Discovering Business Statistics

by Quinton Nottingham and James Hawkes

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Discovering Business Statistics provides students with relevant and engaging applications of statistics that build a solid foundation and prepare them for entry into the current competitive world of business. Several sections provide technology tips explaining how to use graphing calculators, Microsoft Excel, and Minitab™.


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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Decision Making Using Statistics
1.1 - 1.3 Getting Started
Chapter 2: Data, Reality, and Problem Solving
2.1 - 2.4 The Reality of Conducting a Study
2.5 - 2.6 Levels of Measurement and Data Classifications
  Chapter 2 Review
Chapter 3: Organizing, Displaying, and Interpreting Data
3.3 Graphical Displays of Data: Pie Charts and Bar Graphs
3.4 Frequency Distributions
3.5 - 3.9 Graphical Displays of Data: Line Graphs, Histograms, and Stem-and-Leaf Displays
3.10 Analyzing Graphs
  Chapter 3 Review
Chapter 4: Numerical Descriptive Statistics
4.1 Measures of Location
4.2a Measures of Dispersion
4.2b Constructing Samples
4.3 Measures of Relative Position
4.5 - 4.6 Applying the Standard Deviation
4.8 Scatterplots and Correlation
  Chapter 4 Review
Chapter 5: Probability, Randomness, and Uncertainty
5.1 - 5.2 Classical Probability
5.4 Probability Rules: Properties, Complement, and Addition Rules
5.5 - 5.6 Probability Rules: Independence, Multiplication Rules, and Conditional Probability
5.8a Basic Counting Rules
5.8b Additional Counting Techniques
  Chapter 5 Review
Chapter 6: Discrete Probability Distributions: Information about the Future
6.1 - 6.3 Discrete Random Variables
6.5 The Binomial Distribution
6.6 The Poisson Distribution
6.7 The Hypergeometric Distribution
  Chapter 6 Review
Chapter 7: Continuous Random Variables
7.2 Introduction to the Normal Curve
7.3a Reading a Normal Curve Table
7.3b The Normal Distribution
7.3c z-Transformations
7.4 Approximations to Other Distributions
  Chapter 7 Review
Chapter 8: Samples and Sampling Distributions
8.1 - 8.2 Sampling Distributions Simulation
8.3 The Distribution of the Sample Mean
8.4 The Distribution of the Sample Proportion
  Chapter 8 Review
Chapter 9: Estimating Means and Proportions: Single Samples
9.1-9.3 Interval Estimation of the Population Mean
9.4a Student's t-Distribution
9.4b Interval Estimation of the Population Mean: Small Samples, Sigma Unknown
9.5 Precision and Sample Size: Means
9.6 - 9.7 Estimating the Population Proportion
  Chapter 9 Review
Chapter 10: Hypothesis Testing: Single Samples
10.1 - 10.3 Developing a Hypothesis and Reaching a Conclusion
10.4a Testing a Hypothesis about a Population Mean (z-Value)
10.4b Testing a Hypothesis about a Population Mean (t-Value)
10.4c Testing a Hypothesis about a Population Mean (P-Value)
10.7a Testing a Hypothesis about a Population Proportion (z-Value)
10.7b Testing a Hypothesis about a Population Proportion (P-Value)
10.8a Interval Estimation about a Population Variance
10.8b Testing a Hypothesis about a Population Variance
  Chapter 10 Review
Chapter 11: Inferences about Means and Proportions: Two Samples
11.1 Comparing Two Population Means
11.2 Comparing Two Population Means: Small Samples, Sigma Unknown
11.3 Paired Difference
11.4 Comparing Two Population Proportions
  Chapter 11 Review
Chapter 12: Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
12.2 - 12.4 ANOVA
  Chapter 12 Review
Chapter 13: Regression, Inference, and Model Building
13.1 - 13.5 Fitting a Linear Model
13.8 Regression Analysis
  Chapter 13 Review
Chapter 14: Multiple Regression
14.5a Inference Concerning the Multiple Regression Model and its Coefficients
14.5b ANOVA Regression
14.7 Models with Qualitative Independent Variables
Chapter 15: Looking for Relationships in Qualitative Data
15.2 Chi-Square Test for Goodness of Fit
15.3 Chi-Square Test for Association Between Two Qualitative Variables
  Chapter 15 Review
Chapter 17: Statistical Process Control
17.3a Monitoring with an x-bar Chart
17.3b Monitoring with an R Chart
17.4 Monitoring with a p Chart
  Chapter 17 Review
Appendix I
A.1 The Process of a Statistical Study
A.2 Games of Chance
A.3 Name that Distribution
A.4 Comparing Two Population Means: Interval Estimation
A.5 Comparing Two Population Means: Interval Estimation (Small Samples, Sigma Unknown)
A.6 Paired Difference: Interval Estimation
A.7 Comparing Two Population Proportions: Interval Estimation
A.8 Comparing Two Population Variances: Interval Estimation
A.9 Comparing Two Population Variances: Hypothesis Testing
A.10 Direct Mail
A.11 Curvilinear Regression
A.12 Interaction Terms in Regression
A.13 c-Charts
A.14 Mean Charts Using s