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The 8th edition of Lind/Marchal/Wathen: “Basic Statistics for Business and Economics”, is a step-by-step approach that enhances student performance, accelerates preparedness and improves motivation for the student taking a business statistics course. The main objective of the text is to provide students majoring in all fields of business administration with an introductory survey of the many applications of descriptive and inferential statistics. The relevant approach taken in this text relates to the college students today as they will receive the information that is important to them in this class as well as their future careers. Understanding the concepts, seeing and doing plenty of examples and exercises, and comprehending the application of statistical methods in business and economics are the focus of this book.
Revision of Learning Objectives: The learning objectives have been revised to be more specific while the authors have added new ones, identified them in the margin, and keyed them directly to sections within the chapter.
- New Examples: The new examples include more variables and more observations. It presents a realistic business situation. It is also used later in the text.
- New Sections: New sections have been added in various chapters:
- Chapter 9 has been reorganized to make it more teachable and improve the flow of the topics.
- Chapter 13 has been reorganized and includes a test of hypothesis for the slope of the regression coefficient.
- Chapter 15 now includes a graphic test for normality and the chisquare test for normality.
- Excel 2010: New exercises and examples use Excel 2010 screenshots and the latest version of Minitab.
- There are new Excel 2010 software commands and updated Minitab commands at the ends of chapters.
- New Data and Exercises
- Exercises have been reviewed within and at the ends of the chapters. We have added many new or revised exercises throughout. You can still find and assign your favorites that have worked well, or you can introduce fresh examples.
- The exercises that contain data files are identified by an icon for easy identification.
- The Data Exercises at the end of each chapter have been revised.
- The baseball data has been updated to the most current completed season,2010. A new business application has been added that refers to the use and maintenance of the school bus fleet of the Buena School District.
- Chapter Learning Objectives: Each chapter begins with a set of learning objectives designed to provide focus for the chapter and motivate student learning. These objectives, located in the margins next to the topic, indicate what the student should be able to do after completing the chapter.
- Introduction to the Topic: Each chapter starts with a review of the important concepts of the previous chapter and provides a link to the material in the current chapter.
- Example/Solution: After important concepts are introduced, a solved example is given to provide a how-to illustration for students and to show a relevant business or economics-based application that helps answer the question, “What will I use this for?” All examples provide a realistic scenario or application and make the math size and scale reasonable for introductory students.
- Self-Reviews: Self-Reviews are interspersed throughout each chapter and closely patterned after the preceding Examples. They help students monitor their progress and provide immediate reinforcement for that particular technique.
- Statistics in Action: Statistics in Action articles are scattered throughout the text, usually about two per chapter. They provide unique and interesting applications and historical insights in the field of statistics.
- Chapter Exercises: The end-of-chapter exercises are the most challenging and integrate the chapter concepts. The answers and worked-out solutions for all odd-numbered exercises appear at the end of the text. For exercises with more than 20 observations, the data can be found on the text’s website. These files are formatted so that they can be opened in Excel and Minitab.
- Data Set Exercises: The last several exercises at the end of each chapter are based on three large data sets. These data sets are printed in Appendix A in the text and are also on the text’s website. These data sets present the students with real-world and more complex applications.
- Practice Test: The Practice Test that appears at the end of each chapteris intended to give students an idea of content that might appear on a test and how the test might be structured. The Practice Test includes both objective questions and problems covering the material studied in the chapter.
1. What is Statistics?
2. Describing Data: Frequency Tables, Frequency Distributions and Graphic Presentations
3. Describing Data: Numerical Measures
4. Describing Data: Displaying and Exploring Data
5. A Survey of Probability Concepts
6. Discrete Probability Distributions
7. Continuous Probability Distributions
8. Sampling Methods and the Central Limit Theorem
9. Estimation and Confidence Intervals
10. One-Sample Tests of Hypothesis
11.Two Samples Tests of Hypothesis
12. Analysis of Variance
13. Correlation and Linear Regression
14. Multiple Regression and Correlation Analysis
15. Nonparametric Methods: Goodness-of-Fit Tests
Appendices: Data Sets, Tables, Answers
Answers to Odd-Numbered Chapter Exercises and Chapter Tests
Essentials of Negotiation, 6e is a condensed version of the main text, Negotiation, Seventh Edition. It explores the major concepts and theories of the psychology of bargaining and negotiation, and the dynamics of interpersonal and inter-group conflict and its resolution. Twelve of the 20 chapters from the main text have been included in this edition, several chapters having been condensed for this volume. Those condensed chapters have shifted from a more research-oriented focus to a more fundamental focus on issues such as critical negotiation subprocesses, multiparty negotiations, and the influence of international and cross-cultural differences on the negotiation process.
