Statistics: Principles and Methods 7th Edition
Statistics: Principles and Methods, 7th Edition provides a comprehensive, accurate introduction to statistics for business professionals who need to learn how to apply key concepts. The chapters include real-world data, designed to make the material more relevant. The numerous examples clearly demonstrate the important points of the methods. New What Will We Learn opening paragraphs set the stage for the material being discussed. Using Statistics Wisely boxes summarize key lessons. In addition, Statistics in Context sections give business professionals an understanding of applications in which a statistical approach to variation is needed.
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This book is a new type of intermediate microeconomics textbook.Previously, the choice was between books that use calculus to present formal theory dryly and with few, if any, applications to the real world and books that include applications but present theory using algebra and graphs only. This book uses calculus, algebra, and theory to analyze real-world problems. My purpose is to show that economic theory has practical, problem-solving uses and is not an empty academic exercise.
This book shows how individuals, policymakers, and firms use microeconomic tools to analyze and resolve problems. For examples, students learn that:
- individuals can draw on microeconomic theories when deciding whether to invest and whether to sign a contract that pegs prices to the government’s measure of inflation;
- policymakers (and voters) can employ microeconomics to predict the impact of taxes, regulations, and other measures before they are enacted;
- lawyers and judges use microeconomics in antitrust, discrimination, and contract cases; and
- firms apply microeconomic principles to produce at least cost and maximize profit, select strategies, decide whether to buy from a market or to produce internally, and write contracts to provide optimal incentives for employees.
My experience in teaching microeconomics for the departments of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; the University of Pennsylvania; the University of California, Berkeley; and the Wharton Business School has convinced me that students prefer the emphasis on real-world issues.
This text is adapted from Jessica Utts and Robert Heckard, it’s best-selling general introductory statistics text, Mind on Statistics. It emphasises the conceptual development of statistical ideas and seeks to find meaning in data. This local adaptation retains the conversational approach of the original text, with real examples and case studies of appeal and interest to Australian and New Zealand students. The revised structure and relevant examples motivate students and guide them through the statistical process of tackling problems, planning and data collection, analysing and interpreting information and finding solutions.