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Statistical Methods for Business and Economics

This book in statistics aims to provide an introduction to the key methods and techniques essential to a typical statistics syllabus, whilst also helping students to develop the skills needed to analyze, interpret and prepare data for use in business, economics and related disciplines. Covering the essential methods required at undergraduate level, the book is structured into four parts that deal with descriptive statistics, probability, sample theory and inferential statistics, taking students from the basics through to more advanced topics such as multiple linear regression. Every chapter contains clear descriptions of each technique, illustrated with numerous worked examples to aid students in understanding how to practice statistical methods.The real data used in the examples is drawn from European sources. The text also contains longer case examples set in a European business context, to show how statistics is used everyday in the business environment. Finally, each chapter concludes with a variety of exercises to test students' ability to apply the theory and attain a high level of competence in using statistics. This comprehensive book is ideal for student of statistics at undergraduate level taking an introductory module in the topic.