# Introductory Business Statistics

Lex Holmes, University of Oklahoma

Barbara Illowsky, De Anza College

Susan Dean, De Anza College

Pub Date: 2017

ISBN 13: 9781947172470

Publisher: OpenStax

Language: English

## Conditions of Use

Attribution

CC BY

## Reviews

The textbook covers all of the main topics for a typical one semester Business Statistics course: descriptive statistics, probability, discreet and continuous distributions, central limit theory and confidence intervals, hypothesis testing for 1,... read more

In reading and reviewing this resource it is very complete, but very specific to business statistics. All statistical components and aspects are taken into consideration in a factual way, but not always tied back to the wider research process. The... read more

Very good for an introductory book. Actually better than the text I've used in the past, covering several key areas such as types of distributions. The authors chose specific enough statistics that students do not need more than the free... read more

How one assesses the comprehensiveness of this text depends on one’s purpose. It is purportedly designed for a one-semester course. For that (at least relative to business students at UNO), it is too long -- and too long on the mathematics. For a... read more

## Table of Contents

Preface

- 1 Sampling and Data
- 2 Descriptive Statistics
- 3 Probability Topics
- 4 Discrete Random Variables
- 5 Continuous Random Variables
- 6 The Normal Distribution
- 7 The Central Limit Theorem
- 8 Confidence Intervals
- 9 Hypothesis Testing with One Sample
- 10 Hypothesis Testing with Two Samples
- 11 The Chi-Square Distribution
- 12 F Distribution and One-Way ANOVA
- 13 Linear Regression and Correlation

Statistical Tables

Mathematical Phrases, Symbols, and Formulas

## About the Book

*Introductory Business Statistics* is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the one-semester statistics course for business, economics, and related majors. Core statistical concepts and skills have been augmented with practical business examples, scenarios, and exercises. The result is a meaningful understanding of the discipline, which will serve students in their business careers and real-world experiences.

## About the Contributors

### Authors

**Lex Holmes** is a Professor in the Economics department at University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

**Barbara Illowsky** is a Professor of Mathematics & Statistics at De Anza College.

**Susan Dean** is a Professor in the Mathematics department at De Anza College, Cupertino, CA.