# Statistics for Business and Economics, 1st European Edition

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# Statistics for Business and Economics, 1st European Edition

ISBN: ES8-1-119-99366-7

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Every business area relies on an understanding of statistics to succeed. Statistics for Business and Economics by Carlos Cortinhas and Ken Black shows students that the proper application of statistics in the business world goes hand-in-hand with good decision making. Every statistical tool presented in this book has a business application set in a global context and the many learning features and easy to use structure will engage and reassure each business statistic student.

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UNIT I INTRODUCTION

1 Introduction to Statistics 3

2 Charts and Graphs 19

3 Descriptive Statistics 51

4 Probability 102

UNIT II DISTRIBUTIONS AND SAMPLING

5 Discrete Distributions 149

6 Continuous Distributions 194

7 Sampling and Sampling Distributions 234

UNIT III MAKING INFERENCES ABOUT POPULATION PARAMETERS

8 Statistical Inference: Estimation for Single Populations 271

9 Statistical Inference: Hypothesis Testing for Single Populations 310

10 Statistical Inferences About Two Populations 363

11 Analysis of Variance and Design of Experiments 422

UNIT IV REGRESSION ANALYSIS AND FORECASTING

12 Simple Regression Analysis and Correlation 487

13 Multiple Regression Analysis 545

14 Building Multiple Regression Models 578

15 Time-Series Forecasting and Index Numbers 625

UNIT V CATEGORICAL DATA AND NON-PARAMETRIC STATISTICS

16 Analysis of Categorical Data 685

17 Non-parametric Statistics 713

APPENDICES

A Tables 765

B Answers to Selected Odd-Numbered Quantitative Problems 807

GLOSSARY 819

INDEX 829

WEBSITE MATERIALS

18 Statistical Quality Control

19 Decision Analysis

Featuring a strong focus on European cases, data and scenarios throughout, Statistics for Business and Economics provides:

• Decision Dilemma – each chapter opens with a short case describing a real company or business situation, that raises questions to be answered using techniques presented in the chapter. Answers and explanations are given at the end of the chapter bringing closure. Each chapter uses different cases.
• Ethical Considerations box – underscores the potential misuse of statistics by discussing such topics as lying with statistics, failing to meet statistical assumptions, failing to include pertinent information, and other matters of principle.
• Most cases, data and scenarios are based on real information students will recognise and relate to such as Caffè Nero, Nando’s, Raleigh, online shopping, European Banks and more.
• Available in WileyPLUS, Moodle, BlackBoard or simply from our website, resources include:
• Over 2,500 questions
• Fully adapted Excel manual helping students master the necessary calculations so they can then focus on interpretation and decision making