Business Statistics, Global Edition, 3rd Edition

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Business Statistics, Third Edition , by Sharpe, De Veaux, and Velleman, narrows the gap between theory and practice—relevant statistical methods empower business students to make effective, data-informed decisions. With their unique blend of teaching, consulting, and entrepreneurial experiences, this dynamic author team brings a modern edge to teaching statistics to business students. Focusing on statistics in the context of real business issues, with an emphasis on analysis and understanding over computation, the text helps students be analytical, prepares them to make better business decisions, and shows them how to effectively communicate results.

Table of Contents

Part I Exploring and Collecting Data
Chapter 1 Data and Decisions ()
Chapter 2 Displaying and Describing Categorical Data (Keen, Inc.)
Chapter 3 Displaying and Describing Quantitative Data (AIG)
Chapter 4 Correlation and Linear Regression (

Part II Modeling with Probability
Chapter 5 Randomness and Probability (Credit Reports and the Fair Isaacs Corporation)
Chapter 6 Random Variables and Probability (Metropolitan Life Insurance Company)
Chapter 7 The Normal and Other Continuous Distributions (The NYSE)
Chapter 8 Surveys and Sampling (Roper Polls)
Chapter 9 Sampling Distributions and Confidence Intervals for Proportions (Marketing Credit Cards: The MBNA Story)

Part III Inference for Decision Making
Chapter 10 Testing Hypotheses about Proportions (Dow Jones Industrial Average)
Chapter 11 Confidence Intervals and Hypothesis Tests for Means (Guinness & Co.)
Chapter 12 More about Tests and Intervals (Traveler’s Insurance)
Chapter 13 Comparing Two Means (Visa Global Organization)
Chapter 14 Inference for Counts: Chi-Square Tests (SAC Capital)

Part IV Models for Decision Making
Chapter 15 Inference for Regression (Nambé Mills)
Chapter 16 Understanding Residuals (Kellogg’s)
Chapter 17 Multiple Regression (
Chapter 18 Building Multiple Regression Models (Bolliger and Mabillard)
Chapter 19 Time Series Analysis (Whole Foods Market®)

Part V Selected Topics in Decision Making
Chapter 20 Design and Analysis of Experiments and Observational Studies (Capital One)
Chapter 21 Quality Control (Sony)
Chapter 22 Nonparametric Methods (i4cp)
Chapter 23 Decision Making and Risk (Data Description, Inc.)
Chapter 24 Introduction to Data Mining (Paralyzed Veterans of America)

Appendix A. Answers
Appendix B. Tables and Selected Formulas
Appendix C. Photo Acknowledgments

Book Details

  • Title: Business Statistics, Global Edition, 3rd Edition
  • Author:
  • Length: 976 pages
  • Edition: 3rd edition
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2014-09-17
  • ISBN-10: 1292058692
  • ISBN-13: 9781292058696
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