Business Statistics using Excel: A first course for South African students offers a helpful introduction to business statistics, providing all of the explanation, tools and skills required to master the subject matter. Thorough, clear and accessible, the text guides students in a progressive, step-by-step manner through the theoretical concepts and techniques, and supports understanding by providing extensive examples from a South African context. The text assumes no prior knowledge of the subject, and includes refresher chapters on numerical skills and Microsoft Excel.
- The text conveys the material in a clear, succinct, and accessible manner.
- This supports learning, comprehension and subject-specific language development.
- Principles and techniques are situated within the framework of the South African context, ensuring that readers are able to relate to familiar issues and examples, and questions and projects are within their frame of reference. This contextual familiarity assists to support comprehension and the application of learning.
- A refresher section on numerical skills provides extra support and tuition to readers who may wish to revise basic numerical concepts, or who require additional learning support, ensuring that foundational numerical concepts are understood.
1Introduction to Statistics
2Frequency tables and graphical representations of data
6Discrete probability distributions
7Continuous probability distributions
8Sampling and sampling distributions
9Estimation: Point estimators and confidence intervals
10Parametric hypothesis testing: One population
11Parametric hypothesis testing: Two populations
12Linear correlation and regression analysis
13Time series data and analysis
14Chi-squared and non-parametric hypothesis testing
15Analysis of variance
This book is suitable for students who are studying statistics as a module within any undergraduate or post-graduate business-related degree or diploma, such as a BA, BBusSc, BCom, BAcc or MBA degree, offered by a university, a university of technology, or a college.