The Resource Basic Business Statistics : A Casebook, by Dean P. Foster, Robert A. Stine, Richard P. Waterman, (electronic resource)

Basic Business Statistics : A Casebook, by Dean P. Foster, Robert A. Stine, Richard P. Waterman, (electronic resource)

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Basic Business Statistics : A Casebook
Title
Basic Business Statistics
Title remainder
A Casebook
Statement of responsibility
by Dean P. Foster, Robert A. Stine, Richard P. Waterman
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Contributor
Author
Author
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Preface Statistics is seldom the most eagerly anticipated course of a business student. It typically has the reputation of being a boring, complicated, and confusing mix of mathematical formulas and computers. Our goal in writing this casebook and the companion volume (Business Analysis Using Regression) was to change that impression by showing how statistics yields insights and answers interesting business questions. Rather than dwell on underlying formulas, we show how to use statistics to answer questions. Each case study begins with a business question and concludes with an answer to that question. Formulas appear only as needed to address the questions, and we focus on the insights into the problem provided by the mathematics. The mathematics serves a purpose. The material in this casebook is organized into 11 "classes" of related case studies that develop a single, key idea of statistics. The analysis of data using statistics is seldom very straightforward, and each analysis has many nuances. Part of the appeal of statistics is this richness, this blending of substantive theories and mathematics. For newcomers, however, this blend is too rich, and they are easily overwhelmed and unable to sort out the important ideas from nuances. Although later cases in these notes suggest this complexity, we do not begin that way
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Foster, Dean P
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519.5
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English
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HF5691-5716
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Stine, Robert A.
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  • Business mathematics
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Basic Business Statistics : A Casebook, by Dean P. Foster, Robert A. Stine, Richard P. Waterman, (electronic resource)
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Includes index
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mixed
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Contents
Class 1. Overview and Foundations -- Class 2. Statistical Summaries of Data -- Gmat Scores -- Returns on General Motors Stock -- Skewness in Executive Compensation -- Class 3. Sources of Variation -- Variation by Industry in Executive Compensation -- Patterns in Early International Airline Passenger Data -- Monitoring an Automotive Manufacturing Process -- Class 4. Standard Error -- Control Charts for Motor Shafts -- Control Chart Analysis of Car Trunk Seam Variation -- Analysis of Production of Computer Chips -- Class 5. Confidence Intervals -- Interval Estimates of the Process Mean (Continued) -- Purchases of Consumer Goods -- Class 6. Sampling -- Internet use Surveys -- Hotel Satisfaction Survey -- Class 7. Making Decisions -- Selecting a Painting Process -- Effects of Reengineering a Food Processing Line -- Analysis of Time for Service Calls -- Class 8. Designing Tests for Better Comparisons -- Taste-Test Comparison of Teas -- Pharmaceutical Sales Force Comparison -- Class 9. Confounding Effects in Tests: A Case Study -- Wage Discrimination -- Class 10. Covariance, Correlation, and Portfolios -- Stocks, Portfolios, and the Efficient Frontier -- Class 11. A Preview of Regression -- Performance of Mutual Funds -- Assignments -- Appendix: Use with Minitab
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unknown
Edition
1st ed. 1998.
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1 online resource (XVI, 244 p. 64 illus.)
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online
Isbn
9781461216964
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10.1007/978-1-4612-1696-4
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Label
Basic Business Statistics : A Casebook, by Dean P. Foster, Robert A. Stine, Richard P. Waterman, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
Class 1. Overview and Foundations -- Class 2. Statistical Summaries of Data -- Gmat Scores -- Returns on General Motors Stock -- Skewness in Executive Compensation -- Class 3. Sources of Variation -- Variation by Industry in Executive Compensation -- Patterns in Early International Airline Passenger Data -- Monitoring an Automotive Manufacturing Process -- Class 4. Standard Error -- Control Charts for Motor Shafts -- Control Chart Analysis of Car Trunk Seam Variation -- Analysis of Production of Computer Chips -- Class 5. Confidence Intervals -- Interval Estimates of the Process Mean (Continued) -- Purchases of Consumer Goods -- Class 6. Sampling -- Internet use Surveys -- Hotel Satisfaction Survey -- Class 7. Making Decisions -- Selecting a Painting Process -- Effects of Reengineering a Food Processing Line -- Analysis of Time for Service Calls -- Class 8. Designing Tests for Better Comparisons -- Taste-Test Comparison of Teas -- Pharmaceutical Sales Force Comparison -- Class 9. Confounding Effects in Tests: A Case Study -- Wage Discrimination -- Class 10. Covariance, Correlation, and Portfolios -- Stocks, Portfolios, and the Efficient Frontier -- Class 11. A Preview of Regression -- Performance of Mutual Funds -- Assignments -- Appendix: Use with Minitab
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 1998.
Extent
1 online resource (XVI, 244 p. 64 illus.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781461216964
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4612-1696-4
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absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (PQKBManifestationID)11436813
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000805264
  • (PQKBWorkID)10837064
  • (PQKB)10165118
  • (DE-He213)978-1-4612-1696-4
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC3075311
  • (EXLCZ)993400000000089660

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