Essential Business Statistics

By Joanne Smailes & Angela McGrane
Financial Times / Pearson Education
September 2000
ISBN: 0-273-64333-9
280 Pages, Illustrated
$97.50 paper original

This text provides an introduction to business statistics for business studies students. Specifically designed to provide support and build confidence in students where teacher-student time is at a premium, the book details the calculation and interpretation of the basic but generic numerical techniques used in business.

Exceptional Pedagogical features: aims, introduction, definitions, worked examples, review activities, additional exercises, spreadsheet exercises (EXCEL based) with hints for completion and screendumps, worked solution of review activities at end of chapter, answers to additional exercises;
Class tested - this material has evolved from workbooks and handouts developed for the authors' course at UNN (highest ranking New University for teaching the last year's Sunday Times tables;
Teacher's manual with EXCEL datasheets;
Website with further exercises/spreadsheets;
Suitable for single module courses;
Allows for self-paced learning/testing.

Collecting Data
Presenting Data
Summarizing Data
Correlation and regression
Probability and Expected Value
The Normal Distribution and Confidence Intervals
Financial Models
Linear Programming
Index Numbers
Time Based Forecasting Models
Solutions to review activities
Appendix A: Areas under the standard normal distribution
Appendix B: Table of NBV factors

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