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Essentials of Statistics for Business & Economics,
9th Edition

David R. Anderson, Dennis J. Sweeney, Thomas A. Williams, Jeffrey D. Camm, James J. Cochran, Michael J. Fry, Jeffrey W. Ohlmann

ISBN-13: 9780357045435 | ISBN-10: 0357045432

Copyright 2020

| Published 2019

| 880 pages

List Price USD $274.95

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Discover how statistical information impacts decisions in today’s business world as Anderson/Sweeney/Williams/Camm/Cochran/Fry/Ohlmann's leading ESSENTIALS OF STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS, 9E connects concepts in each chapter to real-world practice. This edition delivers sound statistical methodology, a proven problem-scenario approach and meaningful applications that reflect the latest developments in business and statistics today. More than 350 new and proven real business examples, a wealth of practical cases and meaningful hands-on exercises highlight statistics in action. You gain practice using leading professional statistical software with exercises and appendices that walk you through using JMP® Student Edition 14 and Excel® 2016. WebAssign's online course management systems is available separately to further strengthen this business statistics approach and helps you maximize your course success.

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David R. Anderson is a leading author and professor emeritus of quantitative analysis in the College of Business Administration at the University of Cincinnati. 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. He was also coordinator of the college’s first Executive Program. In addition to introductory statistics for business students, Dr. Anderson has taught graduate-level courses in regression analysis, multivariate analysis and management science. He also has taught statistical courses at the Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. Dr. Anderson has received numerous honors for excellence in teaching and service to student organizations. He is the co-author of ten well-respected textbooks related to decision sciences, and he actively consults with businesses in the areas of sampling and statistical methods. Born in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Dr. Anderson earned his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Purdue University.

Dennis J. Sweeney is professor emeritus of quantitative analysis and founder of the Center for Productivity Improvement at the University of Cincinnati. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, he earned a B.S.B.A. degree from Drake University and his M.B.A. and D.B.A. degrees from Indiana University, where he was an NDEA fellow. Dr. Sweeney has worked in the management science group at Procter & Gamble and has been a visiting professor at Duke University. He also served as head of the Department of Quantitative Analysis and served four years as associate dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Sweeney has published more than 30 articles and monographs in the area of management science and statistics. The National Science Foundation, IBM, Procter & Gamble, Federated Department Stores, Kroger and Cincinnati Gas & Electric have funded his research, which has been published in journals such as Management Science, Operations Research, Mathematical Programming and Decision Sciences. Dr. Sweeney has co-authored ten textbooks in the areas of statistics, management science, linear programming and production and operations management.

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Jeffrey D. Camm is the Inmar Presidential Chair and associate dean of business analytics in the School of Business at Wake Forest University. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he holds a B.S. from Xavier University (Ohio) and a Ph.D. from Clemson University. Prior to joining the faculty at Wake Forest, he served on the faculty of the University of Cincinnati. He has also been a visiting scholar at Stanford University and a visiting professor of business administration at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Dr. Camm has published more than 45 papers in the general area of optimization applied to problems in operations management and marketing. He has published his research in many professional journals, including Science, Management Science, Operations Research and the INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics. Dr. Camm was named the Dornoff Fellow of Teaching Excellence at the University of Cincinnati, and he was the 2006 recipient of the INFORMS Prize for the Teaching of Operations Research Practice. A firm believer in practicing what he preaches, Dr. Camm has served as an operations research consultant to numerous companies and government agencies. From 2005 to 2010 he served as editor-in-chief of the INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics (formerly Interfaces). In 2016, Dr. Camm received the George E. Kimball Medal for service to the operations research profession, and in 2017 he was named an INFORMS fellow.

James J. Cochran is associate dean for research, professor of applied statistics and the Rogers-Spivey Faculty Fellow at The University of Alabama. Born in Dayton, Ohio, he earned his B.S., M.S. and M.B.A. from Wright State University and his Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati. He has been at The University of Alabama since 2014 and has served as a visiting scholar at Stanford University, Universidad de Talca, the University of South Africa and Pole Universitaire Leonard de Vinci. Dr. Cochran has published more than 50 papers in the development and application of operations research and statistical methods. He has published in numerous journals, including Management Science, The American Statistician, Communications in Statistics-Theory and Methods, Annals of Operations Research, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Combinatorial Optimization, INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics and Statistics and Probability Letters. Dr. Cochran received the 2008 INFORMS Prize for the Teaching of Operations Research Practice, the 2010 Mu Sigma Rho Statistical Education Award and the 2016 Waller Distinguished Teaching Career Award from the American Statistical Association. Dr. Cochran was elected to the International Statistics Institute in 2005 and was named a fellow of the American Statistical Association in 2011 and a fellow of INFORMS in 2017. He also received the Founders Award in 2014 and the Karl E. Peace Award in 2015 from the American Statistical Association. In addition, he received the INFORMS President's Award in 2019. A strong advocate for effective operations research and statistics education as a means of improving the quality of applications to real problems, Dr. Cochran has chaired teaching effectiveness workshops around the globe. He has also served as an operations research consultant to numerous companies and not-for-profit organizations.

