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Statistics for Business


Statistics for Business explains the fundamentals of statistical analysis in a lucid, pragmatic way. A thorough knowledge of statistics is essential for decision making in all corners of business and management. By collecting, organising and analysing statistical data you can express what you know, benchmark your current situation and estimate future outcomes. Based entirely on Microsoft Excel, this book covers a spectrum of statistic fundamentals from basic principles, to probability, sampling, hypothesis testing, forecasting, statistical process control and six-sigma management. This second edition is packed with features to aid understanding and help ensure that every aspect of your knowledge of statistics is applicable to practice, including: Icebreakers introducing each chapter that relate statistics to the real world Detailed worked examples in each chapter Over 140 case-exercises complete with objective, situation, requirements, and answers A complete glossary of key terminology and formula, mathematical relationship and Excel relationships and functions A brand new companion website containing slides, worked-out-solutions to the case-exercises and a test bank With a clear and accessible style this book makes statistics easier to understand. It is ideal for business and management students that need to learn how to apply statistics to the real world.