Practical Business Statistics (7th edition)

Practical Business Statistics (7th edition)

By: Andrew Siegel (author)Paperback

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Practical Business Statistics, Seventh Edition, provides a conceptual, realistic, and matter-of-fact approach to managerial statistics that carefully maintains, but does not overemphasize mathematical correctness. The book provides deep understanding of how to learn from data and how to deal with uncertainty while promoting the use of practical computer applications. This valuable, accessible approach teaches present and future managers how to use and understand statistics without an overdose of technical detail, enabling them to better understand the concepts at hand and to interpret results. The text uses excellent examples with real world data relating to business sector functional areas such as finance, accounting, and marketing. Written in an engaging style, this timely revision is class-tested and designed to help students gain a solid understanding of fundamental statistical principles without bogging them down with excess mathematical details.

About Author

Andrew F. Siegel holds the Grant I. Butterbaugh Professorship in Quantitative Methods and Finance at the Michael G. Foster School of Business, University of Washington, Seattle, and is also Adjunct Professor in the Department of Statistics. His Ph.D. is in statistics from Stanford University (1977). Before settling in Seattle, he held teaching and/ or research positions at Harvard University, the University of Wisconsin, the RAND Corporation, the Smithsonian Institution, and Princeton University. He has taught statistics at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and earned seven teaching awards in 2015 and 2016. The interest-rate model he developed with Charles Nelson (the Nelson-Siegel Model) is in use at central banks around the world. His work has been translated into Chinese and Russian. His articles have appeared in many publications, including the Journal of the American Statistical Association, the Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences, the American Statistician, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nature, the American Mathematical Monthly, the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, the Annals of Statistics, the Annals of Probability, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Journal on Scientific and Statistical Computing, Statistics in Medicine, Biometrika, Biometrics, Statistical Applications in Genetics and Molecular Biology, Mathematical Finance, Contemporary Accounting Research, the Journal of Finance, and the Journal of Applied Probability.


Part I: Introduction and Descriptive Statistics Chapter 1: Introduction: Defining the Role of Statistics in Business Chapter 2: Data Structures: Classifying the Various Types of Data Sets Chapter 3: Histograms: Looking at the Distribution of Data Chapter 4: Landmark Summaries: Interpreting Typical Values and Percentiles Chapter 5: Variability: Dealing with Diversity Part II: Probability Chapter 6: Probability: Understanding Random Situations Chapter 7: Random Variables: Working with Uncertain Numbers Part III: Statistical Inference Chapter 8: Random Sampling: Planning Ahead for Data Gathering Chapter 9: Confidence Intervals: Admitting That Estimates Are Not Exact Chapter 10: Hypothesis Testing: Deciding Between Reality and Coincidence Part IV: Regression and Time Series Chapter 11: Correlation and Regression: Measuring and Predicting Relationships Chapter 12: Multiple Regression: Predicting One Variable From Several Others Chapter 13: Report Writing: Communicating the Results of a Multiple Regression Chapter 14: Time Series: Understanding Changes Over Time Part V: Methods and Applications Chapter 15: ANOVA: Testing for Differences Among Many Samples and Much More Chapter 16: Nonparametrics: Testing with Ordinal Data or Nonnormal Distributions Chapter 17: Chi-Squared Analysis: Testing for Patterns in Qualitative Data Chapter 18: Quality Control: Recognizing and Managing Variation

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780128042502
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 642
  • ID: 9780128042502
  • weight: 1630
  • ISBN10: 0128042508
  • edition: 7th edition

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