Michael J. Fry is professor of operations, business analytics and information systems (OBAIS) and academic director of the Center for Business Analytics in the Carl H. Lindner College of Business at the University of Cincinnati. Born in Killeen, Texas, Dr. Fry earned a B.S. from Texas A&M University and M.S.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan. He has been at the University of Cincinnati since 2002, where he served as department head from 2014 to 2018. Dr. Fry has been named a Lindner Research fellow. He has also been a visiting professor at Cornell University and at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Fry has published more than 25 research papers in journals such as Operations Research, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Transportation Science, Naval Research Logistics, IIE Transactions, Critical Care Medicine and INFORMS Journal of Applied Analytics. He serves on editorial boards for journals such as Production and Operations Management, INFORMS Journal of Applied Analytics (formerly Interfaces) and Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports. His research interests focus on applying analytics to the areas of supply chain management, sports and public-policy operations. He has worked with many different organizations for his research, including Dell, Inc., Starbucks Coffee Company, Great American Insurance Group, the Cincinnati Fire Department, the State of Ohio Election Commission, the Cincinnati Bengals and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens. In 2008, he was named a finalist for the Daniel H. Wagner Prize for Excellence in Operations Research Practice, and he has been recognized for both his research and teaching excellence at the University of Cincinnati. In 2019, Dr. Fry led the team that was awarded the INFORMS UPS George D. Smith Prize on behalf of the OBAIS Department at the University of Cincinnati.

Jeffrey W. Ohlmann is associate professor of business analytics and a Huneke Research fellow in the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa. Born in Valentine, Nebraska, he earned a B.S. from the University of Nebraska, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan. Dr. Ohlmann has been at the University of Iowa since 2003. His research on the modeling and solution of decision-making problems has produced more than two dozen research papers published in journals such as Operations Research, Mathematics of Operations Research, INFORMS Journal on Computing, Transportation Science and the European Journal of Operational Research. He has collaborated with organizations such as Transfreight, LeanCor, Cargill, the Hamilton County Board of Elections and three National Football League franchises. Because of the relevance of his work to industry, Dr. Ohlmann received the George B. Dantzig Dissertation Award, and he was recognized as a finalist for the Daniel H. Wagner Prize for Excellence in Operations Research Practice.

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  • UPDATED APPENDICES AND FIGURES HIGHLIGHT TODAY'S LATEST PROFESSIONAL SOFTWARE. All step-by-step instructions in this edition's software appendices and all textbook figures featuring software output now reflect Excel 2016, JMP® Student Edition 14, and R (online only). This edition provides important hands-on experience that prepares your students to work with current versions of these two popular software choices for statistical analysis in business today.
  • TEN ALL-NEW CASE PROBLEMS PROVIDE ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES TO PRACTICE SKILLS. The 44 case problems in this edition provide students with the opportunity to put what they’ve learned into action. Students work on more complex problems, analyze larger data sets and prepare managerial reports based on the results of their analyses.
  • NEW EXAMPLES INCORPORATE REAL MEANINGFUL DATA. More than 150 new examples and exercises incorporate real data and reference timely sources to bring statistical concepts to life. The authors draw data from sources used by The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Barron's and other leading publications. Using actual studies and applications, the authors present clear explanations and create exercises that demonstrate the many uses of statistics in business and economics today. In total, this edition provides more than 350 examples and exercises.
  • NEW COVERAGE OF BIG DATA EQUIPS STUDENTS TO WORK WITH INFORMATION ON A MASSIVE SCALE. This edition provides a solid framework for thinking about big data and its potential ramifications on sampling distributions, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing for means and proportions. This important information on Big Data is presented in separate sections at the ends of Chapters 7, 8 and 9.
  • TRUSTED TEAM OF DISTINGUISHED AUTHORS ENSURES THE MOST ACCURATE, PROVEN PRESENTATION. Prominent leaders and active consultants in business and statistics, authors David R. Anderson, Dennis J. Sweeney, Thomas A. Williams, Jeffrey D. Camm, James J. Cochran, Michael J. Fry and Jeffrey W. Ohlmann deliver an accurate, real-world presentation of statistical concepts you can trust with every edition.
  • SYSTEMATIC APPROACH EMPHASIZES PROVEN METHODS AND APPLICATIONS. Students first develop a computational foundation and thoroughly master the use of techniques before moving to statistical application and interpretation of the value of techniques. Methods Exercises at the end of each section stress computation and use of formulas, while Application Exercises require students to apply what they know about statistics to real-world problems.

Table of Contents

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1. Data and Statistics.
2. Descriptive Statistics: Tabular and Graphical Displays.
3. Descriptive Statistics: Numerical Measures.
4. Introduction to Probability.
5. Discrete Probability Distributions.
6. Continuous Probability Distributions.
7. Sampling and Sampling Distributions.
8. Interval Estimation.
9. Hypothesis Tests.
10. Inference about Means and Proportions with Two Populations.
11. Inferences about Population Variances.
12. Comparing Multiple Proportions, Test of Independence and Goodness of Fit.
13. Experimental Design and Analysis of Variance.
14. Simple Linear Regression.
15. Multiple Regression.
Appendix A: References and Bibliography.
Appendix B: Tables.
Appendix C: Summation Notation.
Appendix D: Self-Test Solutions and Answers to Even-Numbered Exercises. (online)
Appendix E: Microsoft Excel 2016 and Tools for Statistical Analysis.
Appendix F: Computing p-Values Using Minitab and Excel.

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