Essentials of Statistics for Business and Economics (with CD-ROM)
Trust the latest version of this market-leading essentials text to introduce sound statistical methodology in a proven applications setting. ESSENTIALS OF STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS, 5e, includes all of the strengths of the longer best-selling Anderson/Sweeney/Williams STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS, with a focus on the most important core topics for a concise presentation that's easy for students to follow. This brief introduction to business statistics offers a wealth of actual business examples, proven methods, and application exercises that clearly demonstrate how statistical results provide insights into business decisions and present solutions to contemporary business problems. High-quality problems, trusted for their unwavering accuracy, and the authors' signature problem-scenario approach clearly show how to apply statistical methods in practical business situations. New case problems as well as methods, applications, and self-test exercises encourage students to master formulas, apply materials, and evaluate their personal understanding. Optional updated appendices highlight the latest Excel 2007 and Minitab 15 popular commercial software, giving you the choice of integrating or omitting computer coverage in your course. This edition's concise approach and comprehensive support package, now including CengageNOW course management system, provides everything you need for an effective statistics course that prepares students for the essentials of statistics success in business today.
By johnn noxville - March 3, 2009
This is a great textbook. One of the best i have used. It gives exercise problems after each topic and the questions are directly related to the topic it just explained. The explainations are great. Clear but with no extra rambling to make the textbook longer and to make the authors seem more scholarly. It really helped me, especially when i didnt quite understand the lecture from the professor. Overall a really great textbook.
Essentials of Statistics for Business and Economics
By Eric J. Russell "ejon52" - February 6, 2010
Great Text! I purchased this for a graduate level statistics course, and I had concerns because its been 30 years since I cracked a statistics text. It starts with the basics and build quickly to more advanced work. Perfect for my needs.
the best stats book ever written!
By Thomas - July 27, 2011
This is a great book! It is like Statistics for Dummies only better because it explains so much more than a typical Dummies book. It is great for anyone who has never had statistics but is not too elementary for the student who wants to review. It is great having so many exercises throughout the book. The examples and exercises are just perfect for demonstrating how the formulas apply in business. I highly recommend this book. I bought it used and I will keep it as a reference rather than sell it back once I've finished with my class.