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Written with the non-mathematician in mind, QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR BUSINESS, 13E by award-winning authors Anderson, Sweeney, Williams, Camm, Cochran, Fry, and Ohlmann equips your students with a strong conceptual understanding of the critical role that quantitative methods play in today's decision-making process. This applications-oriented text clearly introduces current quantitative methods, how they work, and how savvy decision makers can most effectively apply and interpret data. A strong managerial orientation motivates learning by weaving relevant, real-world examples throughout. The authors' hallmark "Problem-Scenario Approach" helps readers understand and apply mathematical concepts and techniques. Instant online access provides students with Excel worksheets, LINGO, and the Excel add-in Analytic Solver Platform. Using Microsoft Excel to develop spreadsheet simulation models, the thoroughly revised Chapter 16 explains how to construct a spreadsheet simulation model using only native Excel functionality, while the chapter appendix covers how the use of Excel add-in Analytic Solver Platform facilitates more sophisticated simulation analyses. Data Tables and Goal Seek Excel features were also added to Appendix A to help in the construction of spreadsheet simulation models. The 13th Edition includes a more holistic description of how variable activity times affect the probability of a project meeting a deadline, while maintaining simplicity by showing when using the critical path for these calculations is reasonable. In addition, numerous all-new Q.M. in Action vignettes, homework problems, and end-of-chapter cases are included throughout.

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David R. Anderson is Professor Emeritus of Quantitative Analysis in the Carl H. Lindner College of Business at the University of Cincinnati. Born in Grand Forks, North Dakota, he earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Purdue University. Dr. Anderson has served as Head of the Department of Quantitative Analysis and Operations Management and as Associate Dean of the College of Business Administration. In addition, he has been the coordinator of the College's first Executive Program. At the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Anderson has taught introductory statistics for business students as well as graduate-level courses in regression analysis, multivariate analysis, and management science. He has also taught statistical courses at the Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. He has been honored with nominations and awards for excellence in teaching and excellence in service to student organizations. Dr. Anderson has coauthored 10 textbooks in the areas of statistics, management science, linear programming, and production and operations management. He is an active consultant in the field of sampling and statistical methods.

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