Book Title: Introductory Business Statistics with Interactive Spreadsheets – 1st Canadian Edition

Subtitle: Using Interactive Microsoft Excel Templates

Authors: Mohammad Mahbobi and Thomas K. Tiemann

Book Description: Introductory Business Statistics with Interactive Spreadsheets - 1st Canadian Edition is an adaptation of Thomas K. Tiemann's book, Introductory Business Statistics. In addition to covering basics such as populations, samples, the difference between data and information, and sampling distributions, descriptive statistics and frequency distributions, normal and t-distributions, hypothesis testing, t-tests, f-tests, analysis of variance, non-parametric tests, and regression basics, the following information has been added: the chi-square test and categorical variables, null and alternative hypotheses for the test of independence, simple linear regression model, least squares method, coefficient of determination, confidence interval for the average of the dependent variable, and prediction interval for a specific value of the dependent variable. This new edition also allows readers to learn the basic and most commonly applied statistical techniques in business in an interactive way -- when using the web version -- through interactive Excel spreadsheets. All information has been revised to reflect Canadian content.

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Introductory Business Statistics with Interactive Spreadsheets – 1st Canadian Edition is an adaptation of Thomas K. Tiemann’s book, Introductory Business Statistics. This new edition still contains the basic ideas behind statistics, such as populations, samples, the difference between data and information, and sampling distributions as well as information on descriptive statistics and frequency distributions, normal and t-distributions, hypothesis testing, t-tests, f-tests, analysis of variance, non-parametric tests, and regression basics. New topics include the chi-square test and categorical variables, null and alternative hypotheses for the test of independence, simple linear regression model, least squares method, coefficient of determination, confidence interval for the average of the dependent variable, and prediction interval for a specific value of the dependent variable.

This new edition also allows readers to learn the basic and most commonly applied statistical techniques in business in an interactive way — when using the web version — through interactive Excel spreadsheets. For each topic, a customized interactive template has been created within which selected values can be repeatedly changed to observe how the entire process, as well as the outcomes, are automatically adjusted.

Also, in this adapted edition, the real-world examples throughout the text, and the information in general, have been revised to reflect Canadian content.

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Mohammad Mahbobi and Thomas K. Tiemann

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Introductory Business Statistics with Interactive Spreadsheets – 1st Canadian Edition
Authors
Mohammad Mahbobi and Thomas K. Tiemann
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Mohammad Mahbobi
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Introductory Business Statistics with Interactive Spreadsheets - 1st Canadian Edition by Mohammad Mahbobi and Thomas K. Tiemann is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

© 2015 Mohammad Mahbobi

The CC licence permits you to retain, reuse, copy, redistribute, and revise this book—in whole or in part—for free providing the author is attributed as follows:

Introductory Business Statistics with Interactive Spreadsheets by Mohammad Mahbobi and Thomas K. Tiemann is used under a CC BY 4.0 Licence.

This book is an adaptation of Introduction to Business Statistics © 2010 by Thomas K. Tiemann, which is under a CC BY 3.0 Licence. This adaptation includes the following changes and additions which are © 2015 by Mohammad Mahbobi and are licensed under a CC BY 4.0 Licence:

All examples have been changed to Canadian references, and information throughout the book, as applicable, has been revised to reflect Canadian content. One or more interactive Excel spreadsheets have been added to each of the eight chapters in this textbook as instructional tools.

The following additions have been made to these chapters:

Chapter 4

  • chi-square test and categorical variables
  • null and alternative hypotheses for test of independence

Chapter 8

  • simple linear regression model
  • least squares method
  • coefficient of determination
  • confidence interval for the average of the dependent variable
  • prediction interval for a specific value of the dependent variable

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Download for free from the B.C. Open Textbook Collection.

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Mahbobi, M. & Tiemann, T. K. (2015). Introductory Business Statistics with Interactive Spreadsheets. Victoria, B.C.: BCcampus. https://opentextbc.ca/introductorybusinessstatistics/

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Ebook ISBN: 978-1-77420-007-0

Print ISBN: 978-1-77420-006-3

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BCcampus
Publication Date
December 7, 2015
Ebook ISBN
978-1-77420-007-0
Print ISBN
978-1-77420-006-3