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2 - 1Solutions Manual to AccompanyEssentials of ModernBusiness StatisticsWith MicrosoftExcelSecond EditionDavid R. AndersonUniversity of CincinnatiDennis J. SweeneyUniversity of CincinnatiThomas A. WilliamsRochester Institute of TechnologySouth-WesternCincinnati, Ohio
2 - 2ContentsPrefaceChapter1.Data and Statistics2.Descriptive Statistics: Tabular and Graphical Methods3.Descriptive Statistics: Numerical Methods4.Introduction to Probability5.Discrete Probability Distributions6.Continuous Probability Distributions7.Sampling and Sampling Distributions8.Interval Estimation9.Hypothesis Testing10.Comparisons Involving Means11.Comparisons Involving Proportions and A Test of Independence12.Simple Linear Regression13.Multiple Regression14.Statistical Methods for Quality Control
2 - 3PrefaceThe purpose ofEssentials of Modern Business Statistics with MicrosoftExcelis to providestudents, primarily in the fields of business administration and economics, with a soundconceptual introduction to the field of statistics and its many applications.The text isapplications-oriented and has been written with the needs of the nonmathematician in mind.The solutions manual furnishes assistance by identifying learning objectives and providingdetailed solutions for all exercises in the text.Note:The solutions to the case problems are included in a separate manual.AcknowledgementsWe would like to provide special recognition to Catherine J. Williams for her efforts inpreparing the solutions manual.David R. AndersonDennis J. SweeneyThomas A. Williams
2 - 4Chapter 1Data and StatisticsLearning Objectives1.Obtain an appreciation for the breadth of statistical applications in business and economics.2.Understand the meaning of the terms elements, variables, and observations as they are used instatistics.3.Understand that data are obtained using one of the following scales of measurement: nominal,ordinal, interval, and ratio.4.Obtain an understanding of the difference between qualitative, quantitative, crossectional and timeseries data.5.Learn about the sources of data for statistical analysis both internal and external to the firm.6.Be aware of how errors can arise in data.7.Know the meaning of descriptive statistics and statistical inference.8.Be able to distinguish between a population and a sample.9.Understand the role a sample plays in making statistical inferences about the population.
2 - 5Solutions:1.Statistics can be referred to as numerical facts.In a broader sense, statistics is the field of studydealing with the collection, analysis, presentation and interpretation of data.2.a.9b.4c.Country and room rate are qualitative variables; number of rooms and the overall score arequantitative variables.

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