Problem Solving --
The Need for Data --
Deciding What to Measure --
Mapping the Process --
Cause Analysis --
Collecting Data --
Evaluating the Results --
Standardising and Planning for Future Improvements --
Looking at Data --
Types of Data --
Presentation of Data --
Rounding Data --
Effective Tables --
Graphs --
Bar Charts --
Pie Charts --
Pareto Diagrams --
Run Charts --
Stem and Leaf Diagrams --
Median, Range, and Quartiles --
Box Plots --
Stratification --
Modelling Data --
Distributions --
Arithmetic Mean --
Standard Deviation --
Calculating the Mean and Standard Deviation --
Interpreting the Standard Deviation --
Descriptive Statistics --
Modelling Julia's Diner --
Distribution Shapes --
The Normal Distribution --
Normal Tables --
Attribute Data --
Analysing Attribute Data --
Looking At Margins --
Two-Way Tables --
Binary Data --
Working with Proportions --
Working with Counts --
Sampling --
Collecting Data --
Choosing the Sample --
Sampling in Practice --
Random Sampling --
Nonrandom Sampling --
The Accuracy of Sample Estimates --
Data for the Wood Experiment --
Estimation --
Sampling Error --
Estimating a Proportion --
Sample Size for Proportions --
Estimating a Mean --
Sample Size for Means --
Unknown Population Standard Deviation --
Finite Populations.
Responsibility: J.A. John, D. Whitaker, D.G. Johnson.

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