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YOU CAN COUNT ON BUSINESS STATISTICS DEMYSTIFIED!
"If I had Business Statistics Demystified in school, I would have passed business statistics the first time, instead of having to retake the course twice. I find Business Statistics Demystified easy to follow and apply."-- Anne Englert, M.Ed.
Learn the statistics that makes for good business decisions. Now anyone who wants to improve business performance can master statistics -- without formal training, unlimited time, or a genius I.Q. In Business Statistics Demystified, top-notch statistical programmer Steve Kemp and business author Sid Kemp team up to provide an effective, painless way to learn or review the statistics that can help ensure your business success.
With Business Statistics Demystified, you master the subject one simple step at a time -- at your own speed. This unique self-teaching guide offers quizzes at the end of each chapter, an exam for each section, as well as handy hints and tips to help you master terminology, concepts, and equations.
Here's a fast, easy-to-use self-teaching course that gives you everything you need to:
* Become the "can-do" new manager who reads, evaluates, uses, and creates statistical studies and reports
* Use statistics for customer and human resources surveys, forecasting, quality management, and more
* See how business and statistics come together in the real world with "Tips on Terms," "Study Review," and "Survival Strategies"
* Pick up practical tips and rules of thumb and avoid mistakes* Learn, step-by-step, how to perform a statistical study and present the results in reports and meetings
* Understand when to use each type of statistical graph, and how to create each one
* Take a "final exam" in each section and grade it yourself!
Simple enough for beginners but challenging enough for those with some statistical background, Business Statistics Demystified is your direct route to learning or brushing up on statistics and boosting your career.
McGraw-Hill's Demystified Series teaches complex subjects in a unique, easy-to-absorb manner, and is perfect for users without formal training or unlimited time. They're also the most time-efficient, interestingly written 'brush-ups' you can find.
Say goodbye to dry presentations, grueling formulas, and abstract theories that would put Einstein to sleep -- now there's an easier way to master the disciplines you really need to know.
McGraw-Hill's Demystified Series teaches complex subjects in a unique, easy-to-absorb manner, and is perfect for users without formal training or unlimited time. They're also the most time-efficient, interestingly written "brush-ups" you can find.
Organized as self-teaching guides, they come complete with key points, background information, questions at the end of each chapter, and even final exams. You'll be able to learn more in less time, evaluate your areas of strength and weakness and reinforce your knowledge and confidence.
This self-teaching guide brings business statistics down to an understandable level, using practical examples. Coverage includes: probability, analysis of variance, designed experiments, preparing statistical reports, basic statistical procedures, and much more.
About the Author
Sid Kemp, PMP is a certified Project Management Professional and a leading expert in project management for information technology, with over 15 years of experience. He assists Fortune 500 companies and major governmental agencies in the deployment of new technology and in developing and deploying custom project management methodologies. Sid has trained thousands of first-time managers and team leaders in PMin public, corporate, and government seminars. He has over 10 years of experience as a trainer and author of training programs. Sid is the author of two other McGraw-Hill books that may be of interest to readers of Business Statistics Demystified: Budgeting for Managers (2002) and Project Management Demystified (2004).
Table of Contents
PART ONE: WHAT IS BUSINESS STATISTICS?
Chapter 1: Statistics for Business
Chapter 2: What Is Statistics?
Chapter 3: What is Probability?
PART TWO: PREPARING A STATISTICAL REPORT
Chapter 4: What Is a Statistical Study?
Chapter 5: Planning a Statistical Study
Chapter 6: Getting the Data
Chapter 7: Statistics Without Numbers: Graphs and Charts
Chapter 8: Common Statistical Measures
Chapter 9: A Difference That Makes a Difference: When Do Statistics Mean Something?
Chapter 10: Reporting the Results
PART THREE: STATISTICAL INFERENCE: BASIC PROCEDURES
Chapter 11: Estimation: Summarizing Data About One Variable
Chapter 12: Correlation and Regression
Chapter 13: Group Differences: Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and Designed Experiments
Chapter 14: Nonparametric Statistics
PART FOUR: MAKING BUSINESS DECISIONS
Chapter 15: Creating Surveys
Chapter 16: Forecasting
Chapter 17: Quality Management
APPENDIX A: BASIC MATH FOR STATISTICS
APPENDIX B: ANSWERS TO QUIZZES AND EXAMS
APPENDIX C: RESOURCES FOR LEARNING