This best-selling introduction stresses the development of statistical thinking – the assessment of credibility and value of the inferences made from data – by both those who consume and those who produce the information. The authors emphasize inference; data collection and analysis are covered extensively, as needed, to evaluate the reported results of statistical studies and to make good business decisions. Numerous case studies, examples, and exercises draw on real business situations and recent economic events. Assumes a background in basic algebra.
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This book presents balanced coverage of the theory and application of statistics while enhancing students' critical thinking skills. It teaches students how to analyze data that appear in situations in the world around them--almost all of the examples and exercises are based on current, real-world applications pulled from journals, magazines, news articles, and commerce. This text shows students that knowledge of statistics is important to their own lives.From the Back Cover:
Satistics is now accompanied by a suite of new technology resources designed to enhance the instruction and comprehension of introductory statistics course material.New supplements include:
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Book Description Prentice Hall College Div, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0134716663