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For the one semester (or briefer) course in business statistics and quantitative analysis in the MBA or Executive MBA program.This text covers the basic concepts of business statistics, data analysis and management science integrated in a contemporary spreadsheet environment. The authors emphasize practical applications and business decision-making.
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This concise text covers the basic concepts of business statistics, data analysis, and management science in a contemporary spreadsheet environment. The authors emphasize practical applications of the approaches to business decision making. Some of-the text highlights include:
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In recent years, we have seen a rather significant trend in business schools as Microsoft Excel and other spreadsheet add-ins have become the principal tool for applications of quantitative methods. Statistics, Data Analysis, and Decision Modeling was initially written to meet the need for an introductory text that provides a basic introduction to business statistics, focusing on practical applications of data analysis and decision modeling. To support this purpose, we have integrated fundamental theory and practical applications in a spreadsheet environment. Spreadsheet add-ins, specifically PHStat, a collection of statistical tools that enhance the capabilities of Excel, published by Pearson Education; the student version of Crystal Ball (including CBPredictor for forecasting and OptQuest for optimization), the most popular commercial package for risk analysis; TreePlan, a decision analysis add-in; and Premium Solver, a more powerful version of Excels Solver, are used for additional analysis capability.
The second edition of this book has been updated and expanded to better meet the needs of our users and provide more flexibility for use in shorter, modular courses. The most significant changes are
Users of the first edition will also note that the Tracway scenario and database have been converted to case problems and exercises at the end of each chapter.
The book consists of 12 chapters. The first seven chapters deal with statistical and data analysis topics, while the last five chapters deal with decision modeling and applications.
The first six or seven chapters can be used for a one-quarter or shorter module for introductory statistics. The second part of the book can be used for a follow-up course on decision models and optimization. The book can also be used for a semester course on both topics.
Throughout the book we have placed boxed "Notes" for Excel, PHStat, and Crystal Ball that provide procedural details of using specific functions, tools, or techniques. These provide key information for the student to apply the tools but do not disrupt from the flow of the discussion. The CD-ROM accompanying this book contains all the data and model files used throughout the book, PHStat, the student version of Crystal Ball, TreePlan software and documentation, and Premium Solver.
We would like to thank the following individuals who have provided reviews, suggestions, and guidance during the development of both editions of this book: Samir Barman, University of Oklahoma; James Cochran, University of Cincinnati; Lillian Fok, University of New Orleans; Soumen Ghosh, Georgia Institute of Technology; Jim Grayson, Augusta State University; Peter Jurkat, Stevens Institute of Technology; Ina Markham, James Madison University; Tom McCullough, University of California at Berkeley; David Pentico, Duquesne University; Barbara Price, Georgia Southern University; Jeffrey Rummell, University of Connecticut at Stows; Barbara Russell, Saint Bonaventure University; and Lee Tangedahl, University of Montana.
In addition, we thank our students who provided numerous suggestions, data sets and problem ideas, and insights into how to better present the material. Finally, we express our appreciation to our editor Tom Tucker, and the entire production staff at Pearson Education for their dedication in developing and producing this book. If you have any suggestions or corrections, please contact us care of email@example.com.
James R. Evans
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