Statistics for Business and Economics

 
9780138506452: Statistics for Business and Economics

This book provides an introduction to statistical methods, complete with realistic examples. It aims to demonstrate that the methods are useful, and helps readers understand where, why and how they are used. The text includes coverage of regression including computer applications, offers exercises and graphs, covers stem and leaf diagrams, the exponential distribution, testing for normality, and partial correlation. It introduces a new chapter on the topic of statistical quality control, with examples and illustrations after the introductory statistical concepts. This edition includes changes suggested by users of the previous editions.

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Bill Carlson is Professor of Economics and Department Chair of the Economics Department at St Olaf College, where he has taught for 29 years. His education includes engineering degrees from Michigan Technological University (BS) and Illinois Institute of Technology (MS) and a Ph.D. in Quantitative Management from the University of Michigan. His research includes numerous studies related to highway safety, management problems, and statistical education. He has previously published two statistics textbooks. He has led numerous student groups to study in various countries. He enjoys grandchildren, woodworking, travel, reading, and being on assignment in northern Wisconsin.

Betty Thorne. Author, researcher and award-winning teacher, Betty Thorne is Professor and Chair of the Department of Decision and Information Sciences in the School of Business Administration at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida. Winner of Stetson University's McEniry Award for Excellence in Teaching, the highest honor given to a Stetson University faculty member, Dr. Thorne also is the recipient of the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award and Professor of the Year Award in the School of Business Administration at Stetson. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Geneva College and the Master of Arts and Ph.D. degrees from Indiana University. She co-authored Applied Statistical Methods for Business, Economics and the Social Sciences (Prentice Hall, 1997) with Bill Carlson. Dr. Thorne is a member of the planning committee and serves as Secretary/Treasurer of the Making Statistics More Effective in Schools and Business conferences where she meets annually with fellow statisticians to discuss research and teaching issues. She also is a member of Decision Sciences Institute, the American Society for Quality, and the American Statistical Association.

She and her husband, Jim, have four children. They travel extensively, enjoy cruising, attend theological classes, and participate in international organizations dedicated to helping disadvantaged children.

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