About the Author
Dean’s Distinguished Teaching Professor and Professor of Management and Human Resources at the Max. M. Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University. He has authored or edited 24 books, as well as numerous research articles. Professor Lewicki has served as the president of the International Association of Conflict Management. He received the first David Bradford Outstanding Educator award from the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society for his contributions to the field of teaching in negotiation and dispute resolution. Professor of Management and Sociology at Vanderbilt University. His research on negotiation, influence, power, and justice has appeared in numerous scholarly journals and volumes. Professor Barry is a past-president of the International Association for Conflict Management (2002-2003), and a past chair of the Academy of Management Conflict Management Division. Dean of the School of Business at Queens University, Canada. He has coauthored several articles on negotiation, conflict resolution, employee voice, and organizational justice. Prior to accepting his current appointment, he was director of the McGill MBA Japan program in Tokyo, and he has traveled extensively throughout Asia, Europe, and South America.
This book describes valuation as an exercise in financial statement analysis. Students learn to view a firm through its financial statements and to carry out the appropriate financial statement analysis to value the firm’s debt and equity. The book takes an activist approach to investing, showing how the analyst challenges the current market price of a share by analyzing the fundamentals. With a careful assessment of accounting quality, accounting comes to life as it is integrated with the modern theory of finance to develop practical analysis and valuation tools for active investing.
About the Author
Stephen Penman is the L.H. Penney Professor of Accounting at the University of California at Berkeley. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1978. He has published extensively in the Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Journal of Accounting Research, and the Contemporary Accounting Research journal. he currently on the editorial board of the Review of Accounting Studies. He is known around the world for his research in Financial Accounting.
Pioneers in the field, Cateora, Gilly, and Graham continue to set the standard in this 17th edition of International Marketing with their well-rounded perspective of international markets that encompass history, geography, language, and religion as well as economics, which helps students see the cultural and environmental uniqueness of any nation or region. In addition to coverage of technology’s impact on the international market arena, the 17th edition of International Marketing features new topics that reflect recent changes in global markets, updated teaching resources, and new learning tools including McGraw-Hill’s Connect with its adaptive SmartBook that lets instructors assign textbook readings and incentivize students’ engagement with course content.
“Introduction to Mechatronics and Measurement Systems” provides comprehensive and accessible coverage of the evolving field of mechatronics for mechanical, electrical and aerospace engineering majors. The author presents a concise review of electrical circuits, solid-state devices, digital circuits, and motors – all of which are fundamental to understanding mechatronic systems. Mechatronics design considerations are presented throughout the text, and in “Design Example” features. The text’s numerous illustrations, examples, class discussion items, and chapter questions & exercises provide an opportunity to understand and apply mechatronics concepts to actual problems encountered in engineering practice. This text has been tested over several years to ensure accuracy. The authors maintain a Mechatronics web site with examples and animations related to thetext and much other relevant material.
Based on the market-leading U.S. text Operations Management, this Asia Global Edition is written for the Asian students. It features the latest concepts and applications, and covers the practice of operations around the world with an emphasis of Asia, while preserving the foundations that have made the U.S. text a bestseller. The book is intended as an introductory textbook for operations management.
About the Author
Dr. Simon Monk has a bachelor’s degree in cybernetics and computer science and a Ph.D. in software engineering. He has authored more than 20 books, including Programming Arduino: Getting Started with Sketches, Programming Arduino, 30 Arduino Projects for the Evil Genius, and Fritzing for Inventors. Dr. Monk also runs the website monk.makes.com, which features his own products.
Designed for the one-semester course, Seeley’s Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology is written to allow instructors the ability to accomplish one overall goal: to teach the basics of A&P while fostering the skill of problem solving. Through learning how to solve problems and think critically, students learn A&P based on two themes: the relationship between structure and function, and homeostasis.
Users who purchase Connect Plus receive access to the full online ebook version of the textbook, as well as SmartBook.