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# Essentials of Modern Business Statistics with Microsoft Excel 8th Edition by David R. Anderson, ISBN-13: 978-0357131626

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Essentials of Modern Business Statistics with Microsoft Excel 8th Edition by David R. Anderson, ISBN-13: 978-0357131626

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• Publisher: ‎ Cengage Learning; 8th edition (January 1, 2020)
• Language: ‎ English
• 816 pages
• ISBN-10: ‎ 0357131622
• ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0357131626

Develop a strong conceptual understanding of statistics as ESSENTIALS OF MODERN BUSINESS STATISTICS WITH MICROSOFT EXCEL, 8E balances real-world applications with an integrated focus on the latest version of Microsoft Excel. This best-selling, essentials edition clearly develops each statistical technique in an application setting. You learn to master statistical methodology with an easy-to-follow presentation of a statistical procedure followed by a discussion of how to use Excel 2019 to perform the procedure. Step-by-step instructions and screen captures ensure understanding. More than 140 new business examples, proven methods, and application exercises show how statistics provide insights into today’s business decisions and problems. A unique problem-scenario approach and new case problems demonstrate how to apply statistical methods to practical business situations.

1. Data and Statistics.

2. Descriptive Statistics: Tabular and Graphical Displays.

3. Descriptive Statistics: Numerical Measures.

4. Introduction to Probability.

5. Discrete Probability Distributions.

6. Continuous Probability Distributions.

7. Sampling and Sampling Distributions.

8. Interval Estimation.

9. Hypothesis Tests.

10. Inferences About Means and Proportions with Two Populations.

12. Test of Goodness of Fit, Independence, and Multiple Proportions.

13. Experimental Design and Analysis of Variance.

14. Simple Linear Regression.

15. Multiple Regression. Appendix A: References and Bibliography. Appendix B: Tables. Appendix C: Summation Notation. Appendix D: Self-Test Solutions and Answers to Even-Numbered Exercises (online). Appendix E: Microsoft Excel 2016 and Tools for Statistical Analysis.

David R. Anderson is a leading author and professor emeritus of quantitative analysis in the College of Business Administration at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Anderson has served as head of the Department of Quantitative Analysis and Operations Management and as associate dean of the College of Business Administration. He was also coordinator of the college’s first Executive Program. In addition to introductory statistics for business students, Dr. Anderson has taught graduate-level courses in regression analysis, multivariate analysis and management science. He also has taught statistical courses at the Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. Dr. Anderson has received numerous honors for excellence in teaching and service to student organizations. He is the co-author of ten well-respected textbooks related to decision sciences, and he actively consults with businesses in the areas of sampling and statistical methods. Born in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Dr. Anderson earned his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Purdue University.

Dennis J. Sweeney is professor emeritus of quantitative analysis and founder of the Center for Productivity Improvement at the University of Cincinnati. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, he earned a B.S.B.A. degree from Drake University and his M.B.A. and D.B.A. degrees from Indiana University, where he was an NDEA fellow. Dr. Sweeney has worked in the management science group at Procter & Gamble and has been a visiting professor at Duke University. He also served as head of the Department of Quantitative Analysis and served four years as associate dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Sweeney has published more than 30 articles and monographs in the area of management science and statistics. The National Science Foundation, IBM, Procter & Gamble, Federated Department Stores, Kroger and Cincinnati Gas & Electric have funded his research, which has been published in journals such as Management Science, Operations Research, Mathematical Programming and Decision Sciences. Dr. Sweeney has co-authored ten textbooks in the areas of statistics, management science, linear programming and production and operations management.

Jeffrey D. Camm is the Inmar Presidential Chair and associate dean of business analytics in the School of Business at Wake Forest University. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he holds a B.S. from Xavier University (Ohio) and a Ph.D. from Clemson University. Prior to joining the faculty at Wake Forest, he served on the faculty of the University of Cincinnati. He has also been a visiting scholar at Stanford University and a visiting professor of business administration at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Dr. Camm has published more than 45 papers in the general area of optimization applied to problems in operations management and marketing. He has published his research in many professional journals, including Science, Management Science, Operations Research and the INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics. Dr. Camm was named the Dornoff Fellow of Teaching Excellence at the University of Cincinnati, and he was the 2006 recipient of the INFORMS Prize for the Teaching of Operations Research Practice. A firm believer in practicing what he preaches, Dr. Camm has served as an operations research consultant to numerous companies and government agencies. From 2005 to 2010 he served as editor-in-chief of the INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics (formerly Interfaces). In 2016, Dr. Camm received the George E. Kimball Medal for service to the operations research profession, and in 2017 he was named an INFORMS fellow.

James J. Cochran is associate dean for research, professor of applied statistics and the Rogers-Spivey Faculty Fellow at The University of Alabama. Born in Dayton, Ohio, he earned his B.S., M.S. and M.B.A. from Wright State University and his Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati. He has been at The University of Alabama since 2014 and has served as a visiting scholar at Stanford University, Universidad de Talca, the University of South Africa and Pole Universitaire Leonard de Vinci. Dr. Cochran has published more than 50 papers in the development and application of operations research and statistical methods. He has published in numerous journals, including Management Science, The American Statistician, Communications in Statistics-Theory and Methods, Annals of Operations Research, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Combinatorial Optimization, INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics and Statistics and Probability Letters. Dr. Cochran received the 2008 INFORMS Prize for the Teaching of Operations Research Practice, the 2010 Mu Sigma Rho Statistical Education Award and the 2016 Waller Distinguished Teaching Career Award from the American Statistical Association. Dr. Cochran was elected to the International Statistics Institute in 2005 and was named a fellow of the American Statistical Association in 2011 and a fellow of INFORMS in 2017. He also received the Founders Award in 2014 and the Karl E. Peace Award in 2015 from the American Statistical Association. In addition, he received the INFORMS President’s Award in 2019. A strong advocate for effective operations research and statistics education as a means of improving the quality of applications to real problems, Dr. Cochran has chaired teaching effectiveness workshops around the globe. He has also served as an operations research consultant to numerous companies and not-for-profit organizations.

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