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Business Statistics: A First Course, Global Edition

Business Statistics: A First Course, Global Edition

7th Edition

David Levine, Kathryn Szabat, David Stephan

Sep 2015, Paperback, 600 pages
ISBN13: 9781292095936
ISBN10: 1292095938
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Statistics is essential for all business majors, and this text helps students see the role statistics will play in their own careers by providing examples drawn from all functional areas of business. Guided by principles set by major statistical and business science associations (ASA and DSI), plus the authors’ diverse experiences, the Seventh Edition of Levine/Szabat/Stephan’s Business Statistics: A First Course continues to innovate and improve the way this course is taught to all students. This brief version, created to fit the needs of a one-semester course, is part of the established Berenson/Levine series.

MyStatLab not included. Students, if MyStatLab is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MyStatLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

MyStatLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.

Getting Started: Important Things to Learn First

1. Defining and Collecting Data
2. Organizing and Visualizing Data

3. Numerical Descriptive Measures

4. Basic Probability

5. Discrete Probability Distributions

6. The Normal Distribution
7. Sampling Distributions

8. Confidence Interval Estimation

9. Fundamentals of Hypothesis Testing: One Sample Tests
10. Two-Sample Tests and One-Way ANOVA
11Chi-Square and Nonparametric Tests

12. Simple Linear Regression

13. Multiple Regression

14. Statistical Applications in Quality Management (online)
15. Model Building

This title is a Pearson Global Edition. The Editorial team at Pearson has worked closely with educators around the world to include content which is especially relevant to students outside the United States.

  • A real-life business approach grounds the statistics in everyday life, helping students see how the concepts they are learning apply to their future careers.
    • Examples are drawn from key functional areas of business–accounting, finance, information systems, management, and marketing.
    • Up-to-date statistical software instructions and output throughout every chapter familiarize students with how to use these programs in business decision making, and allow them to focus on interpreting data rather than mathematical computations.
    • Using Statistics business scenarios open each chapter, showing how statistics is used in key functional areas of business. These scenarios are used throughout the chapter to provide context for the concepts, culminating in Using Statistics, Revisited, which reinforces the statistical methods and applications discussed in the chapter.
    • Projects-Detailed Case Studies are included in numerous chapters. The Managing Ashland MultiComm Services continuing case, a team project related to bond funds, and undergraduate and graduate student surveys are included at the end of most chapters. They help to integrate learning across the chapters and topics.
    • Digital Cases let students examine interactive PDF documents to sift through various claims and information to discover the conclusions and claims supported by the data. Learners see how to identify common misuses of statistical information.
    • Think About This essays provide greater insight into what students just read and raise important issues about the application of statistical knowledge.
  • Pedagogical tools help keep students on track, providing an ideal framework for learning and understanding the statistical concepts.
    • NEW! Getting Started: Things to Learn First. This new chapter addresses the challenge of students coming to the course with varied statistical backgrounds, sets the context for the course, and ensures that the class starts on the same page.
    • NEW! The revised DCOVA framework (Define, Collect, Organize, Visualize, and Analyze) is used throughout this text as an integrated approach for applying statistics to help solve business problems.
    • Visual Explorations–the Excel add-in workbook allows students to interactively explore important statistical concepts in descriptive statistics, the normal distribution, sampling distributions, and regression analysis.

MyStatLab not included. Students, if MyStatLab is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MyStatLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

MyStatLab provides countless opportunities to practice, plus statistics-specific resources and tools that enhance students’ experience and comprehension.

  • Exercises with Multimedia Learning Aids: The homework and practice exercises in MyStatLab align with the exercises in the textbook, and they regenerate algorithmically to give students unlimited opportunity for practice and mastery. Exercises offer immediate helpful feedback, guided solutions, sample problems, animations, videos, and eText clips for extra help at point-of-use.

Additional Statistics Question Libraries:

    • 450 questions: Getting Ready for Statistics questions cover the developmental math skills students need for the course. These exercises can be assigned as a prerequisite to other assignments.
    • 1,000 questions: The Conceptual Question Library includes exercises, which may be assigned to assess students’ statistical understanding.
  • Business Insight Videos: Ten engaging videos show managers at well-known companies using statistics in their everyday work. Assignable questions encourage debate and discussion.
  • StatTalk Videos: Fun-loving statistician Andrew Vickers takes to the streets of Brooklyn, NY, to demonstrate important statistical concepts through interesting stories and real-life events. This series of 24 videos will actually help students understand statistics. Accompanying assessment questions and instructor’s guide available.