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Thoroughly integrating the use of Microsoft Excel, this streamlined volume on business statistics uses an applied approach that focuses on the concepts and applications of statistics to the functional areas of business. Revised to increase the emphasis on concepts and applications and to more seamlessly integrate coverage on Microsoft Excel, it offers detailed, step-by-step explanations on the use of Microsoft Excel to perform statistical analysis on every topic covered in the book and integrates numerous illustrations of Excel output and dialog boxes. Concepts and methods covered include data collection and presentation, numerical descriptive measures, probability distributions, interval estimation, hypothesis testing, variance, linear regression and statistical applications in quality and productivity management. For managers in accounting, marketing, management, and economics and finance.
Table of Contents
Introduction and Data Collection
Presenting Data in Tables and Charts
Numerical Descriptive Measures
Some Important Discrete Probability Distributions
The Normal Distribution and Other Continuous Distributions
Sampling and Sampling Distributions
Confidence Interval Estimation
Fundamentals of Hypothesis Testing: One-Sample Tests
Analysis of Variance
Chi-Square Tests and Nonparametric Tests
Simple Linear Regression
Introduction to Multiple Regression
Multiple Regression Model Building
Time-Series Forecasting and Index Numbers
Statistical Applications in Quality Management
Review of Arithmetic, Algebra, and Logarithms
Statistical Symbols and Greek Alphabet
Configuring Microsoft Excel and Installing PHStat
Self-Test Solutions and Answers to Selected Even-Numbered Problems
Using the Poisson Distribution to Approximate the Binomial Distribution
The Normal Approximation to the Binomial Distribution
Sampling from Finite Populations
Estimation and Sample Size Determination for Finite Populations
The Power of a Test
The Randomized Block Design
Chi-Square Test for a Variance or Standard Deviation
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