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Business Statistics: For Contemporary Decision Making, 9th Edition

Business Statistics: For Contemporary Decision Making, 9th Edition

Ken Black

ISBN: 978-1-119-32089-0

Sep 2016

848 pages


Business Statistics: For Contemporary Decision Making, 9th Edition continues the tradition of presenting and explaining the wonders of business statistics through the use of clear, complete, student-friendly pedagogy. Ken Black's text equips readers with the quantitative decision-making skills and analysis techniques they need to make smart decisions based on real-world data.

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Preface viii

1 Introduction to Statistics 1

2 Charts and Graphs 15

3 Descriptive Statistics 48

4 Probability 89

5 Discrete Distributions 129

6 Continuous Distributions 166

7 Sampling and Sampling Distributions 201

8 Statistical Inference: Estimation for Single Populations 231

9 Statistical Inference: Hypothesis Testing for Single Populations 265

10 Statistical Inferences About Two Populations 316

11 A nalysis of Variance and Design of Experiments 370

12 Simple Regression Analysis and Correlation 424

13 Multiple Regression Analysis 473

14 Building Multiple Regression Models 501

15 Time-Series Forecasting and Index Numbers 546

16 Analysis of Categorical Data 600

17 Nonparametric Statistics 620

18 Statistical Quality Control 664

19 Decision Analysis 705

Appendix A: Tables

Appendix B: Answers to Selected Odd-Numbered Quantitative Problems

  • The revised text chapter organization allows for both one and two semester coverage.
  • Each chapter begins with Decision Dilemmas - real business vignettes that each present a business dilemma, asking a number of managerial or statistical questions, the solutions to which require the use of techniques prersented in the chapter; a Decision Dilemma Solved feature concludes each chapter to answer and discuss each question.
  • New, exciting business cases to help students apply the techniques and skills presented in the text
  • Each chapter contains at least one or two Thinking Critically About Statistics in Business Today features that give real-life examples of how the statistics presented in the chapter apply in the business world today.
  • Nine databases that provide additional opportunities for students to apply the statistics presented in this text.
  • 965 practice problems available in this text
  • series of videotape tutorials by the author, Ken Black

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  • WileyPLUS -WileyPLUS online learning environment features all end-of-chapter problems, author video tutorials, databases, applets, student solutions and Excel Manual for students.
  • Ethical Considerations - A feature in each chapter, Ethical Considerations integrate the topic of ethics with applications of business statistics.
  • Tree Taxonomy Diagrams - Further illustrate the connection between topics and techniques and the ability to see the big picture of inferential statistics.