Statistical Thinking for Managers

Statistical Thinking for Managers

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Students in business, management, or commerce need to think statistically about matters that arise in business, identify with the issues raised, and look at how statistics can help. Traditional business statistics texts focus on mathematical detail and heavy computation, and thus fail to meet the needs of future managers. As an introductory text in business statistics, this book takes a different approach by showing students how statistics is important in all aspects of business and equipping them with the skills needed to make sensible use of more

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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 172.7 x 258.6 x 19.1mm | 630.5g
  • Taylor & Francis Inc
  • CRC Press Inc
  • Bosa Roca, United States
  • English
  • 250 black & white illustrations, 1 black & white halftones
  • 1584882484
  • 9781584882480

Table of contents

Variation. Problem Solving. Looking at Data. Modelling Data. Attribute Data. Sampling. Estimation. Regression Analysis. Multiple Regression. Forecasting. Statistical Process Control. Control Charts. Improvement Strategies. Appendices: A1 - Normal Distribution Table; A2 - Percentage Points of t-distribution; A3 - Percentage Points of Chi-square Distribution. A4 - Random Numbers; A5 - Constants for Control more

Review quote

'A realistic book that challenges the way students look at business problems and issues...the text equips the reader with the skills and techniques required to make informed decisions. The authors demonstrate the techniques with a wealth of practical examples drawn from a variety of real life applications. One of the more innovative features of this book is the inclusion of a number of 'hands on' exercises and experiments...The book is extremely interesting and would be useful to aid managers in their decision-making process.' - "Short Book Reviews of the ISI, Vol. 22, No. 2 Aug. 2002" 'This introductory text in business statistics takes a practical approach that presents even sophisticated concepts with a minimum of mathematics. It focuses on statistical thinking and discusses a range of topics that apply to managers in business, incorporating a scenario-based, interactive format and integrated use of Excel.' - "SciTech Book News"show more

About J. A. John

John; J.A. University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand,Whitaker; David University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand,Johnson; D.G. University of Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK,show more